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Is brain tumors soft or hard?

Is brain tumors soft or hard?

May be either: This can only be determined by the neurosurgeon during brain surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more


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Is brain tumor soft or hard on your head?

Not on your head: Brain tumors are not on your head, but inside your head. They can be hard or soft. Anything palpable on your head is not a brain tumor. Swelling in your scalp may be an infection, lymph node, fatty tumor etc, have your doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head too hard?

Can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head too hard?

No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one time, meningiomas were thought to be associated with brain injury, but that has not been substantiated. Also, there have not been any experimental models that link the tbi and brain tumors. ...Read more

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Could someone get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Could someone get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Tumor: If by 'tumor' you mean mass, you can get a post traumatic blood clot/bleed that occupies space and has mass. If you mean cancer, then no. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Is it possible for you to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Not likely: There is no good evidenct to indicate that truma to the head causes brain tumor. However, repeated trauma to the head can cause other disorders like dementia, epilepsy and psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a hard, lump on my forhead. Its been there for about 2 years, and hasn't changed in size. Could it be caused by a brain tumor?

I have a hard, lump on my forhead. Its been there for about 2 years, and hasn't changed in size. Could it be caused by a brain tumor?

No: If you can feel it is extracranial meaning that it has nothing to do with your brain which is inside your skull. Let your doctor examine it at your next office visit. ...Read more

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What do brain tumors feel like I have hard knot about the size of a marble on back right of my head and been having seizures since october

What do brain tumors feel like I have hard knot about the size of a marble on back right of my head and been having seizures since october

Various symptoms: There is no universal symptom, some tumors grow slowly and show no symptom until they are large enought to compress brain tissue or blocks in the brains circulation system. If one had onset of seizures, 5 months is way too long to wait to see a neurologist for imaging studies and other evaluation. Going to the er and getting proper assessment if this has not been assessed would be critical. ...Read more

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Can the spot on the back right side of my head be a brain tumor hard as a rock about the size of a marble? Need asap having seizures since sept

Can the spot on the back right side of my head be a brain tumor hard as a rock about the size of a marble? Need asap having seizures since sept

Skull: The described problem is likely a lesion over the skull, and does not represent a brain tumor. A cat scan will likely visualize and give info as to significance, but likely quite benign. The cause of your seizures due to brain pathology and should be identified if possible, and, of course controlled with meds. ...Read more

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Dizzy falling feeling. Hard to focus. Tired all the time. Body feels heavy. My mom just had a brain tumor removed. Are those hereditary?

Dizzy falling feeling. Hard to focus. Tired all the time. Body feels heavy. My mom just had a brain tumor removed. Are those hereditary?

Dizziness: Yes, some brain tumors are familial and/ or hereditary, but it is statistically unlikely your symptoms are indicative of a brain tumor. Nevertheless, dizziness and fatigue should be investigated. It is possible these symptoms reflect an anxiety reaction, which is quite natural, over what your mother must be going through. ...Read more

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What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

Scan needed: Sleep is a frequent time for seizures. Unlikely that the mass outside ur skull is also inside against ur brain---u need a neuro eval and a scan. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my head, left side. Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye. Could it be a brain tumor?

I had a lump on my head, left side. Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye. Could it be a brain tumor?

New onset headaches?: The likelihood is that you are having migraine headaches BUT if you are having these symptoms and they are brand new or significantly different from previously then, an appointment with your physician should occur right away. However, not because of the lump you feel. The most common reason for lumps on the head people find are lumps on the head that are supposed to be there. Let us know wassup. ...Read more

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What causes brain tumors?

What causes brain tumors?

Multi-factorial: There are 4 things that contribute to all tumors:
1. Genetics
2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc).
3. Aging
3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors). ...Read more

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How are brain tumors treated?

How are brain tumors treated?

Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes surgery, radiation, gamma knife, and occasional chemotherapy. If the situation becomes complex, additional interventions such as various medications, and shunts may be employed. ...Read more

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How are brain tumors identified?

How are brain tumors identified?

Imaging & pathology: As others have noted the first step to finding a brain tumor is an imaging study such as ct or mri. The former is faster and cheaper but may miss small tumors. Once a tumor is found, a tissue diagnosis is needed, either open surgery or biopsy. This would require a neurosurgeon to tell you what is best. ...Read more

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What are the types of brain tumors?

Several: The most common types of brain tumors are actually from the spread of another cancer to the brain. After this the most common cerebral tumors are grade 4 tumors called glioblastoma or gbm. Of course there are other benign tumor that come from the coverings of the brain. Other tumors can come from the fluid cavities or pituitary gland and have varied degrees of aggressiveness. ...Read more

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Are brain tumors rare in a 23yo female?

Are brain tumors rare in a 23yo female?

Brain Tumor in 23 yo: Brain tumors are pretty rare in 23 year olds, but the incidence of brain tumors is increasing lately due to cell phone use and holding the smart phones up to your head. ...Read more

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How come primary brain tumors are rare?

Blood brain barrier: Among the more common tumor, exogenous factors are frequent. Breast, prostate and lymphoma mostly viral in origin, same for vial sarcomas, squamous hpv lesion. These factors don't seem to cross blood brain barrier. ...Read more