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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


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If not due to a brain tumor, what are causes of seizure disorders?

If not due to a brain tumor, what are causes of seizure disorders?

Causes of epilepsy: Epilepsy has many causes. Illness, brain damage (stroke) & abnormal brain development lead to seizure disorders. Simplistically, brain wiring is abnormal with an imbalance of neurotransmitters exits. Genetic factors may have an impact. Alcoholism, alzheimer's, heart attacks, infectious diseases, & develpomental/metabolic disordrs. Head injuries/poisoning too. ...Read more

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If not due to a brain tumor, what are the usual causes of seizures?

If not due to a brain tumor, what are the usual causes of seizures?

Several: Other than from a brain tumor, new onset seizures can occur due to a previous brain hemorrhage, infection, trauma or stroke. ...Read more

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Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Seizure with tumor: Seizures caused by a brain tumor are not likely to do more damage than epileptic seizures. Damage to the brain in patients with seizures is more related to the cause of the seizures than the seizure itself. ...Read more

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What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

Scan needed: Sleep is a frequent time for seizures. Unlikely that the mass outside ur skull is also inside against ur brain---u need a neuro eval and a scan. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

Forever is long but-: With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) ...Read more

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Why do I still have seizures even thought I had surgery and had my brain tumor removed?

Why do I still have seizures even thought I had surgery and had my brain tumor removed?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately, even with full tumor resection, only 80% of patients will have complete seizure disorder relief. 10% or so will note improved seizure frequency/intensity and the rest of the patients will have no improvement of their seizures despite surgery. ...Read more

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If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

Maybe: In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder or no. This is true because there is such a thing as a 'seizure threshhold' and everyone has one. I cannot say anything about your actual state of affairs and you must rely on your docs. If you dont trust them talk to them until you do or get new ones. Be well. ...Read more

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Can peanut butter increase seizures frequency for someone with a risk of having seizures already? (brain tumor)

Can peanut butter increase seizures frequency for someone with a risk of having seizures already? (brain tumor)

No, not at all: No, peanut butter does not affect the chances of having a seizure. These things do increase the chances of a seizure: 1. sleep deprivation 2. infection 3. alcohol withdrawal 4. sudden cessation of anticonvulsant medication ...Read more

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Sudden spasm in a small little part of face from over 3 month lasting few seconds can that be cancer or brain tumor seizures?

Sudden spasm in a small little part of face from over 3 month lasting few seconds can that be cancer or brain tumor seizures?

Probably neither: Could be several things none of them very threatening. Depending on what part of the face, it can be blepharospasm or more likely hemifacial spasm. If it get's worse a neurologist would be helpful. If the spasms become disabling, Botox might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more