brain tumor

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A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and location of the tumor.
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Dr. Reza Shirazi answered:

Is a brain tumor cancer?

Cancer
There can be benign tumors in the brain like meningioma or acoustic neuroma. These tumors are not malignant, but can cause symptoms and complications, and are often treated with surgery or radiosurgery. There can be malignant tumors in the brain (cancer). These can be metastatic, or be of primary brain origin.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

How is a brain tumor formed?

Abnormal cell growth

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All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic chemical signals. There are many different types of brain tumors - some very slow growing over decades that cause no problems but may "push" the brain a little. But others grow very fast, damaging or "crushing" normal brain next to them.
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How is a brain tumor treated?

See above

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare

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headaches and seizures It is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance.
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How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

MRI or CT

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These a days, brain MRI's and CT's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom or an un-relenting headache.
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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Usually no...

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Tooth pain usually means tooth problem. See a local dentist for care.
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Can brain tumor cause teeth pain?

Yes

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Anything that puts pressure on a nerve in the head and neck area can cause referred pain in a tooth. All tooth pain should be checked by a dentist to ensure it isn't caused by decay or an infection though
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Can a ct scan miss a brain tumor?

Yes!

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I have seen this happen occasionally when brain tumors occur in the back part of the brain (posterior fossa) where the CT scan can be distorted by the bones. It is rare, however.
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Can a CT scan find a brain tumor?

Brain tumor

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Some kinds of tumors are better diagnosed by CT and some by MRI. Are you having issues with headaches, etc? You should see a doctor if you have any symptoms that make you worry about brain tumor.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

What is the cause of brain tumor?

Most are random

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All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (Turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von Hippel-Lindau, LiFraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best
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