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survival chances of brain stem cancer

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
I am sorry: because I know this is a serious question but unfortunately no one can answer any of these questions. Speed of mutation and number of mutations is en ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not enough info!: Sorry, this is a complex problem and the answers depend on lots of things that are not possible for you to provide for us in 150 characters. Ask the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on grade: Grade 1 & 2 tumors are considered benign and long survivals are expected. Grade 3 or anaplastic gliomas are intermediate and grade 4 or glioblastoma ... Read More
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Poor survival rate: Brainstem gliomas are primary brain tumors that arise from the glial tissue and are usually astrocytomas (grades 1-4). Diagnosis is by mri. Rarely ar ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Sorry for this ques.: In my opinion, life=hope & NOBODY can predict with 100% certainty that a person CANNOT miraculously recover until there is literally not 1 single ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Pineal tumor: Probably, but the path report would give you the correct answer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipakkumar Pandya
27 years experience Neurology
Brain tumor: Unfortunately no major cure. radiation therapy may be helpful.
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Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Most chemo agents do not cross the blood brain barrier thus unlikely that it can specifically add to artheroaclerosis of the brain.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience Neurology
For life: Brain stem functions include most things we do reflexively without thinking, like breathing, swallowing, adjusting our heart rate to our environment, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Every case: Is different. Median 8 - 12 months.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Dandy-Walker: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. Of course, there are other possibilities as wel ... Read More

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