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How is brain tumor different from brain cancer?

How is brain tumor different from brain cancer?

Brain cancer spec: Brain cancer is a specific type of brain tumor. Brain tumors are graded from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). Hence, brain cancer is a specific sub-type of brain tumor. ...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


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How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of brain tumor and brain cancer?

What are symptoms of brain tumor and brain cancer?

Depends: As the tumor grow in size, it will compress areas of brain that control movement, or it could cause headaches or visual symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

Varied: General signs and symptoms include headaches; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting; and changes in personality, mood, mental capacity, and concentration. Other clinical presentations of brain tumors include focal cerebral syndromes such as seizures. ...Read more

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Who is someone with a brain tumor or with brain cancer?

Who is someone with a brain tumor or with brain cancer?

Yes: As a brain surgeon with a specialty in brain tumors, i frequently treat patients with brain tumors/cancers. However, i emphacize that the treatment is multispecialty and involves coordinated care with oncologists and radiation oncologists. This depends on the type of the tumor. Tumors may be benign, low grade or frankly malignant (cancer). Treatment and prognosis depends on tumor type. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between brain tumor and brain cancer?

I was wondering what are the differences between brain tumor and brain cancer?

Malignancy: Cancer is a malignancy and is difficult to cure. Some brain tumors are benign and can be successfully treated even cured. ...Read more

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Doctors! what actually are the symtoms of a brain tumor or brain cancer?

Doctors! what actually are the symtoms of a brain tumor or brain cancer?

Depends on location: Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A large tumor usually creates headache, nausea or vomiting. Depending on location, it can cause many symptoms including; weakness, visual or sensory changes, aphasia (loss of speech) or seizures. ...Read more

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What children are more likely to have childhood cancers/ brain tumor (brain cancer)?

What children are more likely to have childhood cancers/ brain tumor (brain cancer)?

Unlucky children: With very rare exceptions where a child has inherited a cancer predisposition gene, we do not understand what makes a child susceptible to developing a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Dad (50) diagnosed brain cancer 2 years ago, daughter (16) diagnosed with brain tumor today .. related?

Dad (50) diagnosed brain cancer 2 years ago, daughter (16) diagnosed with brain tumor today .. related?

Multifactorial.: Cancer causes are generally not hereditary, although it is possible. Regardless environmental factors are equally or more important. Question to ask: are the cancers exactly the same? They also did not get at same age. Definitely not contagious if that is a concern. Hope they get through this successfully, many brain cancers have excellent medical treatment prognosis. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more