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Are there different kinds of brain tumors?

Are there different kinds of brain tumors?

Yes, many!: There are numerous types of primary brain tumors. Som arise from various cells of the brain , eg Astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, medulloblastoma, pituitary Adenomas, hemangioblastoma, to name a few. Other tumors arise from the covering of the brain (meningioma, hemangiopericytoma). Some tumors start elsewhere but end up in the brain (leukemia, metastatic carcinoma). All are very different! ...Read more

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Are there different types of brain tumors?

Are there different types of brain tumors?

Many types: There are many types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant (cancer). However, even benign brain tumors can cause serious problems, depending on where they are located in the brain. A large mass can damage normal adjacent nerves or brain tissue and block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Sometimes a mass can actually press so hard it can herniate another part of the brain controlling breathing. ...Read more

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Could you give me all types of brain tumors?

Could you give me all types of brain tumors?

I assume that...: ...by your question you don't mean you want someone to cause a bunch of tumors in your brain; you're asking what kinds there are. There's plenty of introductory information on line that a web search will turn up. If you want more depth, may I suggest "Brain Tumors: An Encyclopedic Approach." It's 940 pp long, price $254.78 on Amazon, but you can get a used copy for only $230.70. ...Read more

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What are the different types of brain tumors?

What are the different types of brain tumors?

Too many: link for information http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/types-of-tumors/

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Are brain tumors hereditary, if not, what causes them?

Are brain tumors hereditary, if not, what causes them?

Very few: The cause of most brain tumors is unknown, but it is fairly clear that most are "sporadic", not caused by an inherited abnormalities. A small number of cases are, however, clearly caused by inherited genetic defects. Many of these present in childhood, not in adult life, but certain genetic syndromes cause adult tumors of specific types. You can get more details than this space allows. ...Read more

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Are brain tumors curable?

Are brain tumors curable?

Yes: Depending on the type of tumor and location, brain tumors can be treatable and/or curable, but often the treatment is difficult and true cure is not attained. Typical treatment involves some combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Are all brain tumors fatal?

Are all brain tumors fatal?

Not at all: There are numerous types of brain tumors, and some are benign, others are malignant. You need to know exactly what kind of tumor it is to assess likelihood of it being 'fatal.' Even if malignant, tumors can be treated and patients can survive for a period of time. Some brain tumors (meningioma, pituitary Adenomas) are usually quite benign and treatable. ...Read more

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Is brain tumors in your head?

Is brain tumors in your head?

Brain tumor: Very rare to have brain tumors but yes in the head, rarely a tumor located in the back could extend down to spinal cord, then it would be outside. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for brain tumors?

Is there a cure for brain tumors?

Help/few cures: Some brain tumors are benign like meningiomas and a cure may be possible. Brain tumors from metastatic disease, or primary brain tumors like gliomas can be helped but cure is rare. Many childhood tumors of the brain can be cured. ...Read more

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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for brain tumors?

What are the treatments for brain tumors?

Many: The traditional treatments for these tumors are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Newer treatments include strategies such as vaccines, gene therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy. The optimal use of these different modalties should be chosen by physicians familiar in the treatment of patients with brain tumors. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for pediatric brain tumors?

What are the survival rates for pediatric brain tumors?

Brain tumors vary...: There are many different types of brain tumors, each with it's own risks and survival rates. Some are benign and require no intervention and others are serious and could involve surgical intervention, radiation therapy or/and chemotherapy. Best thing to do is to talk with your own doctor to find out the specifics. Also ask what institution has the best success rate with treatment. ...Read more

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Is a brain tumor 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. ...Read more

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Afraid my mom has a brain tumor?

Afraid my mom has a brain tumor?

Is there a reason: for this fear? If she has symptoms that could be suggestive of a serious neurologic problem - then encourage her to be medically evaluated. If you have unrealistic fears about her health- then explore why that may be. Take care. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors cause depression?

Some do, some don't: A lot depends on the location of the tumor, it's size, the swelling around it, which fiber tracks are blocked and chemicals emitted from the tumor, as well as the person's psychological reaction to having a brain tumor, family support, accurate and timely treatment, etc. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor show on a xray?

Depends: It depends on the type of X-ray. A plain X-ray, probably not. A CT scan or MRI, probably yes. ...Read more

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Why would a brain tumor cause nausea?

Why would a brain tumor cause nausea?

Increased pressure: Nausea and vomiting are non-specific symptoms of something being wrong in the body, not just in the stomach. The nausea with brain tumor is likely to be due to increase in intracranial pressure. Increased pressure in the eye, acute glaucoma, is often associated with vomiting. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause a chronic cough?

Very unlikely: It's natural, especially when you are young, to be concerned about the most frightening diseases. The chances that a cough is produced by a brain tumor without any other obvious symptoms is negligible, and you'd do much better to seek the real cause. Your physician's exam and perhaps a chest x-ray is your best start. Remember subtle asthma can present just with cough. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds be linked to brain tumors?

No correlation.: No correlation. Only possible (rare) connection is a torrentous nosebleed years after trans-sphenoidal pituitary tumor surgery - as a consequence of carotid artery pseudo-aneurysm formation from intra-op vessel injury, which can cause bleeding years later. ...Read more

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