Who is at risk of getting a brain tumor? What scans can detect it?

Multiple factors. There are several forms of brain cancer and multiple risks have been associated including 1st and second hand smoke, agricultural and industrial chemicals, genetics, certain medications etc. in addition to a neurological exam, a brain CT is usually the first step in identifying an abnormality. A Brain MRI provides more robust evaluation when findings are highly suspicious. .

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Does brain tumor symptom one side localized body twitching and cramps or full body twitching and cramps? When to worry and get a scan to rule it out.

Sometimes. Any new seizure-like symptoms (muscle twitching, body shaking, muscle cramping) should be evaluated by your physician. The symptoms are not necessarily a brain tumor. There are many other causes of these symptoms. But, see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor might order a scan. Read more...
It depends. Cramps and twitching are not typical symptoms of a brain tumor. See you pcp for a general exam and evaluation to determine possible causes. Read more...

Had a CT scan for possible brain tumor how long for my dr to get results? If something was found would I have herd the same day?

Ct brain. In most practices, if there is a major finding like brain tumor or brain edema or swelling, radiologist will communicate with the ordering physician same day and the patient will be communicated the results or directed to er based upon the clinical situation. Read more...
depends. Ct scan interpretations are usually available to the ordering physician the same day, at the latest the next working day. How quickly your physician informs you of the results is highly variable, unfortunately, and can't be predicted without knowing the habits of the individual physician you have. Read more...

I have anxiety and think I have a brain tumor bc I get dizzy sometimes. Would a doctor recommend a brain scan? Ekg and bloodwork were fine

Depends. Depending on the dr you see, and the symptoms you have, at least some sort of imaging of your brain may be warranted in a dizzy work up if all other tests continue to be negative. Without a family history or other symptoms, a brain tumor would be very low on a "differential diagnosis" list. There are many more common causes of dizziness, most commonly inner ear issues. Best wishes. Read more...