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Stage 2 Brain Cancer Survival Rate
Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site.
If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities.
Grade 2s live about 10 years
grade 3s live about 3-5 years
grade 4s live
if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter). ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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
For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?
Doesn't make sense: If you have a brain cancer (not spread from any other source), I assume you have had a biopsy to prove that it is a cancer. Most cancer doctors will talk with you about what KIND of cancer you have, its GRADE (how much it looks like normal brain tissue), and if it's SPREAD elsewhere. All that goes into a Stage. Ask your doctor specifically what the treatment options are. Good luck! ...Read more
My girlfriend has brain cancer. She went from stage 3 to stage 2 last month. Everyday I try to make her laugh. Any natural way that helps treat cancer?
A great humorist:
Clifton Fadiman once wrote that
"Laughter is the BEST Medicine"
Keep up the good work!
Dr Z ...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
When I was 15 had two cat scans of head in the same month that weren't needed am I gonna get brain cancer?
Other mets: Once a tumor has metastasized to the brain, the same tumor usually has spread to other organs as well. A few tumors, e.g., choriocarcinoma may still be treatable, but in general brain mets signal an incurable tumor. ...Read more
I have nodules on my lungs and two doors on my brain cancer runs in my family I've been losing my appetite and I've had diarrhea bad for days no energ?
Can you clarify?: If you have lung nodules and your physician is a scientific practitioner and not concerned, then chances are that you have old healed histoplasmosis -- most of us in kansas city have a few of these calcified granulomas. I don't understand "doors" on the brain. Your best help is a full explanation from your personal physician or if you are not satisfied, a second opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more
When I was a child I had many dentist X-rays and at 16 I had two or three head cat scans within a month of each other I'm I goin too get brain cancer?
Little risk: Especially in the last 20 years, dental x-rays have used infinitesimal amounts of radiation. The exposure from CT scans is greater but it's still too low to measure in any population-based study. What you've read is based on data from atom-bomb survivors extrapolated on the assumption of a linear relationship, which makes no sense biologically. Stop worrying about this stuff. ...Read more
I had two ct scans of the head when I was 15 and I got them because I had convinced myself that I had anuerysm now scared ct will give me brain cancer?
Lifetime risk: I understand that you are concerned about an increased risk of cancer from the radiation from diagnostic imaging. Although there is an increased risk of developing cancer from anything that produces radiation, the benefits from these studies are likely to be greater than the risks. Go to www. Xrayrisk. Com to calculate your increased risk. ...Read more
Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?
I'm 17 years old and I've had either 2 or 3 CT scans of my head one from doctor and one or two from ER I'm scared I'm going to get brain cancer from ct?
Mom had brain cancer. My used rate is 30 suppose to b under 20. Crp ok. Cbc andmetabolic panel ok. Urine test ok. Mid back pain. Could this be cancer?
No biomarker: There is no blood test that is a biomarker / tumor marker for primary brain cancer. If your tests are symptoms (such as low back pain) are as above that would be totally unrelated to brain cancer. That is neither normal nor abnormal cbc/cmp, esr, ua, CRP mean anything for brain cancer detection. ...Read more
I asked a previous question wrong. Could headache several times a month (not week) for 2 years be due to brain cancer?
Unknown: CT of the brain does deliver radiation but the likelihood of developing malignancy from one or two studies is unknown. One must weigh the benefit to be gained from the study against whatever risk may be present. Careful selection of patients, particularly children is important when considering imaging. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Lots to know.: This is hard to answer. Some brain cancers can be completely cured; some can't. Some can be small but in bad locations that cause a lot of disability. Some can be very large and cause no disability. Most are treated with surgery, then radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. Brain cancer is always scary, because... well, it's the brain! Try this link for more info: http://www. Nccn. Org/patients/ ...Read more
Depends on type: There are many different types of brain tumors. These range from relatively benign (meningiomas) to highly aggressive (glioblastomas). The survival depends on the type of tumor. I'm sure that a neurosurgeon or oncologist, who know the type in question, would be able to be more specific. ...Read more
Brain tumors in: Children are most common in the posterior fossa (cerebellum), and cause pressure leding to vomiting and head ache. Kids can also become clummsy, and sometimes bang their heads in pain. If old enough to walk, may stop walking, stagger, limp, nd change handedness, or neglect one side. Fortunately, children brain tumors are more curable than adults. ...Read more
Different.: Many different symptoms, not really any single obvious symptoms as many different brain conditions can cause the same symptoms. To give you an example, brain cancer can give you signs/symptoms of a stroke, a brain infection, or even a parasite. A good work to describe the types of symptoms is the word neurological. Headaches, seizures, hemiparesis are symptoms that may be seen. ...Read more
What tumor type?: Different brain tumors have different grading systems. There is not a single grading system that applies to all types of brain tumors. ...Read more
Very rare: If it is a GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) this a high grade malignant tumor of the brain with poor prognosis. Even with resection and chemo/radiation, these tumors recur and survival is generally less than a couple of years. There are rare subtypes of GBM that may have longer survival (giant cell variant) up to 5 years, but this is extremely rare. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Headache/seizure: Most people with brain tumors will have headaches that can be severe and associated with exam changes such as weakness or speech problems. Others can present with new onset seizures so anyone with a new seizure should be evaluated with a head ct/mri. Some brain tumors are benign but the aggressive tumors are called brain cancers usually glioblastoma. These must be followed after surgery/radiation. ...Read more
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