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What is the difference between a benign brain tumor and a malignant (cancerous) brain tumor?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Hard question

Any brain tumor can be malignant by position.
Even if benign but in vital region is bad. A malignant metastasis may be easy to remove and cured by cure of the source. A primary malignant brain tumor may be easy to remove and cure or can be diffuse and impossible to remove or cure.

In brief: Hard question

Any brain tumor can be malignant by position.
Even if benign but in vital region is bad. A malignant metastasis may be easy to remove and cured by cure of the source. A primary malignant brain tumor may be easy to remove and cure or can be diffuse and impossible to remove or cure.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: No mets or invasion

Benign tumors do not metastasize or invade adjacent structures.
They typically slowly grow locally and cause symptoms that is very much related to the location of the tumor. For example tumor and presses on acoustic nerve, can cause hearing difficulty.

In brief: No mets or invasion

Benign tumors do not metastasize or invade adjacent structures.
They typically slowly grow locally and cause symptoms that is very much related to the location of the tumor. For example tumor and presses on acoustic nerve, can cause hearing difficulty.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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