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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Abnormal cell growth: All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic ch ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
It depends on type: Treatment is different depending on the the type of brain tumor. Benign brain tumors like meningioma may be treated surgically or by radiosurgery or ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Friedman
44 years experience Pediatrics
See above: This has been answered above.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Brain Tumor: Depending on the type ; location of the tumor; surgical removal, chemotherapy, radiation therapy.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Is hard to say. : This is hard to say because many times brain rumors can be asymptomatic, especially if they're deep inside the brain. Often when they do present they ... Read More
Dr. Alexander Zubkov
27 years experience Neurology
It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Watson
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherite ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI or CT: These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmenta ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, whic ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Brain Tumors: Primary brain tumors arise from mutations in cells, caused by exposure to radiation family history of certain genetic disorders like neurofibromatosi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
PROGRESSIVE SYMPTOMS: If you have progressive symptoms tell your doctor. You might need a scan of the head.

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