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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in 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 in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in 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 in 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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Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It depends: There are several types of brain tumors. They can be primary brain tumors or often the tumor may come from another cancer outside of the brain. Prima ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Watson
29 years experience in 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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
43 years experience in 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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