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chance of getting a brain tumor

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
See a doc: A brian tumor can or will give you specific symptoms base on its biological nature and/or location(s). Start with a visit to your medical doctor, he ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Likely subtle: Until the tumor enlarges, may be very asymptomatic. Presenting signs of mass effect may involve seizures, spells like transient vascular events, grad ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Do you know what type you have? Not all tumors are malignant. Patients usually recover nicely from certain type of tumor treatment including meningi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Could occur: Most commonly, a low grade glioma can transform into a glioblastoma, accelerating the mass effect. Another fast grower would be a metastatic lesion f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly , 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Ear ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Increasing: Increase risk for brain hemorrhage can result from many conditions and life styles, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, & inheritance. O ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on the grade: People have the best prognosis with pilocytic astrocytomas and low grade astrocytomas. Higher grade tumors such as an aplastic astrocytomas and gliobl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies: There are several types of brain tumors. The grade of the tumor determines the prognosis. Low grade gliomas (as these tumors are called) are indolent, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depend on the type: Of tumor. Some brain tumors are benign and others are low grade and have a high survival rate. At the other end is glioblastoma multiforme that is qui ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Brain tumor odds: The diagnosis of a brain tumor in someone your age is exceptionally rare. Based on cancer registry data, your changes are less than 0.1%.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Phobia: I doubt that telling you the odds (if i knew them) would dispel your fear. If you have tumor phobia - you need to deal with that. Rather than seeking ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
Relatively low not 0: I do not have complete information about your symptoms, but in general, the chances of headaches in someone 23yo being the result of a brain tumor are ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: If done without contrast, it could be missed. If the tumor is in the posterior fossa (back of brain or brainstem) could be missed. With a ct scan, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Very good: The success of surgery depends largely on the location of the meningioma. Ones that are alont the convexities of the brain that are readily accessible ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Could be- yes: There are many kinds of brain tumors, which can arise from different types of cells. A brain tumor can arise from any tissue within the skull, includ ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on the type: Brain tumors may span the range of benign to malignant pathologies. If the tumor is benign such as a pituitary tumor or meningioma, a total cure may b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Zubkov
26 years experience Neurology
Depends: depends on the hemorrhage size, location, reason for hemorrhage and overall health
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: The lenghth of coma depends on a number of things including how much brain damage can be seen on the MRI scan, the age of the patient, and how long th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Most are not.: The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma, which is a benign tumor and not a cancer. Some rarer types of tumors can be more aggressive.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Assuming that the surgery excised the entire tumor, there is little chance of recurrence, but talk to the neurosurgeon to gauge the outcome of the pro ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
According to: the CDC, 12% of adults in US are diagnosed with sinusitis. According to cancer.gov, lifetime risk of CNS neoplasm is 0.6%. They are independent of o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Not much: Aneurysms usually don't become symptomatic until the fourth or fifth decade of life. Exceptions include strong family history, especially multiple cer ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Need more info,,: I think more information is needed for your question. In general, very few tumors are actually cancerous, and these are detected only at the end of ... Read More

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