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How long do people with brain cancer survive?

How long do people with brain cancer survive?

Variable: Different types of brain cancers proceed at different rates. Some may last years, others may kill in months. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Cancer (Definition)

Dr. Lawson is correct in adults. In kids, the most common version of brain tumor is primary to the brain. There are many types of tumors that both start in the brain and "go" to the brain. If you ignore the types that go to the brain, in adults the 20% that start in the brain can vary from very malignant (gbm) to very benign (meningioma). In kids, tumors are varied as well but ...Read more


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If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

No consistent answer: Many variables determine survival time - type of cancer, where the cancer is, how small if was when diagnosed, available surgical, radiation and chemotherapy for the cancer type. Also, every patient is different (individual genetics) so the same basic cancer type can act differently in different people. Get great medical care, fight hard and love a lot. Good luck in your situation! ...Read more

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Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Yes: There are many different types of brain cancer. Some are very curable, some are not. The type sen kennedy had was virtually impossible to cure. It was not so much the stage as the cell type of brain cancer he had. ...Read more

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Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Very rare: If it is a GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) this a high grade malignant tumor of the brain with poor prognosis. Even with resection and chemo/radiation, these tumors recur and survival is generally less than a couple of years. There are rare subtypes of GBM that may have longer survival (giant cell variant) up to 5 years, but this is extremely rare. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

You mean stage IV: Unfortunately stage IV is terminal stage in months , fingers in one hand is enough, reducing brain edema making life as comfortable as is the main aim at this stage. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

How long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

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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Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site. If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about 3-5 years grade 4s live if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter). ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

See belowl: It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up to a year in life wthil primary brain cancer is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can long-term OCD cause brain cancer?

Can long-term OCD cause brain cancer?

No: It's terrible to be trapped in your own brain with thoughts like this one. See about both medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy. You're almost an adult. OCD is very common and manageable nowadays. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

Many types: There are many forms of brain cancer. We would need to know the specific type to give you an answer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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