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What is the difference between stage and grade for brain cancer?

What is the difference between stage and grade for brain cancer?

Grade is key.: Brain tumors are rated by the world health organization grade, with higher grades generally being more aggressive. Stage is a terminology used in cancers outside of the brain, which describe how much a cancer has spread all over the body. Because brain tumors/cancers generally do not spread all over the body, we rarely use "staging" with primary brain tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that started inside the brain?

What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that started inside the brain?

Type of cancer cell: Cancer that metastasizes to the brain, originally started in a different part of the body. Common sites where these metastatic cancer cells originate include the lung, breast, kidney, skin (melanoma), and the colon. A primary brain cancer is one in which the cancer cell arises from within the brain. This is less common than metastatic cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that began in the brain?

What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that began in the brain?

Prognosis/tx differs: Cancers that begin in the brain and cancers that metastasize to the brain from another primary site (e.g., lung, breast, colon, melanoma) have different prognoses and different treatments. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between brain tumor and brain cancer?

I was wondering what are the differences between brain tumor and brain cancer?

Malignancy: Cancer is a malignancy and is difficult to cure. Some brain tumors are benign and can be successfully treated even cured. ...Read more

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What is brain cancer?

What is brain cancer?

Usually glioma: There are dozens of different types of malignant tumors (cancers) that arise in the brain. Most often these arise from glial cells (gliomas). They can be managed for a while but are very seldom cured. "Brain cancer" can also refer to cancer from other sites that has spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Can u die from brain cancer?

Can u die from brain cancer?

Sadly, YES!: Cancers of the brain, be they metastatic (from another part of the body) or primary (arising in the brain) are a frequent cause of death. Tumors like meningioma are almost always benign and are successfully treated surgically. ...Read more

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Can brain cancer be treated?

Can brain cancer be treated?

Yes: Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (wbxrt or focal therapies such as gamma knife or cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies. Other cancers that have metastasized (spread) to the brain may also be treated. The prognosis and specific treatment depends on many factors and should be individualized to the patient with a multi-disciplinary team approach. ...Read more

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How harmful is brain cancer?

How harmful is brain cancer?

Very: All cancers unless cured will kill the person. Brain cancers are often controllable but usually only for a time. There are a variety of subtypes and you'd do well to find out which is in question. The most common cancer in the brain is actually metastatic lung cancer. If you are dealing with this in your life, you have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is terminal brain cancer?

What is terminal brain cancer?

Incureable: Any terminal illness is one that cannot be cured regardless of treament. ...Read more

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How do you treat brain cancer?

How do you treat brain cancer?

Brain cancer?: That's like asking, "How do you fix a leak?" Depends on what's leaking & where. There are different kinds of brain "cancer" all with different treatments that also depend on where in tbe brain the "cancer" is located. ...Read more

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How fast can brain cancer grow?

How fast can brain cancer grow?

It depends: There are many types of brain tumors. Some grow very slowly over many years, and some grow very, very rapidly. It really depends upon the type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of brain cancer?

Depends on location: Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A large tumor usually creates headache, nausea or vomiting. Depending on location, it can cause many symptoms including; weakness, visual or sensory changes, aphasia (loss of speech) or seizures. ...Read more

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What are the types of brain cancer?

Primary: And metastatic. Primary ranges from lethal glioblastoma to low grade oligodendroglioma. Metastatic may be very responsive to treatment. Lung, breat, melanoma, renal are common offenders, prostate rarely so. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a brain cancer?

What are the signs of a brain cancer?

Brain cancer: Signs and symptoms of malignancies related to the brain, depends on the location of the tumor, size, and surrounding edema(swelling). Some may develop seizures as an initial manifestation , others demonstrate stroke like weakness if the motor strip is involved, balance or gait changes may occur in those where the tumor involves the cerebellum ...Read more

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Describe the features of brain cancer.?

Describe the features of brain cancer.?

Variable: Any cancer in the brain could present with any number of symptoms including but not limited to headache, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, nausea/vomiting, and motor problems. Most importantly, it can also have no symptoms. The best exam to check for this is MRI with and w/o contrast. ...Read more

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How does brain cancer affect the brain?

How does brain cancer affect the brain?

It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

No: Primary brain cancer- brain cancer that starts in the brain such as astrocytomas are not rare. They are diagnosed about 17, 000 times each year. The most common tumor occurring in the population over the age of 40 is glioma. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about brain cancer?

What can you tell me about brain cancer?

Lots to know.: This is hard to answer. Some brain cancers can be completely cured; some can't. Some can be small but in bad locations that cause a lot of disability. Some can be very large and cause no disability. Most are treated with surgery, then radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. Brain cancer is always scary, because... well, it's the brain! Try this link for more info: http://www.nccn.org/patients/ ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more