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Brain Cancer Stage 4
Brain cancer: 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
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
Doubtful: And unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Variable: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
What kind?: If you mean cancer awareness bracelets, the color for brain cancer is gray. You can get them in many websites. If you mean an emergency health bracelet that says "brain cancer", you can get that in the internet too.
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.
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Rare: Around 18-20 thousand people are diagnosed with brain cancer each year in the us.
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