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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 (Definition)

A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?

Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?

Ask the LP-doctor: The doctor who did the LP had a question in his/her mind, so you need to ask what this means. It does not mean much to me. As long as your brain has been checked with a ct or mri, then this gamma band has no definite meaning that i know of. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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