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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...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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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in brain cancer?

What symptoms are common in brain cancer?

Variable: Symptoms are variable depending on location within brain. New onset headaches, more severe headaches, unexplained nausea and vomitting, vision changes, personality or behavior changes, loss of strength or sensation, seizures, loss of balance/dizziness, confusion. ...Read more

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How common is brain cancer or Anyrisms in a 25 year old ?

How common is brain cancer or Anyrisms in a 25 year old ?

Low: Aneurysms occur in about 2% of population without risk factors. If you have one or more relatives with an aneurysm the risk can be as high as 9%. The chances of the aneurysm bleeding are about 6-16 per 100,000, ergo most aneurysms never rupture. The incidence of primary brain tumors is 28/100,000. ...Read more

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How common is brain cancer to any particular group of people?

Ave: 6.5 per 100,000: Incidence of brain cancer for all races is different between men and women - 7.7 per 100, 000 men and 5.4 per 100, 000 women. Caucasians have the highest rate (8.4 per 100, 000 men), while pacific islanders the lowest (3.1 per 100, 000 women). ...Read more

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How would i know if i got brain cancer? What are the common symptoms?

How would i know if i got brain cancer? What are the common symptoms?

Why the concern?: A brain tumor is relatively uncommon, and in your age group, even less frequent. Symptoms can often be completely absent, but if you had cancer elsewhere, there might be cause to wonder about spread. Am perplexed as to why you asked question. Should we schedule a Concierge appointment to address this? ...Read more

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How common is brain cancer at 23 I've experienced a warm sensation in my head?

How common is brain cancer at 23 I've experienced a warm sensation in my head?

Very unlikely: A head warm sensation is unlikely a brain cancer symptoms. Not all brain cancer cause symptoms. When they do it's usually headache, weakness, clumsiness, seizures and somtimes nausea, vomitting, vision problems or speech difficulty. ...Read more

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Are localized headaches a relatively common symptom of brain cancer? What tests are needed to figure out what it is?

Are localized headaches a relatively common symptom of brain cancer? What tests are needed to figure out what it is?

Not necessarily: A localized headache is more likely to be due to cause in the scalp. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/ds00281. ...Read more

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What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

Symptoms maybe simil: Headaches and nausea/vomiting are common to both disease entities. But an imaging study (like a ct scan or mri) can make a distinction easily as they would look distinctly different from each other. ...Read more

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


Dr. Scott Diede
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Cancer In Children (Definition)

Children usually do not get the kinds of cancer that are common in older adults (lung, breast, colon), but there are certain kinds of cancer that are common in young children, including leukemias, ...Read more