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Does Brain Cancer Cause Seizures
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is seizure at the age of 17 can be due to brain tumor (non-cancerous) or brain cancer (cancerous)?
No necessarily: There are plenty of conditions otherwise that can cause seizure. Of course, brain masses should be looked for with an evaluation (and other things as well). ...Read more
I don't get any seizures but I.have continuos muscle twitching in body could brain cancer course this?
No: You're probably having fasciculations. Brain tumor won't do this. You need to read up on them -- nobody knows why some folks get these more than others, but they're generally harmless especially if you otherwise feel well. ...Read more
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
The factors help contribute to all tumor development in general
2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc).
3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors). ...Read more
None are known: The stuff about electric power lines, microwave ovens and cell phones isn't generally accepted by the scientific community and don't fit with what we know about cancer. From time to time there is talk of an epidemiologic link. If ct scans and/or pesticides are placing people at extra risk, the increased risk is not striking. There's inconsistent data for solvents & nitrites. ...Read more
No: It's terrible to be trapped in your own brain with thoughts like this one. See about both medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy. You're almost an adult. OCD is very common and manageable nowadays. ...Read more
No: Somebody may tell you this is "still under study", but this pathologist thinks the idea is just wrong. No theoretical mechanism. You can find that anything causes anything if you do a bad study or ask the wrong questions, especially retrospectively. In one big study, the tumors were more common on the side opposite the cell phone. Stop worrying and enjoy the benefits of today's technology. ...Read more
No: The pop claim that they do is based on scientific illiteracy -- the radiation they produce isn't the ionizing kind that causes cancer, it's the low-energy stuff that's also emitted by a pet kitten. Unfortunately, when politics and fearmongering start, it's easy to do a bad epidemiologic study & scare people -- one had more of the cancers on the opposite side from the phone. It's dumb. ...Read more
How is a regular headache and a headache caused by an early stage of brain cancer different symptom wise?
Is headaches caused by brain cancer constant or comes and goes? Can it be cancer if headache is the only symptom?
Can going on your phone before bed in the dark cause brain cancer? I have headache on phone for 5-6 hrs per day
Brain cancer rates have been rare, stayed rare, and don't seem to be going anywhere.
So.... you can have all the risks for it you want, cell phones, blood pressure drugs, TV towers, etc. The exposure to these have skyrocketed over the last 30 years, the amount of brain cancer stays about the same... they cannot do very much. ...Read more
What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?
No real answer: No on knows what really causes malignant brain tumors. There are clearly genetics which can be part of the story. There are probably also linkages to environmental exposures, etc....But not have been teased out. There's been a lot of stories about cell phone use....But that has never really been shown to be linked to tumors - we haven't seen a dramatic increase over the alst 20 years. ...Read more
Unclear: Like many other epidemiological links, this one depends on your perspective. My personal view is that the link between cell phone use and brain cancers is extremely weak, but I can't believe cell phone use is good for you. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. Your brain would receive more x-radiation from background radiation spending a day in the mountains skiing or two days on the beach. Know also that dental x-rays are columnated, exposing only those tissues that require diagnostic imaging, with exceptionally low scatter. Please allow the Dentist to gather the required Diagnostic Imaging to help you maintain optimal health. ...Read more