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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?

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?

Brain tumor: It is possible but is very unlikely. Specially if the symptoms you have now are the same you had 2 1/2 years ago. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. He may be able to determine what is the problem causing your symptoms and relief you level if anxiety. ...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


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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?

Depends: It depends on the type of tumor. Some such as glioblatoma multiforme can grow very rapidly causing onset of symptoms and death within a few months. Others such as a meningioma can grow very slowly and might take decades to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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If a brain tumor grow outside your skull will it kill you right then?

If a brain tumor grow outside your skull will it kill you right then?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that a tumor has developed in 4 mths. There are many causes of headaches like sinus problems, migraines, temporal arteritis, TMJ issues, high blood pressure etc. You need to see your family doc or a neurologist to get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow large?

How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow large?

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

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Help fast, I seriously think I might have a brain tumor. What do I do?

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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How long is it supposed to it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms?

How long is it supposed to it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms?

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

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How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms? 1 year? 2 years?

How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms? 1 year? 2 years?

Depends: It depends on the type of tumor. Some such as glioblatoma multiforme can grow very rapidly causing onset of symptoms and death within a few months. Others such as a meningioma can grow very slowly and might take decades to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for meningitis brain tumor to grow again at the same place or somewhere else in the body?

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

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How long does it take on average for a brain tumor to grow? Years? Months? Days? Mri over about 13 months ago was normal.

How long does it take on average for a brain tumor to grow? Years? Months? Days? Mri over about 13 months ago was normal.

Variable: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

CT and MRI: After treatment patients come for regular neurological exams and imaging with ct or mri. Often the patient develops neurological symptoms which signals a recurrence. On imaging you hope to achieve either no tumor or at least no growth. ...Read more

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How is a brain tumor formed?

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

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures
it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

How is a brain tumor diagnosed?

MRI or CT: These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom or an un-relenting headache. ...Read more

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What could cause a brain tumor?

What could cause a brain tumor?

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

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What is the cause of brain tumor?

What is the cause of brain tumor?

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

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What is the cause of Brain tumor?

What is the cause of Brain tumor?

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

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What are the signs of brain tumor?

What are the signs of brain tumor?

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

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known.: There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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What does a brain tumor look like?

What does a brain tumor look like?

The MRI image: Shows a mass, commonly surrounded by edema. Pathology shows abnormal blood vessel proliferation (and they leak), necrosis (dead cell areas), and abnormal mitoses. ...Read more

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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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Advice for a possible brain tumor?

See neurosurgeon: Please see a neurosurgeon and be evaluated. All the best. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

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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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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