A 18-year-old male asked:
How do you get tumors in your head and can they be a major problem?
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Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Brain tumor: Brain tumor can originate from the brain itself or can be a spread from cancer from outside the brain. Yes, any tumor/growth in the brain is a major problem as the brain is located inside a closed space system i.e. Skull- so any tumor/growth in the brain will increase pressure inside the system causing damage to the brain and could be lethal.
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