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Doctor insights on: Medulloblastoma Life Expectancy

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Why is medulloblastoma rare in adults and what are chances of having it at my age?

Why is medulloblastoma rare in adults and what are chances of having it at my age?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are thought to arise from very primitive cells or 'embryonal' cells and this may account for the majority occuring in children. Medulloblastomas account for only 2% of all malignant adult tumors. Men are more affected than women. ...Read more

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What are the different types of Medulloblastoma in cerebellum?

What are the different types of Medulloblastoma in cerebellum?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are malignant fast growing tumors that arise in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. There are a variety of cellular subtypes and prognosis is based on size, location, extent of surgical resection, and the presence or absence of metastatic spread into the cranial spinal axis. Genetic testing of tumor subtypes can determine prognosis as well. Check out the ABTA for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma: Most common early sign is severe headaches, followed by gait ataxia - a stumbling like gait with sometimes running into walls and falling. If the tumor gets large enough there can be swallowing problems and rarely facial weakness. ...Read more

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What are the affects of medulloblastoma treatment?

What are the affects of medulloblastoma treatment?

Please clarify: Please rephrase your question. Which treatment are you referring specifically here? Surgery? Radiation? ...Read more

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Is medulloblastoma in adults curable if not spreaded to the spine?

Medulloblastoma: If there has not been spread to the spine that gives one a better prognosis and a better chance to cure the tumor. ...Read more

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What are some alternative cures and treatments for medulloblastoma tumors?

None...: Depending on the type and stage, a combination of surgery, radiation and systemic chemotherapy will be required to cure someone of medulloblastoma. There are no alternative cures or treatments for this disease. ...Read more

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Would a person be able to attend school or go in public while taking chemo pills or if they have a medulloblastoma tumor?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. That alone should not prevent someone from going to school or being out in public. The pill is already inside you at that point and medulloblastoma is not contagious. ...Read more

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How fast do medulloblastoma tumors in cerebellum in adults grow? Weeks months?

How fast do medulloblastoma tumors in cerebellum in adults grow? Weeks months?

Months: I am not sure what you mean from the expression"how fast they grow". If you mean from begining to onset of symptoms, it is difficult to tell yet it is longer than weeks...It is more like months to years. Yet once the tumor has formed, it can create serious trouble in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

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If someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

If someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

Yes, very likely: Cancer does not sit still. It continues to grow and get bigger...3 months is a long time to wait and watch. We check people at 3 month intervals when they are well and free of cancer but at risk for new cancer related developemnts. ...Read more

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Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Anaplastic medullo: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor (or cancer) in children. Anaplastic medulloblastoma is a particular subtype of this disease. While almost all cases of medulloblastoma occur in children, this disease can also rarely occur in adults. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

See below: About 70-80% of children and about 50% of adults are alive 5 years after the diagnosis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Abta. Org/understanding-brain-tumors/types-of-tumors/medulloblastoma. Html. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

What is the survival rate for medulloblastoma (brain tumor)?

Agree with: Dr Kleerehopper also encourage you to get support from organizations like Voices Against Brain Cancer (see their website) each case is unique even with the same types of brain cancer survival rates are different. Psychotherapy can be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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Why is it that medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Why is it that medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a tumor that sheds cells which can float throughout the spinal fluid space around the brain and spinal cord. If the tumor sheds these cells then they can migrate anywhere along the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the survival rate for children with metastatic medulloblastoma cancer?

Improving...: This has been an intensely studied area in pediatric oncology over the last number of years. Previously a 10-30% 5-year overall survival rate was quoted for metastatic medulloblastoma. More recent studies have increased these numbers to the 50-60% range, maybe even better (the data are too new). Every patient is unique. I would encourage having this discussion with the child's oncologist. ...Read more

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If someone had a small medulloblastoma in cerebellum in feb, no treatment, would it be bigger by now and would there be serious symptoms?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a highly malignant rapidly growing brain tumor that occurs more frequently in children. Certainly, the tumor would be bigger and creating pressure on the surrounding brain leading to headaches, vomiting and imbalance. ...Read more

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When someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and they lay in bed all day will they have a headache and be sick cause of the swelling?

When someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and they lay in bed all day will they have a headache and be sick cause of the swelling?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that originates around the cerebellum or coordination center. The tumor can spread through the spinal fluid pathways along the spinal canal. Children are affected 10 times more commonly than adults. Sleeping and laying in bed can cause increased brain swelling resulting in headaches and vomiting. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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How do medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

How do medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Through CSF: Medulloblastoma is an extremely aggressive brain cancer that spreads to other parts of the brain and spine via the spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Could I change my life expectancy?

Could I change my life expectancy?

Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more

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Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Liscencephaly average life expectancy?

Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a person?

What is the average life expectancy of a person?

78-ish...but: The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.

You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Almost normal: Stage 1 very mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.. ...Read more

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Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Yes: In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by
4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas.
See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

Depends: Emphysema can lead to death but the effect depends on severity of the emphysema as well as other illnesses. More commonly, emphysema just makes you more fragile - i.e. More likely to die from things that wouldn't kill someone who didn't have the emphysema for example. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for cardiomyopathy?

What is the life expectancy for cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more