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Stage 2 brain cancer survival rate

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affec... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
That's right: I'm sorry to tell you that 3-5 years is right, but remember that's an average. That means some people live longer than 5 years, and some don't live a... Read More
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Options: 3-5 is median survival - so it can be more or less in different individuals. Ask your doctor if there is an "oligo" component in the astrocytoma, whic... Read More
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
MAY be longer: My wife had a 6cm grd 3 astrocytoma in 2000. She had surgery, radiation and chemo. She remains in remission.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Grade 2 brain tumor: you may want to share your concern with your doctor and discuss treatment options etc. For slowly growing disease, in many cases, especially in young ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses cou... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No: CAT scans rarely cause brain cancer. Certainly 2 scans have no such deleterious effect. So you can relax and quit worrying about it. Only if you have ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Other mets: Once a tumor has metastasized to the brain, the same tumor usually has spread to other organs as well. A few tumors, e.g., choriocarcinoma may still ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Little risk: Especially in the last 20 years, dental x-rays have used infinitesimal amounts of radiation. The exposure from CT scans is greater but it's still too ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Stockmann
Radiology 18 years experience
Lifetime risk: I understand that you are concerned about an increased risk of cancer from the radiation from diagnostic imaging. Although there is an increased risk ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining fr... Read More