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Doctor scared my daughter about having brain tumor. What would you say?

Doctor scared my daughter about having brain tumor. What would you say?

Need more informatio: I would like to understand better why the doctor was mentioning brain tumors. If it is because of the risk of cell phone usage there is some data that frequent cellular telephone users may have a minimally increased risk of brain tumors but over all these are very rare cancers and the risk is very low. ...Read more

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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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Doctor scared my son talking about him having brain tumor. What would you say?

Doctor scared my son talking about him having brain tumor. What would you say?

BRAIN TUMOR: Brain tumor can be benign or malignant, also the prognosis depends on the location of the tumor. Currently a lot of advaned ways help in dianosis and treatment and the long term survival improved significantly compared to what was many years ago. ...Read more

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Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have brain tumor. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?

Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have brain tumor. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?

Brain tumor types: There are many types of brain tumors both inside the brain and inside the skull but outside the brain and they all have different therapies, prognoses and implications. Get your information and take it to your doctor and ask for a explanation. ...Read more

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Can someone die from a brain tumor without knowing they had one? I'm afraid I have one because of stiff neck, and tinnitus. Doctor says it's anxiety.

Can someone die from a brain tumor without knowing they had one? I'm afraid I have one because of stiff neck, and tinnitus. Doctor says it's anxiety.

Anxiety Disorder: You are a 20 yo female with ADD, anxiety and hypochondria who is on meds for anxiety, depression and muscle pain/spasm You've already managed to get a cervical spine MRI for your symptoms which probably included brain as well. I dont see how your doctor would have missed a "brain tumor". You may need to consult with your mental health provider about adjusting meds (the aspirin can cause tinnitus). ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with a brain tumor with tenticles in feb 2011. They gave him 5 years to live. He just had an mri. The doctor says the chemo is working well still with the brain cancer, but they found some lumps in his brain. What do lumps in the

My father was diagnosed with a brain tumor with tenticles in feb 2011. They gave him 5 years to live. He just had an mri. The doctor says the chemo is working well still with the brain cancer, but they found some lumps in his brain.  What do lumps in the

Probably tumor: It is hard to understand your question. If there are new 'lumps' in the brain as seen with mri, these would likely be interpreted as progressive tumor, and one would not suggest the chemotherapy is working well. You need to ask for a detailed explanationfrom the doctors, or perhaps seek second opinions. ...Read more

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I am a hypochondriac. I am afraid of having a brain tumor after I read that I have all the symptoms, mainly the weakness in leg. My doctor did my blood test, spinal MRI, and neurological tests which came out to be fine. The doctor says that I have anxiety

I am a hypochondriac. I am afraid of having a brain tumor after I read that I have all the symptoms, mainly the weakness in leg. My doctor did my blood test, spinal MRI, and neurological tests which came out to be fine. The doctor says that I have anxiety

Normal brain mri : Practically rules out large symptomatic brain tumor and ms these normal studies should reassure you not make you nervous we are missing something look up the sensitivity for brain MRI this should reassure you and the incidence of primary brain tumors in your age group they are rare. ...Read more

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My daughter said that during the process of my brain tumor removal i had epileptic symptoms. Can i air travel now?

My daughter said that during the process of my brain tumor removal i had epileptic symptoms. Can i air travel now?

Talk to MD: Once the brian has been irritated by surgery, or the presence of a brain tumor, it can be at increased risk of a seizure, this is usually controlled by medication. Talk to your surgeon and get their opinion on when it is safe to fly again. ...Read more

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Dad (50) diagnosed brain cancer 2 years ago, daughter (16) diagnosed with brain tumor today .. related?

Dad (50) diagnosed brain cancer 2 years ago, daughter (16) diagnosed with brain tumor today .. related?

Multifactorial.: Cancer causes are generally not hereditary, although it is possible. Regardless environmental factors are equally or more important. Question to ask: are the cancers exactly the same? They also did not get at same age. Definitely not contagious if that is a concern. Hope they get through this successfully, many brain cancers have excellent medical treatment prognosis. ...Read more

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I read about a teen who died from DIPG. How common is it and how do I keep my daughter from getting this type of brain tumor ? Never heard of it .

I read about a teen who died from DIPG. How common is it and how do I keep my daughter from getting this type of brain tumor ?   Never heard of it .

Brainstem glioma: Brainstem glioma is an aggressive and dangerous cancer. Glioma is a general name for any tumour that arises from the supportive tissue called glia, which help keep the neurons ("thinking cells") in place and functioning well.A diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a tumour located in the pons (middle) of the brain stem. The cause is still unknown. Researchers have not found any genetic link ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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