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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Variable: The large majority present with either seizures, headache or personality change.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on location: The general signs of a brain tumor/cancer are those of mass effect. That is, seizures, headache, motor weakness and speech or language problems (if it ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Some tumors are very aggressive and have a life expectancy of less than 9 months. Some are slower to grow. Early detection helps out for better treat ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
45 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Highly malignant primary brain tumors are bad actors and usually cause death within 12-18 months. Some tumors are not malignant and may not be causing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Good question: Symptoms can be varied depending on location, size and tumor. Tumors in the posterior fossa can cause balance, nausea, vomitting, headaches. Tumors in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (si ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Urbanic
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Single stage: Primary brain tumors (gliomas) are not staged 1 through 4 like cancers in other parts of the body. Prognosis has more to do with what type and if it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I say "No": This stuff has been thrown around for almost 30 years without any mechanism that makes sense (the radiation from a phone isn't the wavelength that dam ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain cancer spec: Brain cancer is a specific type of brain tumor. Brain tumors are graded from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). Hence, brain cancer is a specific ... Read More
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