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How Fast Can A Brain Tumor Grow
2 years and 8 months ago CT scan w&wo contrast ruled out a brain tumor now im worry again can a brain tumor grow that fast and cause symptoms im 27?
"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
How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?
I had an MRI in April, and it was clean. Now I'm worried that I have a brain tumor, could a tumor grow that fast, or would it have been seen on mri?
Doesn't happen: A brain tumor will not erode through the skull. It can push on, and grow into, the brain and that certainly can be fatal but not by growing outside of the skull. ...Read more
Can a brain tumor grow within 6mths I'm worried cuz I get pains n my head & headaches it's like a everyday thang I've had MRI & CT 4mths ago I'm scare?
Brain tumor: This is an extremely complex question. Brain tumors come in many different types and based on the cell origin can be extremely slow growing taking years to become large and symptomatic versus the more malignant which can double in size in a matter of months. ...Read more
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
Depends on type: The type and grade of the tumor will determine the growth rate. If the brain tumor is benign, it may grow slowly for months to years before causing symptoms (ie. Meningioma). If the tumor is malignant or aggressive, it will grow rapidly over about 6-12 weeks. Manifestation of symptoms depends on location. If it is adjacent to areas that control movement or speech, the symptoms are seen sooner. ...Read more
Is it possible for meningitis brain tumor to grow again at the same place or somewhere else in the body?
Usually not: A meningioma is a benign tumor that arises on the surface of the brain covering, the meninges. Usually if resected the lesion rarely ever recurrs. In terms of any lesion no matter how malignant leaving the brain to metastasize elswhere, the blood brain barrier appears to assure that this event doesn't occur altough to metastasize to a distant site the right seed and soil must exist. But doesn't ...Read more
How long does it take on average for a brain tumor to grow? Years? Months? Days? Mri over about 13 months ago was normal.
Different type of tumors have different growth rates. If MRI was normal about a year ago, unless there has been a drastic change in symptoms, it is unlikely that you have a brain tumor.
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What would cause me to feel real shaky inside. I don't drink a lot of caffeine. I do have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs its grow minimal?
That Depends...: A general 'shakiness' can be due to weakness, or it could represent a metabolic condition unrelated to your tumor. Some meningiomas are benign and barely grow over decades, but some can cause irritation to the surface of the brain around them. I would have a thorough medical evaluation and a follow-up MRI to see which this could be. ...Read more
Focal pain when I shake head fast. I read that's one way doctors check for brain tumors. This true? Does it mean I probably have a brain tumor?
No: Doctors do not check for brain tumors that way, and it does not mean you have a brain tumor. I'd suggest you stop shaking your head fast. ...Read more
I always talk really fast or slow and prononce stuff wrong and mix up words! If I did have a brain tumor/ cancer could I die?
Brain tumor: The key comment is that you have always talk fast or slow and that this is not a new finding meaning it occurred recently - so based on the timing your describing this is not likely do to a brain tumor. ...Read more
After brain tumor is resected and going thru radiation and chemo how is it determined if the cancer is gone? Just if tumor doesn't grow back?
Can a head CT scan (with and without contrast) radiation cause a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms in 2 years and 8 months or 3 years? Possible?
Abnormal cell growth: All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic chemical signals. There are many different types of brain tumors - some very slow growing over decades that cause no problems but may "push" the brain a little. But others grow very fast, damaging or "crushing" normal brain next to them. ...Read more
Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherited predispositions in some cases. One environmental factors known to induce some brain tumors is radiation exposure. Unfortunately, there is much that we still do not know about how these tumors start. ...Read more
Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von hippel-lindau, lifraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations that become propagated. No one's to blame. Scientists who build careers by demonstrating new truths have failed to identify anything credible. The cell-phones claim has no rational or empirical basis. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read more
Headache, nausea, visi: Symptoms of brain tumor depend on location and size of the tumor. Hradache more frequent and severe, nausea&vomiting, visual problems, seizures, weakness or loss of function in arm or leg, speech difficulty, hearing problem, confusion, personality and behaviour changes. ...Read more
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