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Is Brain Tumors Soft Or Hard
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
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
Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors. ...Read more
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
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
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
Feeling poor since July. Heavy head can't concentrate poor memory hard to function due to poor feeling. Xanax (alprazolam) helps some. Can Xanax (alprazolam) help brain tumor?
Tender spot on rite side back of head. Can feel it sometimes. Bumped back head hard twice on wall month ago. Brain tumor? 18yrs old.
Unlikely: Probably a small residual hematoma or lymph node. If it persists consider ultrasound exam. ...Read more
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
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?
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
There are 4 things that contribute to all tumors:
2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc).
3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors). ...Read more
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
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
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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