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Are wilm's tumor associated with brain tumors later in life?

Are wilm's tumor associated with brain tumors later in life?

Occasionally: Secondary cancer. Wilms tumor survivors have a small risk of developing another type of cancer within 15 years after wilms tumor was first diagnosed. The most important risk factors are whether treatment included radiation therapy and doxorubicin. Wilms tumor in children can also spread or metastasis thru the bloodstream to the brain, lungs or lymph nodes occasionally in children. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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


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Are brain tumors rare in a 23yo female?

Are brain tumors rare in a 23yo female?

Brain Tumor in 23 yo: Brain tumors are pretty rare in 23 year olds, but the incidence of brain tumors is increasing lately due to cell phone use and holding the smart phones up to your head. ...Read more

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What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more

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Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more

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Are brain aneurysms common in teens?

Are brain aneurysms common in teens?

1 in 50 people: Most develop after age of 40 years. Anyone can have a brain aneurism and it is usually asymptomatic unless it grows or ruptures. This is more likely to occur in adults and in adult women. Risk factors include hypertension, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse (cocaine). ...Read more

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How commom are brain tumors in peiple in their twenties?

How commom are brain tumors in peiple in their twenties?

Varied: Depends on the type of tumor pituitary tumors or pineal gland cysts may be more common than more serious tumors. ...Read more

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What can cause brain tumors in children?

What can cause brain tumors in children?

Brain tumors: In most cases of pediatric brain tumors the cause is not known. There are genetic studies being done that are starting to locate markers and mutations that can cause tumors of this type. There are also some rare inherited syndromes that have a higher incidence of brain tumors but these are rare. ...Read more

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Can desmoid tumors be found in the brain?

Can desmoid tumors be found in the brain?

NOT USUALLY: These types of tumors are rare, and I have limited experience, but of those I have seen, were located within shoulder and brachial plexus (very gadolinium positive). Am unaware of this type of tumor involving brain intrinsically or extrinsically, and the vast majority of primary brain tumors are derived from basic brain cellular components. ...Read more

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What causes brain cysts in adults?

What causes brain cysts in adults?

Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts dont change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more

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Are surgeries for tumors in the brainstem particularly dangerous?

Are surgeries for tumors in the brainstem particularly dangerous?

There is more risk: The brainstem has a lot of important function packed into a small area. Surgery there has more risk associated with it than surgery in many other parts of the brain. ...Read more

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Which is more common: brain aneurysms or brain tumors?

Which is more common: brain aneurysms or brain tumors?

Brain tumors: Brain tumors have an incidence of about 20.6/10, 000 while brain aneurysms have an incidence of 12/10, 000. ...Read more

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Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

No: Benign lung nodules are not rare and are found during routine chest x-rays or, more likely ct scans. The most common are hamartomas or adenomas that are totally innocent if they are in the outer lung as usual but can block a lung if they are in one of the bronchial tubes. Although, pet scans can help determine that these are benign, some require surgical removal to assure that they are benign. ...Read more

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How common are brain tumors in a 23yo female?

How common are brain tumors in a 23yo female?

Talking Dinosaur: How about some symptoms to comment on to see why you are thinking in terms of brain tumors which are likely as common as TALKING DINOSAURS? In the UK statistics suggest that tumors of the NERVOUS SYSTEM EN TODO (i.e. brain/spinal cord/etc) come out to about 90 cases PER YEAR or 7.5 cases/100,000 population. Also, remember, not all tumors are malignant so TALKING DINOSAUR's the phrase of the day! ...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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Can adults develop extracranial germ cell tumors too?

Can adults develop extracranial germ cell tumors too?

Yes.: Adults can develop extracranial germ cell tumors. These can be either benign or malignant. Behavior of these tumors depends upon the location / the organ (site) in which the tumor develops and upon the microscopic and molecular-genetic features of the individual tumor. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How common are brain tumors in a 23yo female.

How common are brain tumors in a 23yo female.

Not common: the twenty three year old woman is beyond the pediatric stage but there are some tumors that are more common in younger women. These include a form of medulloblastoma that seems to have a better prognosis in this age group. The type of tumor is very important as it relates to outcome. Glioblastoma, luckily is rare in this age group and has a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Are brain tumours usually heriditary?

Are brain tumours usually heriditary?

Rarely: Less than 5% of tumors are hereditary. Neurofibromatosis and von-hippel lindau syndromes can cause tumors, and there are rare families with meningiomas and gliomas. ...Read more

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Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

No: Melanoma masses in the brain can be treated with either open surgery or radiosurgery. These are managed differently than primary brain cancers. ...Read more

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How common are non-metastatic cancers of the hypothalamus in adults?

How common are non-metastatic cancers of the hypothalamus in adults?

Not common: Primary malignant cancers arising from the hypothalamus are very uncommon. Benign hypothalamic tumors or secondary neoplastic involvement is more likely. ...Read more

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