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what can happen if brain cancer is left untreated

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: What you described is not likely to be due to brain cancer. It is more likely to be from your sleeping position. Have a health diet, exercise and get ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samir Lapsiwala
22 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not: Unfortunately despite all the research and advancement in medicine, we have not made much progress in treatment of grade 4 gliomas.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Challenge: May or may not be related to the surgery, but might investigate possibility of post-op infection. Of course, could be secondary to strep throat infe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
You should see a spe: A brain specialist(neurologist or neurosurgeon) should be consulted to check you and guide you further. A brain MRI is often a better test to determin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: It depends on what type of benign brain tumor it is and where exactly it is located. Some benign tumors can be watched, but some require treatment. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Growth: If a brain tumor is not treated then it is possible for the tumor to grow and ultimately cause significant symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomitin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Metastasis: Malignant melanoma is largely curative if caught and excised very early. However, if left untreated, it will metastasize (spread to distant areas), a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Complications rare..: Bad things can happen like infection spreading to the cheek, eye or brain, but this is rare nowadays with antibiotics. If you have a cold that lasts ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Thyroid cancer: Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type. If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: If it is only cause enlarged lymph nodes, no treatment is usually needed. So, it depends on the body system involved. If it is causing lung problems ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
BLINDNESS: The arteritis could involve the ophthalmic artery or its branches and cause complete loss of vision on one or both sides. Risk of stroke affecting mo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Sure Death: Adiison Disease a serious endocrine condition in which a one lacks a very important hormone that the body needs to stay alive.This hormone cortisol is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Poor growth: Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea. The effect on the intestine often leads t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Cervical cancer: If a diagnosis of invasive cervical carcinoma has been made by a pathologist, then you have a tumor that, if left untreated, has the potential to inva ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
39 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Different types of treatment are indicated for different stages of this disease. Very early disease is treated with only surgery. If more advanced, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Myocardial hemorrhag: Myocardial hemorrhage is rare and often associated with a poor prognosis. Generally the treatment is the underlying cause of the hemorrhage.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Worsening symptoms: Untreated asthma can worsen to the point that you end up on a ventillator or even die. I've personally disconnected the ventillator after declaring b ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Death: You may go blind or you could go on to get an aneurysm that could rupture and kill you or you could have a stroke and die. All of these are possible ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Diabetes: Out of control sugars can lead to coma, death, amputation of extremities, kidney disease and failure, heart attack, congestive heart failure, severely ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Testicular cancer : Potentially curable . If left untreated can metastasize to locally in lymph nodes or distantly to other organs specially lungs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Get stool tests: Mucous in the stool may be a sign of an infection. This may go away by itself or may need medication to kill the infection. Mucous may be a sign of ch ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
CSF spread of tumor: Tumor spread by the cerebrospinal fluid due to the circulation of CSF is called CSF dissemination it may be spread into: 1. The subarachnoid space ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Will get worse: If anemia is untreated it will get worse and will give you more symptoms. Symptoms will depend of the severity of the anemia and the cause of the anem ... Read More

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