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How long does it take to expel Vit.A from the body? Is there a way to expedite it? My 17y daughters level is 91. Diag w/ pseudo tumor cerebri last mo

How long does it take to expel Vit.A from the body? Is there a way to expedite it?  My 17y daughters level is 91. Diag w/ pseudo tumor cerebri last mo

The cause is vit A?: Not sure I agree that the cause of PCT is vitamin A. But it should take only a few days for levels of vitamin A to reduce. At least, if the source is removed. Is it coming via diet or capsules? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. Sometimes we absorb it by eating fatty foods. PCT tends to occur in young women who are overweight. Sometimes weight loss is helpful for treating PCT. ...Read more

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


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Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Pseudotumor cerebrii: Not usually. More likely due to hypervitaminosis a or other medications. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a psuedotumor cerebri and a brain tumor?

How to tell the difference between a psuedotumor cerebri and a brain tumor?

Cl exam & tests: Brain tumors will cause increase in the intracranial pressure, could easily detected by ct or MRI , some times with no reason intracranial pressure increases, will have all the signs and symptoms of space occupying brain tumor but there is no tumor , ct MRI will be negative is call pseudo (means false)tumor cerebri. ...Read more

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What's a tumor board do?

What's a tumor board do?

Review and discuss: Tumor boards are part of certified cancer programs all over the country. They usually have the surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists present. Also primary docs, pathologists, and other specialists are present. Nuses, palliative care teams and other support members are there. A patient ' s case is discussed from top to bottom, and a treatment plan is made with input from this team. ...Read more

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What is borderline tumor 2c?

What is borderline tumor 2c?

Need more detail: 2c is a staging parameter used for several cancers and we need more details to answer. ...Read more