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What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

No evidence of tumor: It means that there is no evidence of active disease as assessed by an MRI and perhaps a pet scan. This does not mean that there is not micropscopic disease which can grow--hence the rationale for surveillance scans to monitor the status of the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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Anxiety about brain tumor. What does it mean when brain seems to slosh around?

Anxiety about brain tumor. What does it mean when brain seems to slosh around?

I don't know!: That is a symptom I have not encountered before. If you are having no other symptoms, however (new or changing headache, weakness, visual changes, new problems with speaking, seizures, etc.) i think your concern is unfounded. To be sure, see a doctor in person and define more specifically what your symptom is. It could be something as simple as water in an ear canal! ...Read more

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Brain tumor statistics - what might be the mean age and standard deviation for all brain tumors?

Brain tumor statistics - what might be the mean age and standard deviation for all brain tumors?

Not enough space: This is a very complex question. There are a great many types of brain tumor and they all have different statistical associations. If you want average age of diagnosis and average survival data you need to ask your doctor to get you access to published national data. What you want is the seer data from the national cancer institute. ...Read more

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Help me. Brain tumor removed a month ago. They found a black mark of my brain what does it mean good or bad?

Help me. Brain tumor removed a month ago. They found a black mark of my brain what does it mean good or bad?

?melanoma?: I'm forced to guess here. Brain tumors are not usually black. If you have a history of melanoma of the skin, it may have spread (metastasized) to your brain, and if the metastatic tumor made melanin (many don't) it could appear to be a "black spot" or "block mark" on the brain. If that is not what was meant then i would need more information to give a sensible answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have calcium within a brain tumor?

What does it mean to have calcium within a brain tumor?

Non-specific: Calcification is most commonly seen in benign brain tumors called meningiomas, and in low-grade malignant brain tumors such as oligodendrogliomas. However some high grade tumors can also have calcifications, so one can't rely on this too much to predict the behavior of a brain tumor. ...Read more

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My friend with a brain tumor was diagnosed with a large cerebellopantine angel tumor. What does this mean?

My friend with a brain tumor was diagnosed with a large cerebellopantine angel tumor. What does this mean?

CPA lesion: in the region of the brain where the cerebellum and pons join is a space that is pyramidal in shape and contain the fifth, seventh and eight cranial nerves. Tutors in this space are usually outside the brain and are usually tumors of the meninges or the myelin sheath. ...Read more

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Im 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

Im 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Brain tumors at age 22 are uncommon, and dizziness is not usually a symptom of a brain tumor. It is possible that you have a tumor affecting your brainstem or cerebellum causing dizziness, but more often dizziness is due to inflammation or other disease of the inner ear. See your doctor for referral to an ENT specialist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could having tooth pain mean I have a brain tumor?

Could having tooth pain mean I have a brain tumor?

Irrelevant: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep having horrid headaches. Is it true that bad headaches could mean a brain tumor?

What to do if i keep having horrid headaches. Is it true that bad headaches could mean a brain tumor?

Very uncommon: A headache coupled with confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more

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If I have a headache all the time does that mean I have a brain tumor or abcess or.Somethimg wrong with my brain?

If I have  a headache all the time does that mean I have a brain tumor or abcess or.Somethimg wrong with my brain?

No: Headaches are unfortunately common and a brain tumor as the underlying cause is rare. Get an eval since you are having headaches all the time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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