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How Do I Know If I Have Brain Cancer
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
Doesn't make sense: If you have a brain cancer (not spread from any other source), I assume you have had a biopsy to prove that it is a cancer. Most cancer doctors will talk with you about what KIND of cancer you have, its GRADE (how much it looks like normal brain tissue), and if it's SPREAD elsewhere. All that goes into a Stage. Ask your doctor specifically what the treatment options are. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone please right me a prescription for pain killers and sedatives chose to go off them, not working out so good, I have brain cancer?
What's going on?: Cole, you say you are 22 years old and have "brain cancer". If this were literally the case, you could not possibly have been "lost to follow-up" by the physicians who made the call, even in our horribly dysfunctional USA health care system. Please get back in touch with the physicians who have been caring for you and get the medication and emotional care that you need and deserve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having a headache when using computer, when its very hot,and when stressed. do i have brain cancer?the pain subsides after sleeping/acetaminophen
Headache: Unlikely.As you have observed cause,effect and therapy appropriate lifestyle and postural modification should help.Failing this get professional help.A blue light screen filter for the computer screen may help ...Read more
Usually glioma: There are dozens of different types of malignant tumors (cancers) that arise in the brain. Most often these arise from glial cells (gliomas). They can be managed for a while but are very seldom cured. "Brain cancer" can also refer to cancer from other sites that has spread to the brain. ...Read more
Yes: Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (wbxrt or focal therapies such as gamma knife or cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies. Other cancers that have metastasized (spread) to the brain may also be treated. The prognosis and specific treatment depends on many factors and should be individualized to the patient with a multi-disciplinary team approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: All cancers unless cured will kill the person. Brain cancers are often controllable but usually only for a time. There are a variety of subtypes and you'd do well to find out which is in question. The most common cancer in the brain is actually metastatic lung cancer. If you are dealing with this in your life, you have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Brain cancer?: That's like asking, "How do you fix a leak?" Depends on what's leaking & where. There are different kinds of brain "cancer" all with different treatments that also depend on where in tbe brain the "cancer" is located. ...Read more
Depends on location: Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A large tumor usually creates headache, nausea or vomiting. Depending on location, it can cause many symptoms including; weakness, visual or sensory changes, aphasia (loss of speech) or seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain cancer: Signs and symptoms of malignancies related to the brain, depends on the location of the tumor, size, and surrounding edema(swelling). Some may develop seizures as an initial manifestation , others demonstrate stroke like weakness if the motor strip is involved, balance or gait changes may occur in those where the tumor involves the cerebellum ...Read more
Variable: Any cancer in the brain could present with any number of symptoms including but not limited to headache, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, nausea/vomiting, and motor problems. Most importantly, it can also have no symptoms. The best exam to check for this is MRI with and w/o contrast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots to know.: This is hard to answer. Some brain cancers can be completely cured; some can't. Some can be small but in bad locations that cause a lot of disability. Some can be very large and cause no disability. Most are treated with surgery, then radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. Brain cancer is always scary, because... well, it's the brain! Try this link for more info: http://www.nccn.org/patients/ ...Read more
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