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What is the difference between a hyperintensity on the brain and a tumor on the brain? How can they tell whether a hyperintensity is a tumor or not?

What is the difference between a hyperintensity on the brain and a tumor on the brain? How can they tell whether a hyperintensity is a tumor or not?

Brain imaging: One is a description of what an image appears like to the interpreting radiologist on a radiographic study. Its like saying dark, light, etc in relation to its surroundings. A tumor is an actual pathologic diagnosis that requires a sample of tissue, generally through a biopsy. ...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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Tumor in the brain, is 3cm big?

Tumor in the brain, is 3cm big?

Depends on type: A brain tumor's prognosis depends not just on size, but what type of tumor it is, where it is located, if there are others as well in the brain, and if it can be removed. 3 cm is about the size of a peach pit, but is not necessarily considered large in the brain - it depends on the other factors listed above too. ...Read more

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What lifestyles can contribute to a tumor in the brain?

What lifestyles can contribute to a tumor in the brain?

None really: Brain tumors are not really associated with a particular lifestyle per se. Meningioma and astrocytomas are the most common brain tumors (after metastatic tumors), and they may be associated with radiation exposure. ...Read more

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I have a tumor on my brain how often should I get a x-ray?

I have a tumor on my brain how often should I get a x-ray?

Communicate with doc: Different brain tumors have varying outcomes, and if you have a meningioma, it will be very slow growing, and maybe require infrequent imaging. In many cases, films every 6-12 months suffice. Best approach is to see a neurosurgeon, at least every 6 months, and follow advice. ...Read more

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Could a head cats can with out contrast show a tumor in the brain?

Could a head cats can with out contrast show a tumor in the brain?

Works well: A non-contrast CAT scan should show presence of any significant tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

GBM?: Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy. It is the most common primary brain tumor (cancer). Perhaps the patient might consider entering/enrolling into a GBM treatment study? ...Read more

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Can a meningioma tumor in the brain be cancerous?

Can a meningioma tumor in the brain be cancerous?

Yes but rare: Most meningiomas are benign but occasionally they can be malignant. An MRI can help predict this but only a tissue diagnosis can confirm this. ...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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more