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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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How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

Neurologist: If you have symptoms which suggest a possibility of a brain tumor you should see a neurologist. If he/she thinks this a real possibility the best test is an MRI scan. Without any evidence for a tumor on an MRI you virtually certainly don't have one. Seek a referral from your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a brain tumor or something else?

How do I know if I have a brain tumor or something else?

Symptoms and imaging: Usually there will be something more than just headaches (ie some accompanying neurological symptoms). From an imaging standpoint, MRI will rule it out. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a brain tumor at 17?

How to know if I have a brain tumor at 17?

Need sympmtoms: As brain tumors enlarge they cause symptoms. Many are neurological with speech defects, motor defects and head pain as lesion expands in closed space. ...Read more

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How to know if I have brain tumor?

How to know if I have brain tumor?

PROGRESSIVE SYMPTOMS: If you have progressive symptoms tell your doctor. You might need a scan of the head. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a brain tumor?

Symptoms?: Are you having any symptoms that might suggest a brain tumor? Headaches, vision disturbance, other symptoms? If there are symptoms you are concerned about, you should discuss them with your health care provider who can listen to your complaints, examine you, and request appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Could it seem like I have a brain tumor?

Could it seem like I have a brain tumor?

Brain Tumors: The most common symptoms of brain tumors that people first go to the doctor with are headaches and fits (seizures). But do remember that brain tumors are rare and there are much more common reasons for both these symptoms. If pressure is increased inside the skull then nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

Why?: Why do you think you have a brain tumor? If your doctor agrees, brain tumors can be seen with MRI. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a brain tumor or worse?

What to do if I have a brain tumor or worse?

See a doctor: If you think you have a tumor, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could happen to my baby if I have a brain tumor?

What could happen to my baby if I have a brain tumor?

It depends.....: If you are pregnant and have a brain tumor, you need to know the prognosis of your cancer. If the tumor is low grade, your pregnancy can continue,as you will have >9 months that the baby takes to mature....so here the Cancer is relatively harmless to the baby...of course you need to be thinking about who will raise the baby in case your survival is short. High grade tumors can be big risk to baby ...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