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A 40-year-old member asked:

what can you tell me about brain cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Lots to know.: This is hard to answer. Some brain cancers can be completely cured; some can't. Some can be small but in bad locations that cause a lot of disability. Some can be very large and cause no disability. Most are treated with surgery, then radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. Brain cancer is always scary, because... well, it's the brain! Try this link for more info: http://www.nccn.org/patients/

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me, are there bracelets for brain cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
What kind?: If you mean cancer awareness bracelets, the color for brain cancer is gray. You can get them in many websites. If you mean an emergency health bracelet that says "brain cancer", you can get that in the internet too.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could brain cancer originate anywhere in the brain?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: The majority of cancers in the brain come from somewhere else but several types of cancers can originate in the brain.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could minor seizures cause brain cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
No: Seizures do not cause cancer but brain cancer (and many other kinds of injury to the brain) can cause seizures.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what causes brain cancer in people?

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Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
No real answer: No on knows what really causes malignant brain tumors. There are clearly genetics which can be part of the story. There are probably also linkages to environmental exposures, etc....But not have been teased out. There's been a lot of stories about cell phone use....But that has never really been shown to be linked to tumors - we haven't seen a dramatic increase over the alst 20 years.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about surviving brain cancer?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
TREATMENT: If you are refer to Glioblastoma Multiforme it is treated surgically then followed by concurrent radiation + temodar (temozolomide) (oral chemotherapy) for 42 days. This is then followed by single agent temodar (temozolomide) but at a higher dose 5 days every 28 day x 6 months. Talk to your oncologists regarding your specific case.

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