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Dr. Douglas Clark
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Childhood Brain Tumors (Overview)

Childhood brain tumors are conditions in which a child has an abnormal growth (a mass, a tumor) inside his skull. The tumor need not be a cancerous tumor to cause severe problems, because there is no room inside the skull for any type of mass to grow.


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I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

Depends: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Clark
48 doctors shared insights

Childhood Brain Tumors (Overview)

Childhood brain tumors are conditions in which a child has an abnormal growth (a mass, a tumor) inside his skull. The tumor need not be a cancerous tumor to cause severe problems, because there is no room inside the skull for any type of mass to grow.


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What symptoms does someone with childhood brain tumors have?

What symptoms does someone with childhood brain tumors have?

Variable: It depends on where in the brain it is. Early morning vomiting could be one. Depending on the area it is and the function or surrounding structures of the area will determine the symptoms. The brain in divided into different areas and the symptoms will relate to it. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Tip)

Living with a Brain Tumor

Find out what type of brain tumor it is. There is a huge difference in treatments based on the type. ...See more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
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Tell doctor about neurological changes
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Get EEG if you have lapses
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Follow doctor's advice
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What symptoms does someone with childhood brain tumors have?

Variable: It depends on where in the brain it is. Early morning vomiting could be one. Depending on the area it is and the function or surrounding structures of the area will determine the symptoms. The brain in divided into different areas and the symptoms will relate to it. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

Depends: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Tip)

Living with a Brain Tumor

Not all brain tumors are cancer. See a neurosurgeon for complete advice. ...See more

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What sort of disease is a childhood brain tumor?

Varies: A tumor or growth, involving the brain during childhood. Can be malignant (cancerous) or benign. Almost always serious due to the brain being involved. Modern surgery , chemotherapy and radiation therapy can treat effectively in many of the cases. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Tip)

Living with a Brain Tumor

Growth found in the brain Meds, side effects, but I stress - I'm still in the game. ...See more

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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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