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What causes brain cancer?
Primary brain tumors arise from many types of brain tissue (for example, glial cells, astrocytes, and other brain cell types). Metastatic brain cancer is caused by the spread of cancer cells from a body organ to the brain. However, the causes for the change from normal cells to cancer cells in both metastatic and primary brain tumors are not fully understood
Originally posted by Udontknowme
Brain cancer didn't hardly show up at all until 1980. It was non existent before 1930
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the practice of performing human autopsies for academic purposes eventually led to the link between brain tumors and mental symptoms. Giovanni Battista Morgagni1 (1682-1771) was the first physician to describe a patient with psychiatric symptoms and what may have been a brain tumor. Recognizing this association was a slow process, mostly because of the paucity of practical ways to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness and brain tumors until the late 1800s. The movement led by the French physician Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) influenced physicians to think of psychiatric patients as sick human beings who did not deserve to be physically restrained or mistreated.The creation of large psychiatric hospitals that performed autopsies set the ground for the solid recognition of the association of brain tumors with psychiatric symptoms.
Some of the early publications about physical disease causing pains or altered mental status symptoms date from the late 1600s. Thomas Willis,5 in his book De anima brutorum (1672), describes the case of
"a woman of about 50 years of age, after she had borne for about 6 months, a most grievous pain in the head, under the sagittal suture, troubling her almost continually, yielding to no medicine or regime of treatments, finally into a lethargy, with a partial alleviation of her symptoms; from which being aroused by remedies, she awoke with the headache, as distressing as before. Within 2 or 3 weeks later, she departed this life. Her skull being opened there was growing from the side of the sagittal sinus, a scirrhrous tumor three finger broad, which united for a small area the dura mater to the pia mater, and the venous tributaries, which should open here into the sinus, were occluded."
Originally posted by ziggystar60
reply to post by Udontknowme
I am not referring to any more articles than than the one I linked to. But that in that one article there are several cases of brain tumors mentioned.
And I did not have to pay anything to read that article... Are you saying that you can not access it by clicking the link? I just tried it again, and it works just fine for me.
Originally posted by Udontknowme
If brain tumors which you are calling cancerous, existed back in the 1600's, why are we suggesting it's from pollution, food additive, and all the other things not existent in the 1600's?
A study published in January 2007 by researchers at the University of Alberta, testing DCA on in vitro cancer cell lines and a rat model, found that DCA restored mitochondrial function, thus restoring apoptosis, killing cancer cells in vitro, and shrinking the tumors in the rats.
Originally posted by marg6043
I have a friend that had brain cancer but in her case it was diagnosed early, I guess with everything early diagnostic is very important along with the age of the person.
She recuperated and is been ten years that she is so far "cancer Free" or in other words it has not "spread", but every year she has to have all kind of test to make sure that is not growing back.
And her motor skills are intact.
Let's face it, food and drink are the most powerful chemicals we take into our bodies on a daily basis. We might as well be making our dietary choices among meals that are actually good for us.