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What percentage of ependymoma brain tumors are benign?

What percentage of ependymoma brain tumors are benign?

0%: All ependymoma brain tumors are technically malignant, meaning the cells are cancer and can grow into the surrounding brain tissue. However, most of these tumors (over 90%) are curable because the tumor is confined to one area, is slow-growing, and can be removed by surgery. Sometimes radiation alone is used for slow-growing brain ependymomas if surgery can't be performed. ...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 percentage of people live through a brain tumor that cannot be operated on?

What percentage of people live through a brain tumor that cannot be operated on?

Complex question: The need for surgery depends on the tumor type, tumor location, size, the age of the patient, and the severity of symptoms caused by the tumor. There are many slow growing brain tumors which can be simply observed or treated only with radiation therapy. Not all brain tumors require surgery, but the majority of symptomatic, diagnosed brain tumors do eventually require some form of treatment. ...Read more

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Is surgery for normal brain tumor is dangerous? What is the percentage of death or alive after surgery?

Is surgery for normal brain tumor is dangerous? What is the percentage of death or alive after surgery?

Too vague...: "Brain surgery", as with all surgeries will have a risk associated with it. Survival rates, risk profile is going to depend on what type of surgery, why a person needs brain surgery, location of lesion, and underlying health issues (to name just a few factors!). If you need brain surgery, talk to your surgeon about all of your concerns - they are in the best position to give you the details. ...Read more

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What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

Correct: What you have read is correct: dizziness is rarely a symptom of a brain tumor, and is far more likely to be due to a disorder of the inner or middle ear. The actual percentage of patients with dizziness who turn out to have a brain tumor is small, but I have not seen a published study with an exact number. ...Read more

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Are most brain tumors benign or malignant?

Are most brain tumors benign or malignant?

Depends: Primary brain tumors tend to be more aggressive when they are found. This is most likely due to the fact that they may not cause symptoms when they first start. The most common "brain tumor" is actually metastatic disease from tumors outside the brain. ...Read more

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Do you know are benign brain tumors more or less common than malignant ones?

Do you know are benign brain tumors more or less common than malignant ones?

Benign more: US incidence rate for primary brain and nervous system tumors in adults (aged 20 years or older) is estimated to be 27.4 per 100,000 persons.Approximately one-third of tumors are malignant and the remainder are benign or borderline malignant ...Read more

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Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Benigh tumors: Benign is a term that typically refers to the kind of cells that make up a tumor. For example, a meningioma is considered a benign tumor because it does not grow fast, and is not composed of rapidly dividing cells. Benign tumors, however, certainly can occur is places that make them dangerous and for these, frequent imaging studies including ct and MRI are typically used. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

Many: Brain tumors, benign or malignant, can have many different presentations. These include headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits such as speech problems, weakness in one limb or on one side, difficulty thinking properly etc. These symptoms are all non-specific, and can also be due to other brain disorders. ...Read more

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What can happen if a benign brain tumor goes untreated?

What can happen if a benign brain tumor goes untreated?

Depends: It depends on what type of benign brain tumor it is and where exactly it is located. Some benign tumors can be watched, but some require treatment. Please write back with more details about tumor type and location. ...Read more

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I need help to treat a benign brain tumor, can you help me?

I need help to treat a benign brain tumor, can you help me?

Brain tumor: Treatment is based on the tumor type, location of the tumor and what potential effect that tumor might have on the patient. ...Read more

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