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Brain Tumors Survival Rate
How likely am i to survive a brain tumor? If you have a cancerous brain tumor, what is the survival rate?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Supposing someone has a small brain tumor and it is located in the posterior cranial fossa. Is there a good chance of survival?
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
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
3 weeks ago, my mom had a brain tumor removed from her left lobe. Recently she has been experiencing a pulse rate of mid 90-105. Should I worry?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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