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Treatment For Brain Tumour
My daughter 16 months old is suffering with brain stem gliom like brain tumour. Any ayur/homeo treatment?
Not homeopathy now: Hello -- I am a homeopathic physician. Homeopathy is not what your daughter needs now. She needs the best pediatric neurosurgeon you can find for her. Homeopathy may help her farther along in her treatment, to help her maintain her strength in the process. Sending thoughts of peace, hope, and healing to both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
My freind's son whose age is 2+ having brain tumor. What is treatment of brain tumor at which someone can apply at home??
I agree. Parental : refusal to seek medical care for their child who has a brain tumor is medical neglect, in legal terms. That means the child's physicians are required to file a report to Child Protective Services. In some cases, physicians also obtain a court order for needed medical & surgical treatment. Legal precedent exists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are several types of benign brain tumors (pituitary adenomas, meningiomas, fibromas, etc). You will have to provide us with more information to be able to help you. Thanks. ...Read more
Tumor treatment: Radiation has been used for decades to attempt to destroy abnormal cancer tissue throughout the body. More recently, this has been defined with the usage of a focal gamma "knife" which decreases the risk of damaging normal brain tissue. The theory involves shrinking or debulking the brain tumor mass. Although in some cases this may be long lasting, in others there may only be brief benefit. ...Read more
If I had an Undiagnosed life threatenin brain tumor for 8 months now w no treatment, would symptoms have progressed greatly/would I still b functionin?
What are symptoms?: It is better to present the symptoms than to ask this question. This is a hypothetical question, testing a possible diagnosis, which happens to be rare. Aggressive brain tumors do not normally have an 8 month course without obvious symptoms. These can be seizure, loss of function (speaking, understanding, walking, strength, swallowing) and often weight loss. Are these your symptoms? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can a 70 year old person with a malignant brain tumor of unknown origin live without treatment?
That depends: On the primary tumor type, size, location and the size and extent of the metastases. Overall, not a very good prognosis without diagnosis and treatment, if available, of the primary tumor. It is also dependent on the age and health of the individual with the malignancy. Cannot begin to answer your question without most of that information. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why won't my hair grow back after radiation treatment? I had a brain tumor 15 years ago, with intense radiation following chemo. My hair has not grown back since. I'm very self conscious about it and really want it to grow back. Luckily, my hair grows ove
I : I am sorry to hear that you have permanent hair loss. This can occur after radiation therapy for brain tumors, although it is much more unusual today than it was 15 years ago due to better technology that focuses the radiation where it needs to go in the brain and avoids the scalp. Most non-surgical hair growth treatments like rogaine (minoxidil) or low-level light therapy do not work well in this situation because the number of hair follicles in the area of hair loss is decreased. There are some institutions and doctors that have performed surgical procedures to reverse the hair loss. If the skin is not scarred and is otherwise healthy, there has been some success with hair transplants like the ones men can get for male pattern baldness. If the skin is more significantly changed by the radiation or there is notable scaring, these types of procedures to transplant hair follicles are unlikely to work and more extensive reconstructive surgery using a tissue expander where they put a balloon under the skin and stretch out the normal skin nearby and then move the new skin over the bald patch has been tried. It's a lot to go through for a cosmetic problem and insurance probably won't pay for it. The risks of a healing problem after the surgery might also be a bit higher from the prior radiation. If you are really interested in pursuing this further, i'd try to find a plastic surgeon in your area with experience caring for burn patients as similar reconstructive techniques are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry, no idea BUT-: I can give you a website that you can look at which is also telemedicine like this one but it is actually based out of India so most of the participating docs are from India. They will know for sure where the good hangouts are for getting something like that taken care of.....www.healthcaremagic.com ...Read more
My father has a stage 4 brain tumor his of treatment now how long does he have, his 67 but a fighter. ?
Depends: Depends on the type of cancer. Certain grade 4 brain cancer has fair 5 year prognosis. For glioblastoma (or gbm) the prognosis is grim although there has been a patient with 5 year survival at our hospital. Please see this website for additional info: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/240080-what-is-stage-4-brain-cancer/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After going through treatment for primary brain tumor is there a way to tell if there are any live cancer cells?
No: Imaging with MRI will give the best evaluation to see if there is any remaining tumor. Often the changes from surgery and radiation might leave abnormal scan. Evaluating the symptoms and any growth in repeat scans determines any activity. Using dedicated brain pet or spect scans may give a better idea of live or active cells but this is not done often since the treatment was just accomplished. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello my wife was diagnosed with brain tumor in 2014 and is doing well with treatment. could radon gas in our home have been the cause of her tumor?
Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?
Not strange: Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of lowering your white blood cell counts and making you more susceptible to certain infections. It is generally well-tolerated however, more so than most other agents used for astrocytomas. There are no "strange" side-effects that i know of. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more
My mother, 67 years old, heart patient, having a brain tumor. Doctors are not able to give confidence on successful treatment by operation. Any advise?
Tumor Board: I would suggest she have a multi-disciplinary approach to her situation, whereas many specialist, including neurosurgeons, cancer specialist, radiation doctors, palliative care specialists, etc. all an go over her case and decide what the best course of action is for her. At some hospitals they have a "Tumor Board" just for this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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