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Can You Drink Alcohol After Brain Tumor Surgery
If I have a benign brain tumor, and I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol?
Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/neurosurgeon. I typically allow my patients to drink in moderation (no more than 1 drink a night) 6-12 months after being off all brain related medications. But again, please see your personal physician before acting on my suggestion. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
I have a benign brain tumor, but I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol?
Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor is not really benign. Whether your liver can tolerate the alcohol may depend on what drugs you have been on which were just stopped. Consult your doctors before drinking. ...Read more
Help I have headache daily?! Brain tumor? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache? Dr won't do mri
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Your surgeon who operated on your tumor must be the best person to guide you. So ask him. But in general most operations on the brain take 3-4 weeks to heal unless you have paralysis which can take much longer. I would ask you to go slow and temper your enthusiasm for ride roller coasters too soon. ...Read more
Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?
Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer patients in many ways. I've not heard of alcohol's benefits, if any, but no problems either. Relax. Consider asking the oncologist involved for an opinion. Best! ...Read more
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more
My fingers curled inward involuntarily and spontaneously, my forearm hurts, what's going on benign brain tumor surgery 4/5 years ago?
I've had brain tumor surgery and 28 treatments of radiation since March. I've always ran low BP. In the pass week it's been running high 155/94.is thi?
Depends: It depends on what medications or your stress levels or both. If you are taking medications like steroids (think decadron) it's possible that a medication is causing this. Chemotherapeutics to treat cancers can also cause this. In rare cases a brain bleed can lead to increased blood pressure, and slow heart rates (Cushing's reflex). Nonetheless let your doctors know about this. ...Read more
My father foot get swollen due to brain tumor surgery last 8 month back. What doctor you suggest?
Swelling: Fort swelling after a brain surgery coul occur due to various mechanisms: inactivity due to weakness in ultra affected leg, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, venous insufficiency or venous thrombosis. Check with primary physician to see if there is a need for further specialist care or diagnostic procedures. Wish him a speedy recovery. ...Read more
Had brain tumor surgery followed with 28 treatments radiation. I had TN they did a partial nerve cut to the lower cheek. I've got sharp pains in eye?
Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago. Should I panic?
It depends: Gamma knife is a computerized way of delivering high dose radiation to a tumor without much of the radiation hurting the brain. For benign tumors like meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, tumors can be controlled for 10 to 20years and maybe more. Tumors have to be smaller than 3 cm (1 1/2 in) in diameter. Gamma knife can also slow the growth of malignant brain tumors. ...Read more
Chemoradiation: I would recommend proceeding with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. These tumors have a high likelihood of recurring. Chemoradiation gives the best chance to minimize that risk. Despite stories of how bad chemotherapy and radiation can be, these are 'life saving medicines' and 'healing beams.' I would recommend giving yourself the best chances you can. ...Read more
Is surgery for normal brain tumor is dangerous? What is the percentage of death or alive after surgery?
Too vague...: "Brain surgery", as with all surgeries will have a risk associated with it. Survival rates, risk profile is going to depend on what type of surgery, why a person needs brain surgery, location of lesion, and underlying health issues (to name just a few factors!). If you need brain surgery, talk to your surgeon about all of your concerns - they are in the best position to give you the details. ...Read more
Very good: The success of surgery depends largely on the location of the meningioma. Ones that are alont the convexities of the brain that are readily accessible can be removed in their entirety with minimal morbidity. Tumors at the skull base are more difficult and often require more extensive approaches. These may be associated with higher morbidity. ...Read more
I have a mengimoa brain tumor along with trigeminal nerugia I'm have surgery the 21.What do you think about cutting the trigeminal nerve?
If a reaccurence of a surgically removed brain tumor reappears is it better to treat it in its early stage with cyberknife, rather than surgery?
Michael, I am sorry to hear about this. Regarding the best next step, I would discuss it with a Neurosurgeon, preferably the one who treated you the last time. Then, get a second opinion. Ask him/her specifically if Cyberknife would be an option.
Remember that you are the patient and that it is your health that matters. Ask questions. Be proactive. ...Read more
An acquaintance I know just had surgery to remove a brain tumor. They are now in chemo for a few weeks. What does this mean? Will it affect their life
Significant event: Depending on the type of brain tumor, the need for chemotherapy and/or other treatments (e.g. radiotherapy) is a significant therapeutic intervention. Most likely there will be the requirement to be cared for by a team of doctors, from neuro-oncology, to neurosurgery, and radiation oncology. Regular evaluations including clinic visits and imaging will be needed. ...Read more
This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more
"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
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