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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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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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The doctor advice to operate on a benign brain tumor do we have to rush it?

The doctor advice to operate on a benign brain tumor do we have to rush it?

Good to follow your: Doctor's advice. Even benign tumors in the brain may produce irreversible damage, so it would be good to get it out sooner rather than later. ...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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What will I do after operation brain tumor 4years ago?

What will I do after operation brain tumor 4years ago?

Continued Follow-Up: Dependent on the type of brain tumor, there are usually guidelines for follow-up. Please discuss with your treating physicians. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do after an unsuccessful brain tumor operation?

Please tell me what can I do after an unsuccessful brain tumor operation?

2nd opinion: There are numerous centers of excellence for brain tumors around the country. You may want to get another opinion from one of these places to see if they have anything to offer. They may have other procedures that might improve on the outcome of the prior surgery. ...Read more

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Is gamma knife more risky than a surgical operation in a brain tumor?

Depends: Gamma knife is a type of very precise radiation that can deliver very high doses of radiation to small confined targets. It dose not require any surgery so in this sense it is safer than an operation. However, one must take great care when using this technique to ensure that the target is drawn correctly and that proper qa and oversight occur during the delivery of treatment. ...Read more

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Am 45 y old female , had brain tumor on the frontal lob (maningioma, size 18.7mm), how much the % of operation will be succeful .

Am 45 y old female , had brain tumor on the frontal lob (maningioma, size 18.7mm), how much the % of operation will be succeful .

Good in general: These tumors are usually treated with surgery or radiation. The outcomes depend on complete removal in the case of surgery. The exact location might make radiosurgery better than surgery. There is a very good 10 year survival for this disease. ...Read more

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Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm , how much %the operation will be sucessful ?

Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm , how much %the operation will be sucessful ?

Depends : This depends on your definition of success. It is probably a near 100% chance that the surgery can be done safely and that you will have no neurologic sequelae with a small convexity frontal lobe tumor. The risks of infection are about 3-5%. The risk of recurrence depends on the extent of resection and the pathology of the tumor. Not all meningiomas are the same-some are atypical, some aggressive. ...Read more

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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