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Medulla Blastoma Survival
My son in law has speech defect due to glio blastoma multiformer and surgery and brain surgery has left him with a speech impairment... Can he be he?
Many types: 'Blastoma' cancers are uncommon forms of malignancies that generally happen in infants/children/young adults. These tumors are sometimes named based upon the organs in which they arise, such as 'retinoblastoma' of the eye, 'hepatoblastoma' of the liver, 'pancreatoblastoma' of the pancreas, pleuropulmonary blastoma' of the lung. Some of these tumors are amenable to surgical and other treatments. ...Read more
Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?
NCI web link!!!: Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). Retinoblastoma usually occurs in children younger than 5 years. It may be hereditary or nonhereditary (sporadic). Treatment depends upon tumor limited to eye or has spread beyond eye. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient. ...Read more
Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign . The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more
If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.
This question is for research purposes. First off, exactly how much of the human brain can someone stand to lose before survival is impossible thirdly ?
Thirdly?: Please define "survival." Does that mean death or some other level of survival? Also what does "thirdly?" mean? What kind of "research" are you doing? To me, "research" means you become thoroughly familiar with neuroanatomy, neurophysiology & neuropathology so you can answer the question yourself. Is this question part of a larger project? Otherwise, it's not really research. ...Read more
Brain tumors vary...: There are many different types of brain tumors, each with it's own risks and survival rates. Some are benign and require no intervention and others are serious and could involve surgical intervention, radiation therapy or/and chemotherapy. Best thing to do is to talk with your own doctor to find out the specifics. Also ask what institution has the best success rate with treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...Read more
Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses could even be benign tumors. The earlier the detection the better the chance of survival. No simple answer. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more
It depends: Survival rates for any cancer are very dependent on a number of variables. With astrocytomas, patient age, tumor location, pathological features (anaplastic versus low-grade, presence of necrosis, 1p/19q deletions, etc.), complications from treatment (radiation or surgery), and functional status all seem to affect prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on whether it spread to the brain from somewhere else or if it started in the brain, and even then there would be many factors affecting curability, including type, location, size, etc... ...Read more
Tumor Type?: There is a wide spectrum of brain tumors. Many can be cured and others are very malignant. The kind of tumor, age, and functional status help neurosurgeons estimate survival. However, statistics apply to a population, not an individual. ...Read more
Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more