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Is Brain Cancer Surgery A Routine Operation For Neurosurgeons
A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more
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Precaution after brain cancer surgery
supposed to handle? Food and cells phones and tv and monitor screen how r they
Not usually.: If a skin cancer is deeply invasive through the skull, it can sometime grow into the brain. Sometimes a tumor can crawl along the nerves back into the brain, but this is more common with tumors like adenoid cystic carcinoma. Lastly, a tumor may spread into the blood and eventually land in the brain. All of these are uncommon, but depend on the stage and grade of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with brain cancer and following the brain surgery my lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and painful any idea?
Inflammation?: Sorry for your diagnosis. Most primary brain tumors do not spread outside of the head. Since you've just had surgery it wouldn't be unusual for there to be some inflammatory changes or even infection which could cause lymph node enlargement. You should bring this to the attention of your doctor for possible treatment or further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had lung cancer surgery last year and they got it all. He did not do treatment. Now it is in the brain. How long could he live?
D/w his oncologist: Sorry for your dad's condition. Treatment, and prognosis would depend obviously on the stage, however, the type of lung cancer, whether he would do treatment now, what treatment, and how is the response to therapy would also affect the prognosis. In general, based on studies, people with stage 4 lung cancer -on average- with treatment could live for 12-15 months. It would be much less without tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If stage 4 breast cancer mets to the brain causing multiple lesions, and a lot of swelling, why would a neurosurgeon suggest surgery? To do what?
Risk of herniation: It may be that one or more of the lesions is in a location which is at high risk for pushing the brain stem against the base of the skull causing a more immediate risk of death. It also depends sometimes on the status of the disease elsewhere in the body- if there was no other active disease, clearing it from the brain would put the patient in remission, even if temporarily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low: Aneurysms occur in about 2% of population without risk factors. If you have one or more relatives with an aneurysm the risk can be as high as 9%. The chances of the aneurysm bleeding are about 6-16 per 100,000, ergo most aneurysms never rupture. The incidence of primary brain tumors is 28/100,000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Symptoms are variable depending on location within brain. New onset headaches, more severe headaches, unexplained nausea and vomitting, vision changes, personality or behavior changes, loss of strength or sensation, seizures, loss of balance/dizziness, confusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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