Tag Archives: Central Nervous System

Cleveland Clinic: Primary Malignant Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth or mass of cells in or around the brain. It is also called a central nervous system tumor. Tumors that develop in the brain are called primary tumors. Tumors that spread to the brain after forming in a different part of the body are called secondary tumors or metastatic tumors. This video focuses on primary malignant brain tumors.

Chapters: 0:00 What is a primary malignant brain tumor? 0:31 What are the main kinds of malignant brain tumors? 1:35 How are brain tumors graded? 1:57 How are primary malignant brain tumors treated? 2:53 When should you see your provider?

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Multiple Sclerosis: The Early Signs & Symptoms

MS symptoms vary depending on the brain or spinal cord area that’s affected. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, more common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue so extreme it interferes with ability to function at home and work.
  • Numbness or tingling often felt in the torso, face, arms and legs.
  • Problems with walking because of balance, muscle weakness, stiffness or fatigue.
  • Visual issues such as blurred vision and pain with eye movement.
  • Dizziness and vertigo with feelings of being off balance or lightheaded.
  • Constipation or loss of control of the bowels.
  • Bladder issues.
  • Problems with cognitive function like short-term memory and processing.