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Brain Tumor Surgery Recovery
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
Depends: Location and size of the tumor is usually very important even in expert hands. Make sure to pick a good surgeon. In good hands, risks can be minimized. There is always, risks, with any procedure, including brain surgery. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Your surgeon who operated on your tumor must be the best person to guide you. So ask him. But in general most operations on the brain take 3-4 weeks to heal unless you have paralysis which can take much longer. I would ask you to go slow and temper your enthusiasm for ride roller coasters too soon. ...Read more
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more
My fingers curled inward involuntarily and spontaneously, my forearm hurts, what's going on benign brain tumor surgery 4/5 years ago?
I've had brain tumor surgery and 28 treatments of radiation since March .I've always ran low BP. In the pass week it's been running high 155/94.is thi?
Depends: It depends on what medications or your stress levels or both. If you are taking medications like steroids(think decadron) it's possible that a medication is causing this. Chemotherapeutics to treat cancers can also cause this. In rare cases a brain bleed can lead to increased blood pressure, and slow heart rates(Cushing's reflex). Nonetheless let your doctors know about this. ...Read more
Swelling : Fort swelling after a brain surgery coul occur due to various mechanisms: inactivity due to weakness in ultra affected leg, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, venous insufficiency or venous thrombosis. Check with primary physician to see if there is a need for further specialist care or diagnostic procedures. Wish him a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had brain tumor surgery followed with 28 treatments radiation . I had TN they did a partial nerve cut to the lower cheek. I've got sharp pains in eye?
Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should I panic?
This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more
"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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