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what do you advise if i want help please about a brain tumour?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many good resources: A neuro-oncologist is a physician that specializes in the care of patients with brain cancer. There are also many good online resources to learn about brain tumours. These include: http://www.soc-neuro-onc.org/patient-resources/ , http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/ , and http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/index .

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of having a benign brain tumour?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
None, headache: Most benign brain tumors like meningioma are asymptomatic and might be discovered as an incidental finding on imaging done for another reason (like a head ct after a fall). Sometimes there are symptoms based on location and what structures the tumor is pressing on and rarely these get so large that they start to cause generalized symptoms like headaches.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is a possiblity of me getting a brain tumour? I think about it a lot

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Low: There are approximately 20, 000 brain tumors diagnosed each year in the us. This is out of the total population of 350 million. Therefore brain tumors represent only .006% of the population- very rare. However, if you are experiencing symptoms which worry you then the best advice is to see your physician.
A 52-year-old female asked:

Life expectency of grade 3 brain tumour?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Brain tumor: Grade 3 or 4 gliomas are considered aggressive. Chances of making a year 30-35 % with modern therapies and making 2 years 10-15% chance. Very few patients are long term survivors.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a brain tumour? How do they develop?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
It depends: Symptoms depend on where the tumor is in the brain. Some tumors cause no symptoms, while others can cause weakness in an arm or leg, balance problem, or numbness on one side of the body. Brain tumors can come from spread of a tumor that started somewhere else in the body, or they can start in the brain. They develop when cells start growing and don't stop. This is how all cancers develop.
A 49-year-old member asked:

I think i may have a brain tumour. How do I get it checked out?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See your doctor: What makes you think that you may have a brain tumor? An MRI will detect most brain tumors but you need to go through your doctor to see if it is warranted.

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