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Is It Normal To Have A Metastases To Brain From Breast
Brain mets: Breast cancer can spread to lymph glands, lung, liver, bones as well as brain. Nowadays, with many different chemotherapies and other biological/targeted treatment available for breast cancer -that makes patients with breast cancer live longer, the incidence of brain metastasis increases, unfortunately. ...Read more
A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more
If someone has a sense of imbalance, and that was only symptom, how likely would it be for it to be a brain tumor somewhere in the brain?
Unlikely: Dizziness is more commonly associated with an inner ear problem… not necessarily a brain tumor. This would be low on the list of differential diagnoses. In addition, you are fairly young which would lower the likelihood of having a brain tumor even more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors thought it to be a brain tumor, ADEM, and now cortical dysplasia is it still possible for the mass to be a brain tumor? thanks!
Is it possible for breast cancer to spread to bones even if it didn't reach the blood system or any lymph nodes?
A mass was found in my fathers brain xray? Should automatically assume it is a brain tumor or is there something less serious it could be?
Yes: One type of tumor does not exclude the other type and both can occur in the same breast. ...Read more
After any type of brain surgery, is it normal for a period to be late due to the shock to the body?
Definition: Actually, the terms nodule and tumor are essentially synonymous. If you're asking if a brochial mass (tumor, nodule, growth, neoplasm) can be benign and not a cancer, the answer is yes. I'm sure you're in capable hands now, and the appropriate investigation will be done. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Brain tumors have different etiologies... None of them is related to hits to the head... ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on multiple factors, especially type of tumor and location. ...Read more
Sure.: Any "fun" anyone has is usually related to their outlook and attitude they have on life, no matter how bad it is. My wife and i were married when her father was terminal with 3 different cancers. He still danced with his youngest daughter at her wedding (even though we had a nurse right behind him with a wheelchair the whole time). He passed away 10 days later. ...Read more
Is the primary tumor in sclc hard to visualize on imaging? If so does this mean it is cancer of unknown primary if you can find it only in lymph node
How likely am i to survive a brain tumor? If you have a cancerous brain tumor, what is the survival rate?
How big would a tumor have to be to cause a midline shift or mass effect in the brain? Is this what rads. Look for on cts or the actual tumor?
Diagnosing rectal ca: Some symptoms may be due to benign conditions and are not necessarily cancer. Pelvic ct scans are routinely used to detect rectal cancers, but small cancers may escape detection. A qualified physician should perform a physical exam and order additional tests, usually a combination of scans, blood tests (including tumor markers), plus colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: While some lumps may feel more worrisome to a trained professional, it is easy to get fooled. The only way to differentiate a benign lump from a malignant one is by looking at tissue under a microscope, a biopsy. This can be safely and easily performed under local anesthesia either in your breast doctor's office or a breast center. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok so is it just as likely to experience symptoms from a 2.6cm (or smaller) lung nodule as it is from a lung mass?
Variable: Most small masses, nodules, lesions of that size are asymptomatic! the incidental finding is good luck. Depending on exact location, bronchoscopy may define the cause most will be removed. Some will biopsy first, but the thoracic surgeon will guide this with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: App. 10% of women with breast cancer have the hereditary form of breast cancer, who may have a 15-40% chance of also developing ovarian cancer. The other 90% of women with breast cancer should have no greater risk of ovarian ca (1.5%) as the general population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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