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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My girlfriend has brain cancer. she went from stage 3 to stage 2 last month. everyday i try to make her laugh.any natural way that helps treat cancer?

Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My girlfriend has brain cancer. she went from stage 3 to stage 2 last month. everyday i try to make her laugh.any natural way that helps treat cancer?

A great humorist: Clifton Fadiman once wrote that "Laughter is the BEST Medicine" I concur! Keep up the good work! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Cancer (Definition)

Brain cancer is a malignant condition in which there is an abnormal growth of the cells in the brain that have the tendency to grow and spread aggressively. Symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor, and often include high pressure within the brain, cognitive and ...Read more


Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
14 years in practice
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How long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
14 years in practice
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How long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very long time and undiagnosed. A very aggressive tumor however, or a tumor that affects an important part of the brain will likely be diagnosed fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Anderson Bauer
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
13 years in practice
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What number of times a cycle do you get chemo for brain cancer, if each cycle lasts 6 weeks?

Dr. Anderson Bauer
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What number of times a cycle do you get chemo for brain cancer, if each cycle lasts 6 weeks?

Depends: This question cannot be answered unless it is known what type of cancer and what chemotherapy agents are being given. In addition to visits for chemotherapy, there are often visits for blood work as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Can very frequent headaches during the last year be caused by brain cancer?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Can very frequent headaches during the last year be caused by brain cancer?

RATHER UNLIKELY: Could be migraine headaches, but may have dental, sinus, jaw triggers, and even problems secondary to your meds or foods ingested. Although many people fear that head pain is due to a brain tumor, this is really quite rare, and unusual in your age group. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I get very mild headaches at the same time every single night. Last for 10-15 min. Both of my parents have had brain cancer. Could it be cancer?

Dr. John cuong Doan
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I get very mild headaches at the same time every single night. Last for 10-15 min. Both of my parents have had brain cancer. Could it be cancer?

For peace of mind,: getting yourself to a physician or healthcare provider to order an MRI with contrast on your brain is crucial at this point. There is nothing anyone including a brain cancer expert can tell you that will convince with 99.99% certainty that you do not have brain tumor. It is not likely given the random probability, but do yourself a favor and get it done. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Dr. George Jacobs
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
58 years in practice
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Giving a CT scan to look at the brain, but how long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnose?

Dr. George Jacobs
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
58 years in practice
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Depends on pathology: Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the pathology. Once present expect the deficit to last until the tumor is treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
5 years in practice
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Had 3 CT scans over the last 15 mons after an infection from a dental procedure. today I was told I will most likely get brain cancer- is it true?

Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Had 3 CT scans over the last 15 mons after an infection from a dental procedure. today I was told I will most likely get brain cancer- is it true?

No: risk of brain cancer after exposure to this amount of radiation is relatively low. It is far more important to be sure the infection has been treated successfully. ...Read more

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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How many different stages of brain cancer are there?

Dr. Roger Frankel
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How many different stages of brain cancer are there?

What tumor type?: Different brain tumors have different grading systems. There is not a single grading system that applies to all types of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Garren
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What are the end stages of brain cancer ?

Dr. Joshua Garren
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What are the end stages of brain cancer
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Variable: Symptoms are obviously variable, but the best i can describe them, they are most similar to alzheimers, but much, much faster. If the worst thing about alzheimers is how long it goes on, the "best" thing about end stage brain tumors is how short the suffering tends to be. ...Read more

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Dr. Amir Faridi
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What can you expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

Dr. Amir Faridi
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What can you expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

Prognosis: Obviosly prognosis is not good in this situation. Usual treatment is palliative to keep patient comfortable. Radiation therapy can help neurological symptoms. Disease widening with increase shortness of breath, respiratory failure, pneumonia, infection and pain related to cancer can happen. Palliative chemotherapy can help to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


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