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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if you leave a benign tumor in your brain?

Grows: How do you know it's benign? At your age, it's likely to grow, so when it does begin to cause symptoms it will likely be larger and therefore possibly more complicated to deal with. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a benign tumor in my brain. Should i consider surgery?

What to do if I have a benign tumor in my brain. Should i consider surgery?

Variable: Let's assume you have a meningioma. Usually followed by serial MRI's, and excised if it gets bigger or causes mass effects. At your age, many surgeons would recommend surgery, but cases vary and recommend a lengthy thorough discussion with an experienced neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Do you know are benign brain tumors more or less common than malignant ones?

Do you know are benign brain tumors more or less common than malignant ones?

Benign more: US incidence rate for primary brain and nervous system tumors in adults (aged 20 years or older) is estimated to be 27.4 per 100,000 persons.Approximately one-third of tumors are malignant and the remainder are benign or borderline malignant ...Read more

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Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Benigh tumors: Benign is a term that typically refers to the kind of cells that make up a tumor. For example, a meningioma is considered a benign tumor because it does not grow fast, and is not composed of rapidly dividing cells. Benign tumors, however, certainly can occur is places that make them dangerous and for these, frequent imaging studies including ct and MRI are typically used. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

Many: Brain tumors, benign or malignant, can have many different presentations. These include headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits such as speech problems, weakness in one limb or on one side, difficulty thinking properly etc. These symptoms are all non-specific, and can also be due to other brain disorders. ...Read more

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What can happen if a benign brain tumor goes untreated?

Depends: It depends on what type of benign brain tumor it is and where exactly it is located. Some benign tumors can be watched, but some require treatment. Please write back with more details about tumor type and location. ...Read more

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I need help to treat a benign brain tumor, can you help me?

I need help to treat a benign brain tumor, can you help me?

Brain tumor: Treatment is based on the tumor type, location of the tumor and what potential effect that tumor might have on the patient. ...Read more

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I have a benign brain tumor--can it be dangerous at some point?

I have a benign brain tumor--can it be dangerous at some point?

IT DEPENDS: It depends what kind of tumor and where it is located, you have to ask this question from the neurologist or neuru surgeon who can answer this question to your satifaction as they have the facts and bipsy or pathology reports, and study of the scans and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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Benign Tumor (Definition)

A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more