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What Does It Mean When Brain Tumor Is Stable
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a headache all the time does that mean I have a brain tumor or abcess or.Somethimg wrong with my brain?
"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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