Brain Tumor Survival: How to Starve a Brain Tumor

People with brain tumors live life in and out of hospitals, fighting the cancer that threatens to take their lives. Living with a brain tumor can be especially difficult for a child.

Brain tumor survival sometimes seems an unlikely event for persons affected by this type of illness. A brain tumor is usually deadly, and the chances of survival are small.

Persons may experience brain tumor pain in the form of a moderate to severe headache. Brian tumor pain may also be experienced in areas where there is no tumor, such as the neck.

A Brain Tumor-Image via Wikipedia

Brain tumor support groups have their hands full with providing meaningful encouragement and support to families of persons living with a brain tumor.

A metastatic brain tumor starts when another tumor elsewhere in the body sends cancer cells through the bloodstream, lymphatic system, or adjacent tissues to other parts of the body, such as the brain. Most brain tumors are metastatic brain tumors.

Participants Gathered for a Brain Tumor Walk-Image by Kevin Krejci via Flickr

Favorable Brain Tumor Prognosis Ahead

A favorable brain tumor prognosis may soon be a reality for a greater number of patients than it has been in the past, when figuring out how to treat a brain tumor effectively was an enigma for doctors and researchers. Doctors often use a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to fight a brain tumor.

New Research Shows Doctors How to Starve a Brain Tumor

Researchers at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital recently discovered that all cells in a brain tumor are not the same. In fact, there is a core group of cells-the cancer stem cells-that give rise to all the cells in the tumor. Cancer stem cells are also known as CSCs.

The researchers have found that by killing the blood vessels close to the brain tumor stem cells, they can cut off the cancer stem cells’ source of fuel. Killing the blood vessels would effectively starve the brain tumor.

Brain Tumor Gliobastoma(Aggressive Brain Tumor)-Image via Wikipedia

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  1. Nicely, written article. Thanks for posting this information.

  2. This is a very scary. I feel so sorry for people who suffer from brain tumors. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great useful info thanks a lot

  4. Great post. Very informative.

  5. This is a very good health information, well presented, Sharifa.
    Suffering from brain tumor is something very serious.

  6. Great share and well-written indeed… Though i know now, i still don’t want to have it nor any of my family members:)

  7. great artical

  8. Anything that can be done to help patients with this condition is most welcome.

  9. Great article. I had a half brother succumbing to this several years back. Its not an easy one to treat.

  10. a nicely presented particle. Care to fix the title, BRaIN is misspelled.

  11. You’re welcome Bigpapadan.

  12. That’s such a terrible place to have a tumor Cheryl. Not that any place is good.

  13. The brain is one of the worst places to have a tumor Cheryl. Not that any place is good.

  14. You’re welcome Joni.

  15. Hi Dre,
    Thank you.

  16. Hi Star,
    People who are going through this need a lot of support.

  17. Hi Nz,
    Glad that this new research will help more people beat it.

  18. Thanks Awesome.

  19. Hi Jimmy,
    I hope in the future people diagnosed with this illness can have a much better rate of survival.

  20. Hi Sharif,
    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  21. Hi Papaleng,
    Next time could you PM me?

  22. To those who sent me messages to give me the heads up on the typo, thanks a million.

  23. according some researches, Brain Tumor can caused by emission vehicles that contain Lead(Pb)

  24. Hopefully brain tumor will soon be a thing of the past.

  25. Weldon article

  26. A very informative article. I know at least two people who had this. Both are still well but have to make regular visits to their doctors.

  27. Good information. Hope people with brain tumor can fight it.

  28. Starve the brain tumor, this is completely new to me. Hope there is more medical breakthrough to cure the patients entirely.

  29. well written

  30. Hi Abuziy. Thanks for adding that. The sooner we find alternatives to many of the chemicals we use in modern life, the better it will be for our health.

  31. I hope people dying from these tumors will only be a memory one day Ruby.

  32. Thanks Strategy.

  33. I am glad they are still well Brewed.

  34. I hope they don’t get discouraged Yovita. A fighting spirit helps a lot.

  35. This research is new Linda. As it becomes more established more methods will be developed to target the blood vessels supplying the cancer stem cells.

  36. Thanks Albert.

  37. This is welcome news! Yesterday I heard on a BBC program about Nano particles which do almost a similar function of starving tumor cells! Great work here friend!

  38. Very well researched post. Thank you.

  39. A nice caring sharing one this cheers

  40. Thanks for sharing that Gaby.

  41. Thanks Francois.

  42. Thank you
    Cheers Matt.

  43. Thanks for new information. But, killing blood vessels in the brain could also be dangerous. Great article, though.

  44. great headstart to save the head. Thanks.

  45. Starving the cells, that’s good.

  46. Beatsme,
    It is a dangerous procedure. The methods used to treat cancer and tumors all carry a certain degree of risk, since doctors are attacking a part of the body in order to save another part.

  47. Hi Wonder and Raj,
    Wish we could get a headstart on preventing these tumors.

  48. Great and Nice share

  49. Nice article, the main problem here is that we have gone away from looking after the land properly and the waterways.
    The use of pesticides within our foods and polluted water is the main cause of the majority of these diseases. The earth is capable of immense healing when we ourselves begin to put into place structures within society that clear toxins from our land and waterways, and therefore our food and our bloodstreams. Cancer is and should not be a challenge we set ourselves the purification of our food supplies and natures acient healing is the cure.

  50. Nice article, the main problem here is that we have gone away from looking after the land properly and the waterways.
    The use of pesticides within our foods and polluted water is the main cause of the majority of these diseases.

  51. Thanks UncleSam.

  52. The pesticides are a big problem Hesperids.

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