Tumors are either benign or malignant, where benign ones are noncancerous and malignant ones are cancerous. (This is a relatively new distinction, whose purpose is for clarity – “benign cancer” was confusing to many patients.) A tumor can be highly complex, and never more so than when it involves the brain, which is the mostRead More
What Is the Recovery Process from Brain Surgery?
Are you scheduled for brain surgery? If so, then your neurosurgeon will likely explain what to expect before the surgery. However, because everyone who needs a brain operation is there for very different reasons and the outcomes may be unknowable, the doctor may not really explain what to expect afterward. One thing that is trueRead More
Why You May Need Intracranial Surgery
Intracranial surgery describes a variety of operations designed to treat problems in the brain and surrounding areas. The cranium is the skull. Like many other organs in the body, the brain is vulnerable to infection, bleeding, injury, cancer, and other types of damage or disease. These types of problems sometimes require brain surgery toRead More