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Can any doc tell me what's the brain cancer survival rate?

Can any doc tell me what's the brain cancer survival rate?

Really depends: 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

What is the survival rate or time frame for people with grade one brain cancer to live.

Many types: There are many forms of brain cancer. We would need to know the specific type to give you an answer. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

What is the survival rate for brain cancer?

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

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For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?

For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?

MAY be longer: My wife had a 6cm grd 3 astrocytoma in 2000. She had surgery, radiation and chemo. She remains in remission. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have brain cancer stage 2, y is my doctor doing nothing?

What do you suggest if I have brain cancer stage 2, y is my doctor doing nothing?

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

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What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

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

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When I was 15 had two cat scans of head in the same month that weren't needed am I gonna get brain cancer?

When I was 15 had two cat scans of head in the same month that weren't needed am I gonna get brain cancer?

No: CAT scans rarely cause brain cancer. Certainly 2 scans have no such deleterious effect. So you can relax and quit worrying about it. Only if you have multiple X-rays every year for most of your life, do we think about such a problem arising due to medical use of X-Rays! ...Read more

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What are the remission rates for metastatic brain cancer?

What are the remission rates for metastatic 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining from tobacco and alcohol than worrying about these CTs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety: Need a listening physician and a counselor. Be frank about your fears and also the possibility that it may not be physical. Discuss other associated mood issues ...Read more

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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?

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

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If 2 members of my family died of brain cancer, is there a link?

If 2 members of my family died of brain cancer, is there a link?

Need more info.: Did they have true brain cancer or did it spread to the brain from other place? If it started elsewhere, from when did it come? Did they live together or share exposures? It's a good question but we need more information. ...Read more

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I asked a previous question wrong. Could headache several times a month (not week) for 2 years be due to brain cancer?

I asked a previous question wrong. Could headache several times a month (not week) for 2 years be due to brain cancer?

Brain cancer: Based on the period of two years it would be unlikely to be related to a cancer. Headaches are extremely common and while they do occur with brain cancer the fact that this has been going for two years I would think it unlikely. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans of the head cause brain cancer?

Can 2 CT scans of the head cause 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

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How fast can brain cancer grow?

How fast can brain cancer grow?

It depends: There are many types of brain tumors. Some grow very slowly over many years, and some grow very, very rapidly. It really depends upon the type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

No: Primary brain cancer- brain cancer that starts in the brain such as astrocytomas are not rare. They are diagnosed about 17, 000 times each year. The most common tumor occurring in the population over the age of 40 is glioma. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about brain cancer?

What can you tell me about brain cancer?

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

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Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

No: Although one can always hope for a medical miracle, and I would never say never, in general treatment of a malignant brain tumor needs therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surviving brain cancer?

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

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What are some symptoms of brain cancer in kids?

What are some symptoms of brain cancer in kids?

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

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What is the most obvious symptom of brain cancer?

What is the most obvious symptom of brain cancer?

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

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How many different stages of brain cancer are there?

How many different stages of brain cancer are there?

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

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Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

Can someone survive if they have brain cancer (GBM)?

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

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What symptoms of brain cancer are the most important?

What symptoms of brain cancer are the most important?

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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Is primary brain cancer considered an unusual disease?

Is primary brain cancer considered an unusual disease?

No not so: It is not all that rare. There are several thousand cases of brain cancer in the us every year. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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