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Natural help for brain cancer ? please help. my girlfriend has it but im grateful it went to stage 1 from stage 3

Natural help for brain cancer ? please help. my girlfriend has it but im grateful it went to stage 1 from stage 3

It depends: This depends on what type of brain cancer. Natural treatments may help but are best combined with standard treatments. Dr. Burzynski in Houston has exciting results with some brain cancers but you need to go to his center. Medical marijuana shows promising results: http://www.cbdfarm.org/glioblastoma-and-cannabis-oil.html For many more options see http://www.cancertutor.com/topics/brain-cancer/ ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has stage 3 brain cancer and I don't know what to do :'(?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has stage 3 brain cancer and I don't know what to do :'(?

Brain tumor: The first step is to get established with a neuro-oncologist who takes care of people with grade III Astrocytomas (anaplastic type). Today there are good chemotherapy regimens that are very effective. Radiation therapy is also an adjunct to chemotherapy. Brain surgery is performed if reduction in the size of the tumor is required. Your role is to be supportive, reassuring, and keep her organized. ...Read more

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When I was a child I had many dentist X-rays and at 16 I had two or three head cat scans within a month of each other I'm I goin too get brain cancer?

When I was a child I had many dentist X-rays and at 16 I had two or three head cat scans within a month of each other I'm I goin too get brain cancer?

Little risk: Especially in the last 20 years, dental x-rays have used infinitesimal amounts of radiation. The exposure from CT scans is greater but it's still too low to measure in any population-based study. What you've read is based on data from atom-bomb survivors extrapolated on the assumption of a linear relationship, which makes no sense biologically. Stop worrying about this stuff. ...Read more

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Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining from tobacco and alcohol than worrying about these CTs. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicines that may treat grade 3 brain cancer?

Are there any alternative medicines that may treat grade 3 brain cancer?

Probably Not: There are different kinds of "brain cancers" or tumors - some are more dangerous than others. I would take the diagnosis of any brain tumor very serious and talk with specialists for more information. I am not aware of any successful alternative treatments or medication for brain tumors. ...Read more

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My friend got diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer.. What are the chance of her making it? How will she be after treatment?

My friend got diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer.. What are the chance of her making it? How will she be after treatment?

It depends on Grade: The grade of the Brain tumors determines the long term outlook. if she has grade 3(it is called Anaplastic astrocytoma) she may do quite well. Grade-4 tumors are the worst kind. Ask her to go seek an expert Neuro-oncologist at a major Brain tumor treatment Center in the uS, if possible ...Read more

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How fast can brain cancer grow?

How fast can brain cancer grow?

It depends: There are many types of brain tumors. Some grow very slowly over many years, and some grow very, very rapidly. It really depends upon the type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

No: Primary brain cancer- brain cancer that starts in the brain such as astrocytomas are not rare. They are diagnosed about 17, 000 times each year. The most common tumor occurring in the population over the age of 40 is glioma. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about brain cancer?

What can you tell me about brain cancer?

Lots to know.: This is hard to answer. Some brain cancers can be completely cured; some can't. Some can be small but in bad locations that cause a lot of disability. Some can be very large and cause no disability. Most are treated with surgery, then radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. Brain cancer is always scary, because... well, it's the brain! Try this link for more info: http://www.nccn.org/patients/ ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more