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Doctor insights on: Calcified Brain Tumor

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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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Could calcifications on the brain be tumors or lead to tumors?

Could calcifications on the brain be tumors or lead to tumors?

Yes and no !: Some brain tumors do have calcifications often when they are benign or slow growing but calcifications (say related to hemorrhage or metabolic causes) do not lead to tumors See your MD ...Read more

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What are the signs of brain tumor?

What are the signs of brain tumor?

Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read more

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known. : There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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What are the chances that i may have a brain tumor?

What are the chances that i may have a brain tumor?

Low: In the abscence of symtoms the chances of having a brain tumor are low. This particularly in the case of the high grade ones which usually evolve over time and have neurological symptoms. However, it has been estimated based on autopsy studies that up to 10% of the population may harbor a meningioma. These may be so small and clinically insignificant that they are found incidentally on MRI scans. ...Read more

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What are the signs of brain tumor because I think I have it?

What are the signs of brain tumor because I think I have it?

There are: potentially many symptoms that a brain tumor could cause, depending on its size and location in the brain. What are your specific symptoms? If you are having headaches, there are more common causes than brain tumor. If you are worried, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Does my mum have brain tumor?

Does my mum have brain tumor?

Need more info: Can you provide more information? As a Neurosurgeon, I can help you with this question. ...Read more

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How risk are brain tumor operations?

Location?: Tumor location in the brain plays a significant role when discussing surgical risks. As a neurosurgeon, i typically go over potential risks that relate specifically to tumor size, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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How brain tumor is treated in india?

Family practice : It should be treated the same way where ever you are. Depends on type of tumor. Needs a neurological exam and possibly a biopsy. Then an oncologist consult if needed. ...Read more

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Is a brain tumor a knot on your head?

Not usually: If the a brain tumor grows a lot from inside the brain, it rarely protrudes outside of the hard skull to form a 'knot' on the head. I. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

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