A 56-year-old member asked:
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I've gotten epilepsy all ur life, then developed a stage 3 astrocytoma brain tumor recently, how will the epilepsy affect the brain tumor and visa vera?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Complex: The epilepsy won't affect the tumor, indeed it may be a result of the tumor. Removing the tumor surgically and following with radiation and/or chemotherapy will help with seizure control. Some anti-seizure medications interfere with some chemotherapy, so your doctors will have to adjust what they give you to avoid problems with that.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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