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Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, and the rate of growth. Recurring headaches which stay in one location are common but there are many other causes. New onset seizure, change in personality, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out a brain tumor reliably. ...Read more

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"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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Can you describe the initial signs that you have a brain tumor?

Can you describe the initial signs that you have a brain tumor?

Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual symptoms of a brain tumor?

Would you please help describe the usual symptoms of a brain tumor?

New headache: New or changed headache, worsening headaches, vision changes/blurriness, nausea/vomiting, and sometimes balance problems are the most common symptoms. See a primary care provider as soon as possible. Imaging of the head with ct and/or MRI may be helpful. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual warning signs of a brain tumor?

Would you please help describe the usual warning signs of a brain tumor?

No one answer: Brain tumors show up with many different signs or symptoms. Some people just have headache, others get confused, some have focal neurological signs such as weakness on one side of the body, or aphasia (problems with language and speaking). Some tumors show up by causing seizures. It all depends on where the tumor is, how big it is, and how fast it is enlarging. ...Read more

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How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?

How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?

Maybe higher: It's hard to know for sure, because industrialized countries have better registries and are more likely to keep track of brain tumors. There may be a slightly higher rate of brain tumors in the us compared to a non-industrialized country, but the difference is small. Brain cancers are rare, with about 230, 000 diagnoses worldwide each year. Chemicals, hiv, and radiation are some of the causes. ...Read more

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How is a brain tumor formed?

How is a brain tumor formed?

Abnormal cell growth: All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic chemical signals. There are many different types of brain tumors - some very slow growing over decades that cause no problems but may "push" the brain a little. But others grow very fast, damaging or "crushing" normal brain next to them. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

MRI or CT: These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom or an un-relenting headache. ...Read more

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What could cause a brain tumor?

What could cause a brain tumor?

Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherited predispositions in some cases. One environmental factors known to induce some brain tumors is radiation exposure. Unfortunately, there is much that we still do not know about how these tumors start. ...Read more

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What is the cause of brain tumor?

What is the cause of brain tumor?

Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von hippel-lindau, lifraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Brain tumor?

What is the cause of Brain tumor?

Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations that become propagated. No one's to blame. Scientists who build careers by demonstrating new truths have failed to identify anything credible. The cell-phones claim has no rational or empirical basis. Best wishes. ...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?

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 does a brain tumor look like?

What does a brain tumor look like?

The MRI image: Shows a mass, commonly surrounded by edema. Pathology shows abnormal blood vessel proliferation (and they leak), necrosis (dead cell areas), and abnormal mitoses. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more