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For what length of time can a stage iv brain tumour go undetected before it kills you?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
Variable: I will presume you mean grade iv, not 'stage', and that grade is the highest grade of malignancy in brain tumors. Often these don't become symptomatic until large, and death might be rapid if they are then untreated. Rarely, i see a case of someone who died without anyone knowing they had a brain tumor until the autopsy.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

For what length of time could someone go without knowing they had a stage IV brain tumour?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not long: Most brain tumors will produce serious symptoms within a matter of few months. But there are both slow and fast growing types of brain tumors( there are 4 different grades of them).

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