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How to know when do you know when you have a brain tumor?

How to know when do you know when you have a brain tumor?

No one answer: Most people develop headaches, vision or sometimes balance problems. New onset seizures can occur. Generally, imaging (head ct or mri) is needed before anyone really "knows" they have a brain tumor. ...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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How to know if you have a brain tumor?

How to know if you have a brain tumor?

Hmm: Brain tumor will give lots of symptoms like headache, dizziness, memory problems and most oftenly seizures. These symptoms will be based on the size, location and type of tumor. Brain imaging will most of the time give a clear picture but sometimes brain biopsy may be required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can eye doctors know if you have a brain tumor or any other brain disease by an eye exam?

Can eye doctors know if you have a brain tumor or any other brain disease by an eye exam?

Possibly: What can be noted is what is known as papilledema. This is swelling of the optic disc due to something causing increased intracranial pressure. It can suggest something is causing pressure but it does not tell what. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a brain tumor?

How to tell if you have a brain tumor?

MRI: MRI is more sensitive than CT scanning for detecting subtle abnormalities such as small tumors. Preferrably an MRI with contrast. You should discuss your concern with a neurologist. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you have a brain tumor?

In what way can you tell if you have a brain tumor?

Brain Tumor: Intractable daily headaches that may be associated with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes fits or localizing symptoms depends on the tumor location. ...Read more

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How long will you live without knowing you have a brain tumor?

Not to worry: Not to worry too much in general. Brain tumors are rare compared with other tumors. The pain and swollen glands you list are not usually symptoms of a brain tumor. To answer the question, longevity depends on the type and location of tumor and what treatments are available. ...Read more

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Could you have a brain tumor over many years without realizing?

Yes: Benign brain tumors can be very slow growing. They may be undected because of their slow growth or because they are not pressing on anything that may lead to neurological symptoms. Because some of these tumors grow so slowly (ie. Meningioma), it is not detected because the displaced brain or nerves may accomodate for the tumor until it gets very large. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs that you have a brain tumor?

Can you describe the initial signs that you have a brain tumor?

Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are signs of knowing if you have a brain tumor?

Please tell me what are signs of knowing if you have a brain tumor?

Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very long time and undiagnosed. A very aggressive tumor however, or a tumor that affects an important part of the brain will likely be diagnosed fairly quickly. ...Read more

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If you have a brain tumor that's already grew how long will you live if it's big?

If you have a brain tumor that's already grew how long will you live if it's big?

Type and location: There are many kinds of brain tumors, depends on what type you refer to (histological diagnosis determines what to expect). Location is crucial also, some locations in the brain are unforgiving and people may not live long if tumor is pushing on the brain stem for example. Age and social support networks plays a role too. ...Read more

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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