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Please tell me, could minor seizures cause brain cancer?

Please tell me, could minor seizures cause brain cancer?

No: Seizures do not cause cancer but brain cancer (and many other kinds of injury to the brain) can cause seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is seizure at the age of 17 can be due to brain tumor (non-cancerous) or brain cancer (cancerous)?

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

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I don't get any seizures but I.have continuos muscle twitching in body could brain cancer course this?

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

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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?

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

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Does brain cancer cause depression?

Does brain cancer cause depression?

Thiretically: A brain tumor can manifest itself with behavioral abnormalities. ...Read more

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What causes someone to develop brain cancer?

What causes someone to develop brain cancer?

Multi-factorial: The factors help contribute to all tumor development in general
1. Genetics
2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc).
3. Aging
3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors). ...Read more

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What environmental factors, if there's any, that can cause brain cancer?

What environmental factors, if there's any, that can cause brain cancer?

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

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If a person has brain cancer that causes speech issues, is it with all or just certain words?

If a person has brain cancer that causes speech issues, is it with all or just certain words?

Brain Cancer: What brain cancer causes just speech issues? Do you have such a diagnosis? There are many other more common reasons for speech difficulties. Have you seen a physician about this? A Neurologist? ...Read more

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Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Brain cancer...: Occurs more frequently in hiv-infected individuals, but most types of brain cancer have not been definitely tied to viruses. ...Read more

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Can long-term OCD cause brain cancer?

Can long-term OCD cause brain cancer?

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

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Can you tell me if cell phones cause brain cancer/tumors?

Can you tell me if cell phones cause brain cancer/tumors?

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

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Do cell phones really cause brain cancer, or is that a myth?

Do cell phones really cause brain cancer, or is that a myth?

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

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Can very frequent headaches during the last year be caused by brain cancer?

Can very frequent headaches during the last year be caused by brain cancer?

RATHER UNLIKELY: Could be migraine headaches, but may have dental, sinus, jaw triggers, and even problems secondary to your meds or foods ingested. Although many people fear that head pain is due to a brain tumor, this is really quite rare, and unusual in your age group. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Does strattera (atomoxetine) change how the brain looks or works? Does it cause brain cancer

Yes/no: Strattera (atomoxetine) does change how the brain works-it alters neurochemicals to help the part of the brain responsible for attention/focus work better. There are no reports of it causing brain cancer. ...Read more

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How is a regular headache and a headache caused by an early stage of brain cancer different symptom wise?

How is a regular headache and a headache caused by an early stage of brain cancer different symptom wise?

Not always different: The main difference is that headache due to a tumor is not intermittent and gets worse and worse. Also regular headaches are usually not associated with neurological signs and symptoms (except for severe migraines and aneurysms). ...Read more

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Can going on your phone before bed in the dark cause brain cancer? I have headache on phone for 5-6 hrs per day

Can going on your phone before bed in the dark cause brain cancer? I have headache on phone for 5-6 hrs per day

Not proven: I am aware of cell phone controversy, but to date not proven link to brain cancer. However, your constant phone use may be causing TMJ (jaw) issues, which trigger headaches. Have your dentist check this. ...Read more

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Does minoxidil cause brain cancer due to absorption?

Does minoxidil cause brain cancer due to absorption?

Hope not: 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

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What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

Many causes: Kidney failure can be caused by many things--hypertension and diabetes are the most common. Drug abuse can also cause damage to the kidneys as can some prescription medications.
The cause of brain cancer is not well known. ...Read more

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What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

Unknown: Trauma has nothing to do with brain tumors, and there are not environmental toxins that correlate so far with brain cancer. There is a controversy about whether cell phones or electromagnetic radiation can cause tumors, but truly unproven so far. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes brain cancer in people?

Can anyone tell me what causes brain cancer in people?

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

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If I use handphones too often, will it cause brain cancer?

If I use handphones too often, will it cause brain cancer?

No: Headphones will not cause brain cancer. Hearing-related injuries to your ear, possibly...Actually probably, especially if the volume is higher than the normal voice. ...Read more

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Can using earphones all day cause brain cancer?

Can using earphones all day cause brain cancer?

No: If you're talking about loud volume from using earphones, no known connection between loud noises and brain cancer. There is a possible connection to development of an acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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Can frequent cell phone usage cause brain cancer?

Can frequent cell phone usage cause brain cancer?

No: Ear phone use has not effect on cellular dna and so cannot cause any kind of tumor, including brain tumors. ...Read more

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Does brain cancer usually cause significant personality changes?

Does brain cancer usually cause significant personality changes?

It can,: Depending on the part of the brain involved. Tumors of the frontal lobe or tumors near the frontal lobe causing swelling (vasogenic edema) into the frontal lobe are most commonly associated with personality changes. ...Read more

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Is it true that cell phones cause brain cancer and other brain-related injures or diseases?

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

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Can dental x-rays cause brain cancer?

Can dental x-rays cause brain cancer?

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

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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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