Brain lesions refer to any abnormality in the brain, and take many forms unique to everyone. Lesions are often accidental findings when scanning the brain for other problems. They can be detected through imaging techniques such as MRI or CT scans, and often show up as dark or light areas that do not look like normal brain tissue.
Brain Lesions can take Many Forms:
A brain lesion is damage to any part of the brain, and can result from trauma, disease, or other problems. Brain cancer refers specifically to cancerous cells in the brain that may form a tumor.
Benign brain tumors are slow growing and do not spread to other parts of the body. These types of tumors are usually harmless but can be life threatening depending on its location.
Malignant tumors, on the other hand, can destroy tissue or disrupt the body’s normal function by putting pressure on surrounding structures.
The Symptoms of Both Brain Lesions and Cancer are Similar, and Include:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, consult with your doctor in order to identify the cause.
Radiation therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive option to treat many types of brain tumors and abnormalities. There are several different therapies that can be used to treat brain lesions. All types of radiation therapies for brain lesions are extremely precise, maximizing the radiation dose to the tumor or lesion while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue.
Treatments for brain lesions at Blue Ridge Radiation Oncology:
Our doctors are experts at providing safe, high-quality radiation therapies to treat abnormalities in the brain. We are with you from day one answering any questions or concerns you may have, and continue to offer support and guidance once you have finished with treatment.