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please explain why is a brain tumor considered a neurological disorder?

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Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 11 years experience
It's in the brain: Technically speaking anything that happens to nerves is neurological. In medicine diseases that cause structural damage are considered neurological and some of these are surgical diseases. Diseases that cause changes in behavior are psychiatric

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Help please! is brain tumor grade 3 curable ?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
It is possible, but : Higher grade tumors are more aggressive and generally harder to control or cure. Please make sure to have a team of physicians working together to optimize a plan of treatment which may include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. That will provide the best possible plan for fighting this tumor.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose commented
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Grade 3 has a longer survival than Grade 4 but still is not curable
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor? And what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. Individual risk depends on other underlying cancer, conditions such as neurofibromatosis, etc. So is hard to quantify.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I handle the diagnosis of a brain tumor?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Get information: There are many types of brain tumor, some malignant, some benign. The first thing is to get information and get opinions from specialists. There are many tumors that are very treatable and even curable. There are others where there is very long term remission. The key to to be informed and ask questions. Know your options. Don't forget about clinical trials.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are signs of a brain tumor?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and type of tumor. Some of the general signs and symptoms include: weakness, seizures, blurred or double vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, trouble with gait, trouble with coordination, hearing problems.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Would you please help describe the usual warning signs of a brain tumor?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
See below: Most brain tumors present with a seizure or paralysis. Headache is also a common symptom and is often associated with increasing nausea and vomiting. If the symptoms are progressively getting worse over a month or two, then think of brain tumor as a possible cause. Go see a neurologist in that case..

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