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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Ms and tumors and infection can be confused, but specific brain imaging is very helpful in sorting these out.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Can gravity cease?: The answer to MY question is YES! No way-Yes, way! There's a calculable probability that a ball dropped to the floor ENOUGH TIMES will go UP on at le ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Glands: Ask the physician who ordered the tests as he has the most information to give you the best answer. Good Luck
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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What is the question: You may want to be more specific about your question. It is always the best advice to discuss everything in detail and in person with your doctor. Not ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends.: Brain tumor headaches can be steady but can worsen if there are bleeds or if there is worsening of the flow of the CSF drainage or if the intracranial ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyle Dennis
25 years experience Neurology
Meningioma: Most intracranial rumors are meningiomas, which are benign.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. If symptoms of sinus infection persist o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Chiari malformation: Most chiari malformations are congenital, benign, and they are not associated with temporal lobe cysts.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancemen ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Rarely: Less than 5% of tumors are hereditary. Neurofibromatosis and von-hippel lindau syndromes can cause tumors, and there are rare families with meningiom ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Often? No.: Tumors and other intracranial types of pathologies are believed to occur about 0.18% of the time in patients who have or present to the doctor with he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
0%: All ependymoma brain tumors are technically malignant, meaning the cells are cancer and can grow into the surrounding brain tissue. However, most of ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I know humans: I don't know about dogs, but humans can get systemic mastocytosis. An uncommon clonal growth of mast cells. Mast cells may also be reactive, such as ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not per se: Even "benign" tumors of the brain can kill. In general tumors with benign histology do not turn into malignant ones, but for brain tumors the distinct ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Very little chance: Because our understanding of radiation induced cancer is incomplete, it is assumed that any exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
No radiation from MRI: I have not heard of an association between medical radiation and peripheral nerve sheath tumors.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncertain: There is no hard evidence but it is the subject of continuing investigation.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This s ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
A few caveats: Migraine auras are not indicative of TIA's or stroke risk, usually, BUT if a female smokes and takes oral contraceptives, the risk of stroke increases ... Read More
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