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What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

Actually lots can: One that comes to mind right away is something called a meningioma and one of these could settle into what is called the olfactory groove. This will cause a loss of smell which then, distinctly can affect taste. But why would you be worried about something as rare as Hen's teeth? Loss of smell and taste due to brain tumors are almost so rare that some people actually get used to them. ...Read more

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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 kind of brain tumor would not show up on a CT scan? Why would it not be seen?

What kind of brain tumor would not show up on a CT scan? Why would it not be seen?

Many: Many types of brain tumors do not show up on ct scans, especially if it was done without IV contrast because they can look the same as normal brain tissue. Mri with and without gadolinium contrast is the best way to evaluate the brain for a tumor. ...Read more

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What kind of brain tumor can cause intermittent lip twitch and continuous mild tingling tounge for over many weeks do I need imaging?

What kind of brain tumor can cause intermittent lip twitch and  continuous mild tingling tounge for over many weeks do I need imaging?

Many causes, see MD: Are you worried about having a brain tumor? Or have you been diagnosed with something? Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There are several things that can cause your symptoms that are not related to brain rumors . Some of these include trauma, vitamin deficiency, allergies, biting tongue, hormonal changes, ms, and nerve disease. See a doctor. Get checked. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches do brain tumors produce!? Preassure on temple area and nose area!?

What kind of headaches do brain tumors produce!? Preassure on temple area and nose area!?

Headache: There are a variety of etiologies for headaches and most are not related to brain tumors. Brain tumors can provide a variety of symptoms, including none at all. Headaches from tumors can be described differently by different people and may be related to size, location and an individual's perception. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors respond to any kind of OTC medicine?

Do brain tumors respond to any kind of OTC medicine?

Not usually: Primary brain tumors do not usually react to otc medications other than tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headaches they can cause. Fortunately, the chemotherapy for these tumors is usually very well tolerated and is a pill that does not require you to come to the hospital. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of recovery from a brain tumor?

What kind of likelihood is there of recovery from a brain tumor?

Depends on the type: Brain tumors may span the range of benign to malignant pathologies. If the tumor is benign such as a pituitary tumor or meningioma, a total cure may be achieved with surgical resection alone.Recovery may be complete depending on the location and the "collateral" injury that may ensure in reaching the tumor. Malignant brain tumors may have recovery depending on response to radiation/chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What kind of test should I take if I want to test if I have a brain tumor?

What kind of test should I take if I want to test if I have a brain tumor?

Headaches: Yes it can be. Have you been evaluated by your doctor ar a neurologist. The only to rule out brain tumore is to do MRI of the briain. ...Read more

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Freaking out about possible brain tumor please help what kind of treatments are there for this?

Depends on the type: Of tumor. There is no point in freaking out. Treating brain tumors is not a do it yourself job and god forbid you get brain cancer you will need to consult more than one specialist. By the way brain cancers are uncommon. The treatments include, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...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