what to expect in the last stages of brain cancer

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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

How long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnois?

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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.
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Can very frequent headaches during the last year be caused by brain cancer?

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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
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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?

Depends on pathology

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Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the pathology. Once present expect the deficit to last until the tumor is treated
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Dr. Joshua Garren answered:

What are the end stages of brain cancer ?

Variable

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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.
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How many different stages of brain cancer are there?

What tumor type?

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Different brain tumors have different grading systems. There is not a single grading system that applies to all types of brain tumors.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

What to expect in metastasis, lung and brain cancer?

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a puzzle. Are you asking: What next, in someone with lung and brain disease? (Usually starting in lung, then going to brain). Or the pattern of metastasis if either is primary: Brain as primary almost never metastasizes outsie CNS, whereas lung commonly foes to brain, as well as other lung, liver, bones, adrenals.
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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

What are symptoms of brain cancer?

Depends on location

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Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A large tumor usually creates headache, nausea or vomiting. Depending on location, it can cause many symptoms including; weakness, visual or sensory changes, aphasia (loss of speech) or seizures.
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Can brain cancer be treated?

Yes

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Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (WBXRT or focal therapies such as Gamma knife or Cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies. Other cancers that have metastasized (spread) to the brain may also be treated. The prognosis and specific treatment depends on many factors and should be individualized to the patient with a multi-disciplinary team approach.
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Dr. Felix Brizuela answered:

Are meningiomas as serious as brain cancer?

No

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No. Meningiomas rarely become cancerous and tend to be found incidently at autopsy. Rarely, really big ones can cause increased intracranial pressure and have to be surgically removed. They due tend to cause seizures due to irritation on the surface of the brain.
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What causes someone to develop brain cancer?

Multi-factorial

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The factors help contribute to all tumor development in general 1. Genetics 2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc). 3. aging 3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors).
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