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Doctor insights on: Hypothalamus Brain Tumor Symptoms

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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

Depends: It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Miller
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a brain tumor and not have symptoms till late?

Absolutely: Many tumors start in quiet areas of the brain and cause no symptoms until they reach a large size. It also depends on the type of tumor as to how fast symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of brain tumor that people have?

What are the main symptoms of brain tumor that people have?

Variable: Depending on the size, location and rate of growth there can be many different symptoms. These include headaches, nausea, vomiting, changes in personality or mood, seizures, or stroke-like symptoms including weakness or tingling in different parts of the body. ...Read more

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Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Yes: It can cause transient worsening depending on the pressure of the brain, which is usually higher early morning. It can also present with seizure, which might not be a typical convustion attack, but mimicking mini-stroke. Please seek medical attention, if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Anatomic: Location: cerebellar, balance or clumsiness; cerebral, change in personality, neglect of one side (leaving hot or cold water on); seizures. When tumors obstruct ventricles, headache. Age also is factor in signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Possibly: While symptoms can wax and wane, eventually, they will persist. Here is some additional reading. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor? And what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

Many: Brain tumors can have many different presentations. Some cause headaches, some cause seizures, some cause balance difficulties, some cause focal neurological problems such as weakness on one side of the body or difficulty with language. These tumors aren't too common but they are not terribly rare, so at age 46 you might have one. See your doctor if you have symptoms which worry you. ...Read more

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Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor and what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor and what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

Rare: Although a feared diagnosis, more commonly headache, although a symptom of brain tumor, is due to other causes. If you have loss of use of limb, sudden change in personality , fainting, first time seizure, see your doctor to decide if you need a ct or MRI of the brain to assess cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Not sure what I have but i really need help, would brain tumor symptoms get worse if you think about them?

Not sure what I have but i really need help, would brain tumor symptoms get worse if you think about them?

Get a scan: Thinking will not worsen brain tumor symptoms. Given how relatively rare brain tumors are, it is unlikely for you to have a tumor. Getting worked up about a non existing tumor is unnecessary stress. Getting an mr scan of the brain may be a good solution to end the worries. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking. ...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


Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more