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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years.

In brief: Depends
It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: ?
Very complex question.
Need to be evaluated by neurosurgeon who can help predict.

In brief: ?
Very complex question.
Need to be evaluated by neurosurgeon who can help predict.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
In brief: It depends
Like any other cancer, it depends on location and other factors.
A brain tumor in a vital structure will cause symptoms very quickly, but if it is located in a less critical structure, it may get quite large before any obvious symptoms.

In brief: It depends
Like any other cancer, it depends on location and other factors.
A brain tumor in a vital structure will cause symptoms very quickly, but if it is located in a less critical structure, it may get quite large before any obvious symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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