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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)

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


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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?

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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more