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how long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?

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Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
No way to say: There is no way to know how long. I am sure you will get serial brain scans to quantify the rate of growth.
Answered on Aug 4, 2012
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Brain dysfunction will be determined by the amount of pressure placed on the area. This will depend upon the growth rate of the underlying brain tumor. The only way to know this is to obtain serial imaging studies and measure the lesion over time.
Answered on May 19, 2015
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