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Medicine For Astrocytic Brain Tumors
my brother suffering from brain tumor which is 5mm in size. Is it easily curable from medicine?
Need to know more: About the tumor. Some tumors can be watched, if believed to be benign. Others cannot be definitely diagnosed by imaging and may need to be biopsied or removed. Then decisions about additional treatment can be made. Please make sure the patient's doctor is involved. A neurologist and neurosurgeon may also need to be involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A headache related to a brain tumor can be relieved by otc medicines. New or changed headache, worsening headaches, vision changes/blurriness, nausea/vomiting, and sometimes balance problems are the most common symptoms of brain tumors. See a primary care provider for a history and physical. Imaging of the head with ct and/or MRI may be helpful. ...Read more
Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?
Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are alternative medicine treatments for someone diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor?
My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?
What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?
Bilateral sphenoid sinus,medicines used are clavam,xyzal-m,velgut and a nasal spray.have head heavyness whole day.I'm scared is it brain tumor!
Starship Sinus: Those drugs sound like the cast from "Forbidden Planet!" or "Star Trek."When pressure builds up in your sinuses it feels like you have a brain tumor infiltrating your cranium ready to burst out,like "Alien,"any minute.And if it's that bad,so bad you're worried about something serious, then see your doctor for another exam and maybe some tests.In the meantime,stay on your meds, especially the spray ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is some progre: Brain tumors are being researched and treated with increasing input from researchers. Progress has been slow but real. We have better surgery, radiotherapy and better medical therapies for treating brain tumors now than even 5 years back. There have been new medicines introduced in last 10 years. So there is definitely some progress, yet gbm continues to be a very virulent cancer with few survivor. ...Read more
Not at all: There are numerous types of brain tumors, and some are benign, others are malignant. You need to know exactly what kind of tumor it is to assess likelihood of it being 'fatal.' Even if malignant, tumors can be treated and patients can survive for a period of time. Some brain tumors (meningioma, pituitary Adenomas) are usually quite benign and treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal cell growth: All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic chemical signals. There are many different types of brain tumors - some very slow growing over decades that cause no problems but may "push" the brain a little. But others grow very fast, damaging or "crushing" normal brain next to them. ...Read more
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