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A 40-year-old member asked:

how long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very long time and undiagnosed. A very aggressive tumor however, or a tumor that affects an important part of the brain will likely be diagnosed fairly quickly.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some brain cancer or tumor symptoms?

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Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
Neurosurgery 25 years experience
Good question: Symptoms can be varied depending on location, size and tumor. Tumors in the posterior fossa can cause balance, nausea, vomitting, headaches. Tumors in the supratentorial area can cause weakness, seizures, speech, word finding, sensory loss etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are signs of brain cancer or tumor symptoms?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the signs of brain cancer/tumor?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends on location: The general signs of a brain tumor/cancer are those of mass effect. That is, seizures, headache, motor weakness and speech or language problems (if it is near these areas of the brain). When the tumors get very large, this can lead to problems with thinking/cognition as well as lethargy and coma.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much time does it take for brain cancer/tumor to form?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends.: Some tumors are very aggressive and have a life expectancy of less than 9 months. Some are slower to grow. Early detection helps out for better treatment. Most people have some type of neurological symptoms that hints doctors to look for them.

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