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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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Is it true that cell phones cause brain cancer and other brain-related injures or diseases?

Is it true that cell phones cause brain cancer and other brain-related injures or diseases?

Unclear: Like many other epidemiological links, this one depends on your perspective. My personal view is that the link between cell phone use and brain cancers is extremely weak, but i can't believe cell phone use is good for you. ...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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Is primary brain cancer considered an unusual disease?

Is primary brain cancer considered an unusual disease?

No not so: It is not all that rare. There are several thousand cases of brain cancer in the us every year. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer considered a pretty rare disease?

Is primary brain cancer considered a pretty rare disease?

There are: 5.7 cases/100k population. Glioblastoma is the most frequent type, and in a 2000 seer report, median survival is about 7 mos. M:f, 6;4; wht:blk, 9:1. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments available for my dad who has brain cancer?

What kind of treatments available for my dad who has brain cancer?

Depends on type...: I am sorry to hear about your father. There are many ways to treat brain cancer, but depends on the type of brain cancer and exactly where it is located in the brain. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Your father's neuro-oncologist will come up with a treatment plan using one or more of these. Many brain cancers can be treated effectively with long term survival. ...Read more

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What is the probability of having brain cancer or any type of cancer?

Rare: Around 18-20 thousand people are diagnosed with brain cancer each year in the us. ...Read more

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Can brain cancer worsen a mood disorder?

Sure: Although the causes of mood disorders can be complex, a tumor within the brain can also affect mood depending on the location of the mass and its effect on surrounding brain tissue/function, and release of chemicals. Sometimes the treatments for the brain tumor (steroids, chemotherapy medications, and anti-seizure medications) can also cause changes to a person's mood (worsen or improve). ...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