A member asked:

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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Cunnar answered

Specializes in 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 8/4/2012


Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in 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 5/19/2015



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