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Brain Cancer Stage 4
In general, Stage 4 means distant spread to other organs other than the organ where the tumor started (lung cancer that spreads to brain, would be Stage 4 Lung Cancer). There are 4 stages, so Stage 4 is the most extensive degree of spread, unfortunately.
Primary brain tumors are not staged, because they rarely spread. Prognosis is based on age, location, histology, functional status, extent, etc ...Read more
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
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I assume: I assume that you are referring to a grade 4 tumor - we don't really stage brain tumors like other cancers. We classify them by grade. Grade 4 typically refers to a glioblastoma, which is a very aggressive primary brain tumor with very poor surival rates. Most patients unfortunately die from their disease within 2 years. ...Read more
My father was diagnosed as lung cancer with brain metatasis stage 4 last month. He loss of appetite since 6/12 ago. Keep having seizures. What kind of?
Will tumer come back in stage four brain cancer if it has been removed and doing radiation and kemo?
UNCERTAIN: Sounds like a thorough treatment program is being undertaken, and a team approach using such approaches offers the best hope for remission and future stability follow your doctors' advice, stay positive, enjoy friends and family, treat yourself well. Many with brain lesions can do well for years. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
Symptoms are obviously variable, but the best I can describe them, they are most similar to alzheimers, but much, much faster.
If the worst thing about alzheimers is how long it goes on, the "best" thing about end stage brain tumors is how short the suffering tends to be. ...Read more
Too many to list: There are many symptoms of a brain tumor but I really dislike listing them---too many people have some of them due to far moer common causes--but believe they now have a brain tumor and panic. I believe that if your health is not right----for whatever signs or symptoms you have, you should see your primary care physician who is best capable of deciding what is the best path to follow. ...Read more
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more
Unlikely: Fortunately, brain tumors are relatively rare--and though they do cause headaches, many other causes are far more likely. I would suggest you see your primary care physician for a history and examination. ...Read more
Flips in kids:
Dr. Lawson is correct in adults. In kids, the most common version of brain tumor is primary to the brain. There are many types of tumors that both start in the brain and "go" to the brain.
If you ignore the types that go to the brain, in adults the 20% that start in the brain can vary from very malignant (gbm) to very benign (meningioma). In kids, tumors are varied as well but the gbm is rare. ...Read more
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Sure: Although the causes of mood disorders can be complex, a tumor within the brain can also affect mood depending on the location of the mass and its effect on surrounding brain tissue/function, and release of chemicals. Sometimes the treatments for the brain tumor (steroids, chemotherapy medications, and anti-seizure medications) can also cause changes to a person's mood (worsen or improve). ...Read more
I say no: Anyone who's scientifically literate will recognize that this ongoing business is fueled by politicians and fearmongers. The statistics seem nothing more than the usual junk that's generated by retrospective studies (people's beliefs color their memories), the radiation isn't the kind that damages genes, and in the big study more cancers were on the opposite side. ...Read more
No: No. Meningiomas rarely become cancerous and tend to be found incidently at autopsy. Rarely, really big ones can cause increased intracranial pressure and have to be surgically removed. They due tend to cause seizures due to irritation on the surface of the brain. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affecting curability, including type, location, size, etc... ...Read more
Varies: Many times tumor in the brain does not give you any symptoms until it reaches certain size or if the tumor is located on particular area in the brain. The symptoms can include-persistent headaches-worse in the morning -associated with nausea, vomiting. Seizure, dizziness, gait imbalance, weakness/numbness on one area or one side of the body, slurred speech etc. It depends on the location and size. ...Read more
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