Hemorrahagic Stroke Causes and Treatment

What is a Hemorrhagic Stroke?
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces around the brain. When this happens, brain cells die because they can no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood do to the sudden bleeding into or around the brain.
 
What are the Symptoms of a Hemorrhagic Stroke?
The symptoms of a hemorrhagic stroke include such things as:  a sudden numbness or weakness (Usually in one half of the body, sudden confusion, trouble communicating or seeing, loss of balance and coordination as well as dizziness.
 
What is the prognosis?
Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body, resulting in partial or complete loss of feeling in one side of the body. Strokes can also cause problems thinking, awareness, attention, learning, judgment, and memory. It is also important to remember that recurrence in stroke victims is common and to remain aware of this if you or someone you know has history of stroke symptoms and issues.

 Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Local MD's explain Glioblastoma, aggressive type of Brain Cancer

News of Senator John McCain’s cancer diagnosis shocked the world last week.
The former prisoner of war and Republican presidential nominee has an aggressive brain cancer called, Glioblastoma.
Glioblastoma, or more commonly known as GBM, is a type of brain cancer that doctors say is not only aggressive, but can spread quickly.
While Sen. McCain’s doctors say he’s exploring future treatment options, his diagnosis prompted 6-News to take a closer look at the type of brain cancer that affects thousands of Americans.