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Can You Die From Brain Cancer
Dr. Lawson is correct in adults. In kids, the most common version of brain tumor is primary to the brain. There are many types of tumors that both start in the brain and "go" to the brain. If you ignore the types that go to the brain, in adults the 20% that start in the brain can vary from very malignant (gbm) to very benign (meningioma). In kids, tumors are varied as well but ...Read more
I was 33 when my : Father died at 63 of a gbm. I searched for why bad things happened to good people, and then begin to remember, as I do today, my father's wonderful deeds, traits and personality. Losing his abilities before his life was lost, would have been unbearable for him. Knowing we were there for him, during and until the end left us with great solace. I'm proud to be his son, . ...Read more
Since my mom's death from brain cancer 5 yrs ago, have become fearful/preoccupied w/health. Normal reaction? How do I overcome my fears/preoccupation?
Excessive fear: Being fearful/preoccupied with health 5 yrs later sounds excessive. While reading up on health issues (learning facts) may help somewhat , therapy may help more. A cbt therapist can help you challenge catastrophic thinking about health, while a dynamic therapist could help you explore lingering feelings or conflicts about your mother's illness and death that continue to haunt you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Any cancer in the brain could present with any number of symptoms including but not limited to headache, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, nausea/vomiting, and motor problems. Most importantly, it can also have no symptoms. The best exam to check for this is MRI with and w/o contrast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A large tumor usually creates headache, nausea or vomiting. Depending on location, it can cause many symptoms including; weakness, visual or sensory changes, aphasia (loss of speech) or seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low: Aneurysms occur in about 2% of population without risk factors. If you have one or more relatives with an aneurysm the risk can be as high as 9%. The chances of the aneurysm bleeding are about 6-16 per 100,000, ergo most aneurysms never rupture. The incidence of primary brain tumors is 28/100,000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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