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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
It is possible, but : Higher grade tumors are more aggressive and generally harder to control or cure. Please make sure to have a team of physicians working together to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Depends: Some gliomas in the stem are focal and low grade, and may be located in places where they can be operated upon successfully and safely. However "bra ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Brain Tumor: I am sorry to hear this and send our condolences to you and your family. This question is nearly impossible to answer given we do not know what type ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Interesting question: Hello young man. Thanks for wanting to increase your medical acumen and vocabulary power by writing questions here on HealthTap. Unfortunately, your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
: There can be benign tumors in the brain like meningioma or acoustic neuroma. These tumors are not malignant, but can cause symptoms and complications ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of ... Read More
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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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Meningioma: These are benign brain tumors and are not hereditary.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No: The pituitary is not part of the brain. While a small portion of the pituitary is made up of of axons (extensions of nerve cells whose cell body is i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Location and size of the tumor is usually very important even in expert hands. Make sure to pick a good surgeon. In good hands, risks can be minimize ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Medulloblastoma (mb) is a brain cancer that occurs in the cerebellum, the back part of the brain. It occurs primarily in children, although it occasio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Glioma infers: Malignancy originating in the brain (as opposed to a secondary from another source, ) they are graded 1 - 4, and survival is worse as the grade goes ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good news!!!: This uncommon tumor was discovered in 1982 and is much less aggressive than most brain tumors. Get two neuropathologists' opinions if you can. A patho ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: It is a low grade type of cancer. It usually has a fairly good prognosis when treated properly.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience Radiology
Yes: Depending on the type of tumor and location, brain tumors can be treatable and/or curable, but often the treatment is difficult and true cure is not a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often: More often than not, these do occur in the lower portions of the brain.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stefan Chock
21 years experience Trauma Surgery
Incureable: Any terminal illness is one that cannot be cured regardless of treament.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Pituitary tumor: Yes, pituitary tumor is a brain tumor but not all brain tumor are equally serious. Please see a doctor to discuss about it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Chiang
19 years experience Pediatric Urology
Yes: It can be. There are certain syndromes (beckwith-wiedeman, wagr, and denys-drash) that are associated with a genetic abnormality that causes wilms t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
No mets or invasion: Benign tumors do not metastasize or invade adjacent structures. They typically slowly grow locally and cause symptoms that is very much related to th ... Read More

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