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is headache a symptom of astrocytoma

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can call Dr on video: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Stanford
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Possibly: I recommend speaking with your md about this.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: I am sorry to hear about your illness. Worsening headache in the presence of a brain lesion is reason to be concerned. The topic is not suitable for t ... Read More
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Time for treatment: If you have not had any kind of treatment, perhaps it is time to consider one. Proton beam therapy with or without chemotherapy may provide good contr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Get MRI of Brain: The best way to answer if you have a recurrent optic nerve astrocytoma is to get an MRI of Brain with contrast. Headaches is one of the most common pr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
HAs!: Not sure what medicine u r taking, but a neurology consult should be obtained, to assess & regulate your meds.
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A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately possible. Without a biopsy hard to tell otherwise. There are specific tests that I am sure will be considered prior to treatment in orde ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Szerlip
19 years experience Neurosurgery
That depends: Astrocytomas come in many flavors. They produce symptoms by local brain invasion and compression of adjacent structures as well as increased intracra ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: Astrocytomas are graded in one system from i to iii and in another system i to IV - in either case a grade ii means the tumor has some atypical lookin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: Survival is really base on the grading of the tumor. Grading runs from a benign type 1 which has a good long term survival to a grade IV which is high ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on tumor: There are a few different types of astrocytoma- some without much risk of recurrence and some which are aggressive. Sorry it's not more specific. If ... Read More

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