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Could you give me sone details about metastatic brain cancer and life expectancy?

Could you give me sone details about metastatic brain cancer and life expectancy?

Sure: Metastatic disease is tumor spread from another site (ie lung, breast, colon). This is an incurable setting and most patients die from this within 6 months to a year, even with radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. Without treatment, survival is weeks to a few months. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about 3-5 years grade 4s live if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter). ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

You mean stage IV: Unfortunately stage IV is terminal stage in months , fingers in one hand is enough, reducing brain edema making life as comfortable as is the main aim at this stage. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

See belowl: It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up to a year in life wthil primary brain cancer is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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With metastatic brain cancer, how do you predict one's remaining life expectancy?

With metastatic brain cancer, how do you predict one's remaining life expectancy?

See below: Both irradiation and an operation to take out single metastasis will prologn the life for mohts to a year not only that the life will be better. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of brain cancer? I'm just so scared and not wanting to try or pursue anything in life bc i don't think it will even matter

How can I get over my fear of brain cancer? I'm just so scared and not wanting to try or pursue anything in life bc i don't think it will even matter

Health fears: Having health anxiety is not uncommon, but i wonder how brain cancer has become your focus? And, how is avoiding living your life (not trying or pursuing anything) related to this? Your presence on the planet does matter, no matter how long you're here. I see that you're on some zoloft, (sertraline) and are in "behavior therapy." hoping you'll work with your therapist on these issues specifically! ...Read more

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My mom hears voices can brain cancer cause that? Or can schizophrenia present later in life she is 68

My mom hears voices can brain cancer cause that? Or can schizophrenia  present later in life she is 68

Many possibilities : There are many possibilities for such voices. A full medical work up would be recommended. Schizophrenia is less likely to occur at such an age but is a possibility and generally does occur later in women compared to men ...Read more

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How do you treat brain cancer?

How do you treat brain cancer?

Brain cancer?: That's like asking, "How do you fix a leak?" Depends on what's leaking & where. There are different kinds of brain "cancer" all with different treatments that also depend on where in tbe brain the "cancer" is located. ...Read more

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How does brain cancer affect the brain?

How does brain cancer affect the brain?

It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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