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How likely am i to survive a brain tumor? If you have a cancerous brain tumor, what is the survival rate?

How likely am i to survive a brain tumor? If you have a cancerous brain tumor, what is the survival rate?

What kind of tumor: There are many kinds of brain tumors. Many of them are benign. An estimate of your prognoses/chances of survival will depend on the pathology of the tumor as well as its location/size and presence or absence of metastasis. ...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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What is the survival rate for someone with a brain tumor?

What is the survival rate for someone with a brain tumor?

Tumor Type?: There is a wide spectrum of brain tumors. Many can be cured and others are very malignant. The kind of tumor, age, and functional status help neurosurgeons estimate survival. However, statistics apply to a population, not an individual. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma(brain tumor)?

What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma(brain tumor)?

See below: About 70-80% of children and about 50% of adults are alive 5 years after the diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.abta.org/understanding-brain-tumors/types-of-tumors/medulloblastoma.html. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

Agree with: Dr Kleerehopper also encourage you to get support from organizations like Voices Against Brain Cancer (see their website) each case is unique even with the same types of brain cancer survival rates are different. Psychotherapy can be beneficial as well. ...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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What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

Depends: On tumor size, cause, associated swelling/bleeding, response to treatment etc. Many variables prevent a definitive response. ...Read more

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What is the progression rate of malignant brain tumors?

What is the progression rate of malignant brain tumors?

It depends: It depends on the tumor grade. Glioblastomas are most aggressive, and the median survival is about 2 years. Anaplastic astrocytomas progress more slowly, median survival is 4-5 years. New research is further subtyping these tumors. ...Read more

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Is brain tumors soft or hard?

Is brain tumors soft or hard?

May be either: This can only be determined by the neurosurgeon during brain surgery. ...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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How come primary brain tumors are rare?

Blood brain barrier: Among the more common tumor, exogenous factors are frequent. Breast, prostate and lymphoma mostly viral in origin, same for vial sarcomas, squamous hpv lesion. These factors don't seem to cross blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes brain tumors to form?

Please tell me what causes brain tumors to form?

No one knows: The cause of most cancers is unknown. So ity is more an accident of nature..Or simply bad luck. ...Read more

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What medical condition causes you to have brain tumors?

What medical condition causes you to have brain tumors?

It is bad luck: There is no medical condition that causes cancer. cancer is an accident of nature....it is like a case of bad luck...can happen to anyone but it is uncommon and not to be thought about under normal conditions of a healthy body(stay fit and do not overeat!) ...Read more

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What current happening in research for curing brain tumors?

There is some progre: Brain tumors are being researched and treated with increasing input from researchers. Progress has been slow but real. We have better surgery, radiotherapy and better medical therapies for treating brain tumors now than even 5 years back. There have been new medicines introduced in last 10 years. So there is definitely some progress, yet gbm continues to be a very virulent cancer with few survivor. ...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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How is a brain tumor formed?

How is a brain tumor formed?

Abnormal cell growth: 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. ...Read more

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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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