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How Long Can You Live With A Brain Tumor
It depends,,: This depends on many factors, like your health and the type of brain tumor you might have. If the tumor is a benign one like ependymoma or a meningioma, surgical resection can bring remission or even a full cure and a normal lifespan is possible. If the tumor is malignant like a glioblastoma multiforme or even benign but in the spinal cord, prognosis can be very poor with a survival of months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
Depends: Some gliomas are low grade, grow slowly, and are highly treatable, so patients live many years with them. Others are high grade, rapidly growing, and respond poorly to treatment, and do survival is shorter. Age, extent of resection, and some other genetic, epigenetic, and pathological variables also affect survival. Ask your doctor for referral to an expert. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly variable: "brain tumor" covers many kinds of tumor, some fully benign and very slow-growing, and some highly malignant and rapidly growing. If one has a highly malignant brain tumor and is not treated at all, it may kill within a few weeks of discovery, or even sooner. For benign tumors, failure to treat may lead to serious disability or even death years after the diagnosis is initially made. ...Read more
It depends: Tumors come in many shapes, sizes and locations. They vary dramatically in their aggressiveness and speed of growth. Some can double in a few days, some will take years. A slow growing tumor in your leg might never cause death, a rapidly growing tumor in your brain could cause death in a few weeks. More information needed to give a useful answer. ...Read more
Why are you worried?: It's not like the old days. I remember reading about a young man in the old, way-pre-CT-&-MRI days who had vague headaches & confusion for several months who 1 day just screamed, grabbed his head, & fell over dead. These days, with modern imaging techniques, brain tumors are almost always found before that happens. Why? Do you think you have one but are afraid to ask? Are you the worrying kind? ...Read more
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Not sure what you mean by "brain bleeding". As for untreated aneurysm, if the aneurysm is small, regular, is in anterior circulation, if you don't smoke, and you have no family history of subarachnoid hemorrhage (aneurysm bleeding) - then chances are you can live long. But the aneurysm must be monitored: if it changes it probably needs treatment. Where is your aneurysm and how big is it? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?
Quite variable and i: It depends on the tumor type where the metastases originated. For some tumors it is 6-9 months at best(as in Lung Cancer). In other tumors(like breast cancer) patients typically live 9-18 months. If it is a single met, long term survival is possible especially in tumors like melanoma. ...Read more
Tough disease: Adrenal cancer tends to be an aggressive type. Additionally, unlike breast & colon cancer, there aren't many effective drugs to treat it. Consequently, the survival for patients with adrenal cancer tends to be rather low. That being said, there are rare cases that can be completely removed with surgery and controlled for many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: The results with melanoma to brain not encouraging. If detected early and the interval from primary resection long and PET/CAT shows no other lesions than surgery may be helpful. If larger and other lesions elsewhere there radiation therapy can be palliative for several months. New PD-1 drugs may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clots, they Come;Go: Embolus is just medical jargon for a clot which mores through blood vessel to a different location, e.g. From the body or heart into a lung artery. Most are without symptoms, never recognized ; largely dissolve. However, to the extent they do no fully dissolve, are transformed into scar tissue, block blood flow ; keep recurring, then they result in major problems ; early death from pulmonary htn. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Person is in coma. Often, when a patient is in a coma, they need breathing support as well. If they do, then removing that, they may succumb in just a few minutes. They could pass from what ever other ailments they have fairly quickly from those issues as well. If they are stable in a vegetative state and do not breathing support, they can live until they pass from dehydration or malnutrition. ...Read more
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