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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Some times synanimus: Brain tumor means it is a tumor benign or malignant term lesion is used for besides tumor , non tumor diseases which occupy brain tissue, before ... Read More
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Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Being specific: A brain lesion can be any abnormal finding including tumors stroke concussion ms plaques and on and on. A brain tumor is an abnormal growth benign or ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: Discuss this with your doctor. Usually an MRI especially if done with contrast is a great tool to describe brain lesions/masses. However, it all depen ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Roth
34 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: The MRI is very good, but not perfect in identifying what the lesion is. The treatment will depend on what the MRI shows. If it is not clear, either i ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with: your doctor or neurosurgeon as the have the full report and can give you the best answer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Huh?: Didn't you just answer your own question? Maybe I'm missing something but if the diagnosis actually IS ADEM (as I believe you are saying above) and if ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Just suspicious: A good eye specialist can use the eye exam as a window into the brain. However, the exam can only suggest that some pathological process is occurring ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Multi-factorial: There are 4 things that contribute to all tumors: 1. Genetics 2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc). 3. Aging 3. Unknown c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes su ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
MRI , then biopsy: Usually patinets present with new neurologic symptom. Seizure, headache, nausea, vometing, stroke like symptoms next imaging usually a MRI scan is ob ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Many: There are way too many types of brain tumors to list in 400 letters. In short, we grade brain tumors from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). The ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
28 years experience Neurology
Varied: Depends on the type of tumor pituitary tumors or pineal gland cysts may be more common than more serious tumors.
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