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stage 4 cancerous inoperable brain tumor

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at s ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Yes, but not likely: Sometimes, the tumor may still not interfere with neurological function if slow growing, but they are more likely to present with symptoms like headac ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Could be primary in the brain. These can be benign or malignant. Could be spread from elsewhere.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Could be- yes: There are many kinds of brain tumors, which can arise from different types of cells. A brain tumor can arise from any tissue within the skull, includ ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one spea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: As the tumor grow in size, it will compress areas of brain that control movement, or it could cause headaches or visual symptoms.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Headaches: Headache is a common symptom of brain tumors as are neurological changes including personality changes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: As a brain surgeon with a specialty in brain tumors, i frequently treat patients with brain tumors/cancers. However, i emphacize that the treatment is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Rarely: Most primary brain tumors are cancers of glial cells, not of neurons, but there are somewhat unusual types of brain tumor which have neurons as part o ... Read More

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