Doctor insights on:
What To Expect In The Last Stages Of Brain Cancer
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?
Get help now ›
Dr. Lawson is correct in adults. In kids, the most common version of brain tumor is primary to the brain. There are many types of tumors that both start in the brain and "go" to the brain. If you ignore the types that go to the brain, in adults the 20% that start in the brain can vary from very malignant (gbm) to very benign (meningioma). In kids, tumors are varied as well but ...Read more
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Difficult: Very difficult to answer as each person is different. If the metastases in the brain themselves result in death, people usually develop anything from headaches, confusion, seizures, weakness, or numbness, ultimately developing difficulty breathing if swelling becomes severe enough. Brain swelling can be treated with steroids and the tumors with radiation, and sometimes surgery or chemo. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Yes: There are many different types of brain cancer. Some are very curable, some are not. The type sen kennedy had was virtually impossible to cure. It was not so much the stage as the cell type of brain cancer he had. ...Read moreGet help now ›
If someone with brain cancer is given 2 months to live, what should his friends expect symptom-wise?
Variable: Symptoms can include fatigue, mental status changes, headaches, nausea/ vomitting, general failure, limb weakness, visual or speech disurbances, mood changes. However, with effective nursing and hospice care a lot of these symptoms can be effectivley treated. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Grade is key.: Brain tumors are rated by the world health organization grade, with higher grades generally being more aggressive. Stage is a terminology used in cancers outside of the brain, which describe how much a cancer has spread all over the body. Because brain tumors/cancers generally do not spread all over the body, we rarely use "staging" with primary brain tumors. ...Read moreGet help now ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What to expect in last days of stage 4 ovarian cancer?
- What can you expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?
- What to expect in the last days of ovarian cancer?
- What to expect in last stage of lung cancer?
- What to expect in the final days of lung cancer?
- What to expect with the end stages of ovarian cancer?
- What happens to the body in final stages of lung cancer?
- What to expect in the last month of pregnancy?
- Talk to a oncologist online for free