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How Many People Get Brain Tumors A Year
What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?
Tell us why this ???: Brain tumors are uncommon yet they can occur at any age. You need to give us some background as to why you are concerned about this issue??? Most patients with brain tumors experience persistent headaches which progressively get worse. Other symptoms may include, nausea, vomiting, reduced vision, seizures or loss of function of an arm or leg(uncommon) ...Read more
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
Docs just bcuz i got hit n da head with keys & it caused lasceration &1 staple to da right side head& i got 3 CT n 1 year am i goin 2 get brain tumor?
My 7 year old son has to get an MRI after an eye exam that showed his optic nerve is larger than normal. Could this mean he could have a brain tumor?
More complicated : This is more complicated than yes or no. Let's not jump to the worst thing first. Many reasons can lead to optic nerves that are different. Let's see what is causing this finding. ...Read more
Brain cancer hello,
i am a 16 year old girl and someone brought to my attention that i may have a brain tumor.
I have been getting very bad head aces in the back of my head from my ear down mostly on the left side, but sometimes my right, i get these hea
Severe tension headaches that I have almost everyday and get dizzy. I am worried this might be a brain tumor. Should i be concerned? I am 20 years old
Headaches: If you have severe headaches frequently, you should see your primary care physician and/or a neurologist for evaluation. That doesn't preclude feeling concerned, but it could go a long way towards resolving your worries and providing whatever help you might need. Best wishes. ...Read more
Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?
Possible, unlikely: Your friend should consult a doctor (personal physician or a neurologist) to get a compete exam. While a brain tumor is possible, there are many other less serious possibilities including migraine headaches (more common in women), cluster headaches (more common in men), vision problems, and others. After exam if nothing serious turns up, consider alternative options such as CBT psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 24 and found out a year ago I had a brain tumor which has been resected could I have had this the majority of my life?
Possible: You are very young and therefore may have had the tumor for some time. Different brain tumors grow at different speeds. A low grade tumor is more likely to have been there longer. Check with your doctor about the details of the tumor. This not only can answer your question but quide you on how likely it is to be controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare : Although brain tumors are the third leading cause of cancer death in young adults (behind leukemia and lymphoma), the incidence is rare. From 2000-2005 there were 1500 cases of malignant and non-malignant brain tumors in the age range of 20-24(according to seer data). Rate of 4.7/100, 000 years. Bottom line- it's rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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