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What are the signs of brain tumor?

What are the signs of brain tumor?

Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Miller
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more


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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

Depends: It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years. ...Read more

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What's the probability of living if you had a brain tumor?

What's the probability of living if you had a brain tumor?

Depends: Survival after a diagnosis of 'brain tumor' depends heavily on the type of tumor as well as on treatment. Some benign tumors are associated with long life after surgical removal; some malignant tumors kill within about a year or so of initial diagnosis, and there is a whole range from rapid death to long survival. ...Read more

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I am 24 and found out a year ago I had a brain tumor which has been resected could I have had this the majority of my life?

I am 24 and found out a year ago I had a brain tumor which has been resected could I have had this the majority of my life?

Possible: You are very young and therefore may have had the tumor for some time. Different brain tumors grow at different speeds. A low grade tumor is more likely to have been there longer. Check with your doctor about the details of the tumor. This not only can answer your question but quide you on how likely it is to be controlled. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, and the rate of growth. Recurring headaches which stay in one location are common but there are many other causes. New onset seizure, change in personality, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out a brain tumor reliably. ...Read more

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My brother has brain tumor. What should I tell him?

My brother has brain tumor. What should I tell him?

Brain tumor: Tell him that you are completely there for him no matter what happens. Then help him obtain as much information about brain tumors, the different types, the different treatments and outcomes, as you can. Since you are clearly good at using the internet, you should be able to get all the information you need there. This will enable him to have informed conversations with his doctors about treatment. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 23yo female having a brain tumor. Are they rare?

What are the odds of a 23yo female having a brain tumor. Are they rare?

Very low odds: Unusual for a brain tumor to present initially in 20's, but some congenital lesion could have been present for years and then discovered by chance on an MRI study. A variety of problems could be considered, most quite benign. If lesion present, get consult from reputable neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a brain tumor and not have symptoms till late?

Absolutely: Many tumors start in quiet areas of the brain and cause no symptoms until they reach a large size. It also depends on the type of tumor as to how fast symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a brain tumor?

How long can you live with a brain tumor?

It depends,,: This depends on many factors, like your health and the type of brain tumor you might have. If the tumor is a benign one like ependymoma or a meningioma, surgical resection can bring remission or even a full cure and a normal lifespan is possible. If the tumor is malignant like a glioblastoma multiforme or even benign but in the spinal cord, prognosis can be very poor with a survival of months. ...Read more

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known. : There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...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