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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors in children?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors in children?

Several: Vidual disturbance, headache, gait abnormslity, clumsiness, failure to meet milestones or regressio, alot depending on type and location. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) ...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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Are wilm's tumor associated with brain tumors later in life?

Are wilm's tumor associated with brain tumors later in life?

Occasionally: Secondary cancer. Wilms tumor survivors have a small risk of developing another type of cancer within 15 years after wilms tumor was first diagnosed. The most important risk factors are whether treatment included radiation therapy and doxorubicin. Wilms tumor in children can also spread or metastasis thru the bloodstream to the brain, lungs or lymph nodes occasionally in children. ...Read more

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Are brain tumora rare. What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Are brain tumora rare. What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Uncommon: Brain Tumors affect over 10,000 people in the US each year, so they are not all that rare. The symptoms typically consisit of persistent Headaches which are new in onset and get progressively more severe over one or two months. Visual changes, sizures and loss of control of an arm or leg can also be the presenting symptoms. If there is strong suspicion it is easy to confirm with a CT or MRI scan ...Read more

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What can cause brain tumors in children?

What can cause brain tumors in children?

Brain tumors: In most cases of pediatric brain tumors the cause is not known. There are genetic studies being done that are starting to locate markers and mutations that can cause tumors of this type. There are also some rare inherited syndromes that have a higher incidence of brain tumors but these are rare. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

Varied: General signs and symptoms include headaches; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting; and changes in personality, mood, mental capacity, and concentration. Other clinical presentations of brain tumors include focal cerebral syndromes such as seizures. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?

It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

Swelling: Rapid growth of the skull as measured in the head circumference, vomiting, poor growth, abnormal eye movements can all be part of a presentation of pediatric brain tumors. ...Read more

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What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. ...Read more

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How commom are brain tumors in peiple in their twenties?

How commom are brain tumors in peiple in their twenties?

Varied: Depends on the type of tumor pituitary tumors or pineal gland cysts may be more common than more serious tumors. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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What are some possible symptoms of brain cancer in teens?

What are some possible symptoms of brain cancer in teens?

Many possibilities: I am very reluctant to suggest a list of symptoms that are associated with any disease, including a brain tumor. Although the use of warning symptoms and signs has its place in medicine, it is not a very helpful approach for brain tumors--since so many of the symptoms are more commonly associated with other causes. I would suggest you discuss any specific concerns with your teenager's doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a brain tumour?

What symptoms are common in a brain tumour?

Depends on location: The brain is a complicated organ with different areas responsible for different functions. A tumor in the brain would present with variable symptoms depending upon the exact location in the brain. Some symptoms might include: headache, seizures, visual disturbances, loss of coordination and balance. If you are having symptoms that worry you about a possible brain tumor, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How common are non-metastatic cancers of the hypothalamus in adults?

How common are non-metastatic cancers of the hypothalamus in adults?

Not common: Primary malignant cancers arising from the hypothalamus are very uncommon. Benign hypothalamic tumors or secondary neoplastic involvement is more likely. ...Read more

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What are some of the earliest symptoms of people that have brain tumors?

What are some of the earliest symptoms of people that have brain tumors?

Brain tumors: Early morning headaches, nausea/vomiting, changes in speech/vision/hearing, memory problems, balance problem when walking, muscle twitching, changes in moods/concentration, numbness/tingling in arms or legs. Although these symptoms are suggestive, they do not confirm tumor unless radiologic exam is done. ...Read more

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What causes brain cysts in adults?

What causes brain cysts in adults?

Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts dont change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors in children?

Several: Vidual disturbance, headache, gait abnormslity, clumsiness, failure to meet milestones or regressio, alot depending on type and location. ...Read more

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Would children tylenol (acetaminophen) get rid of brain tumor headache in toddler? If a tumor was present would more symptoms be present beside headache?

Would children tylenol (acetaminophen) get rid of brain tumor headache in toddler? If a tumor was present would more symptoms be present beside headache?

Please clarify: Looking at the bigger picture it appears you are concerned that a child may have a brain tumor. However, it would appear also from the question that there has not been a diagnosis made to this point of such a thing. The child simply has a headache. Is that correct? I see no downside to using pediatric tylenol (acetaminophen) preparations in this particular case. What else is going on to worry you for a tumor? ...Read more

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What can cause brain tumors in children?

Brain tumors: In most cases of pediatric brain tumors the cause is not known. There are genetic studies being done that are starting to locate markers and mutations that can cause tumors of this type. There are also some rare inherited syndromes that have a higher incidence of brain tumors but these are rare. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. ...Read more

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Can you please describe general symptoms of brain tumors?

Many possible sympto: Depending on their size and location, brain tumors can present with several symptoms or no symptoms at all. Possible symptoms are headache (most common), changes in personality/behavior, difficulty with speech, reading or writing, weakness or sensory changes in face, arms or legs, trouble walking, loss of balance/falls, visual changes, etc. They can also present with seizures. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms for brain tumors?

What can be initial symptoms for brain tumors?

Depends on location: The brain is a complex organ with different areas of the brain responsible for different functions. Symptoms of brain tumors depend upon the location of a tumor in the brain. A tumor in a language center might present differently from a tumor in a region responsible for balance / coordination. Some general signs of brain tumors might include headache, visual disturbances and new onset seizures. ...Read more

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How fast do brain tumors develope serious symptoms?

How fast do brain tumors develope serious symptoms?

Depends: Brain tumors can cause serious symptoms at any point in their course, and different brain tumors progress at different rates. ...Read more

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How fast do can brain tumors develop serious symptoms?

How fast do can brain tumors develop serious symptoms?

Highly variable: Some are very slow like meningiomas in the elderly, some very rapid, such as secondary metastatic spread from a primary source. Tumors in children tend to be localized in the mid-line posterior, and can rapidly create havoc due to location. Primary brain gliomas can start off seemingly localized and benign but can transform into horrendous glioblastoma multiforme. ...Read more

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What are some of the earliest symptoms of people that have brain tumors?

Brain tumors: Early morning headaches, nausea/vomiting, changes in speech/vision/hearing, memory problems, balance problem when walking, muscle twitching, changes in moods/concentration, numbness/tingling in arms or legs. Although these symptoms are suggestive, they do not confirm tumor unless radiologic exam is done. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

Headache,nausea,visi: Symptoms of brain tumor depend on location and size of the tumor.Hradache more frequent and severe, nausea&vomiting, visual problems, seizures, weakness or loss of function in arm or leg, speech difficulty, hearing problem, confusion, personality and behaviour changes. ...Read more

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Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Yes: It can cause transient worsening depending on the pressure of the brain, which is usually higher early morning. It can also present with seizure, which might not be a typical convustion attack, but mimicking mini-stroke. Please seek medical attention, if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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What are common brain tumor symptoms?

What are common brain tumor symptoms?

Complex issue: Tumors of the brain can be benign, malignant, malignant by position, or chronic and stable. Brain tumors can be silent or present as seizures or can abruptly produce coma and death. Primary brain tumors depend on cells of origin and location as to how they show symptoms. Secondary brain tumors may come from a primary tumor elsewhere in the body and spread broadly all through the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Anatomic: Location: cerebellar, balance or clumsiness; cerebral, change in personality, neglect of one side (leaving hot or cold water on); seizures. When tumors obstruct ventricles, headache. Age also is factor in signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are common symptoms of a brain tumor?

Varied...: Some of the more common symptoms include headache, nausea, new seizures, balance issues (ataxia) and changes in vision. Personality changes, anger, confusion, and changes in speech can also occur. When a patient is examined by a doctor, a thorough neurological exam can find cranial nerve palsies, weakness, and defects in sensation. ...Read more

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Do symptoms always accompany a brain tumor?

Yes. But what: Symptoms depend on location. An auto accident may result from a visual field defect. May not be able to balance checkbook. A seizure. Pesonality change. Complex. Usually the symptom brings the patient to attention, work up, diagnosis. ...Read more

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What symptoms would arise from a brain tumor?

None to many: Depending on the type, size, location symptoms vary from none to paralysis, intelligence, sensory problem, coordination, seizure. Etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Brain tumor growth and what are the symptoms?

Brain tumor growth and what are the symptoms?

Depends: Some of this depends on how large the tumor is and where it is located. Increased or severe headaches with nausea and vomiting can be a symptom, dizziness, loss of balance, visual disturbances, and even problems with hearing, blood pressure, speech, can develop. Any new, severe, or persisting neurological symptom should be neurologically evaluated. ...Read more

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