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Is brain tumors soft or hard?

May be either. This can only be determined by the neurosurgeon during brain surgery. Read more...
Most are soft. Most but not all primary brain tumors (those formed from cells that belong to the brain) are very soft. They usually contain no bone or cartilage and have very little collagen (fibrous tissue) and are therefore often soft and jelly-like. Rare examples are firmer or hard. Some tumor types, such as meningiomas, may be significantly firm with much collagen or even calcification. Read more...
Varies. At the time of surgery, the consistency of the tumor varies depending on the pathologic type and whether or not there are calcifications. This is important as it affects the resectability of the tumor. Primary gliomas (frequently malignant) tend to be soft. Meningiomas or schwannomas, both benign tend to be firm and can often be calcified. Read more...

Are brain tumors rare in a 23yo female?

Yes, that's rare. Brain tumors are more common than some realize but they aren't especially common in people in their 20s, male or female. Most people in their 20s who have severe headaches suffer from migraine or another primary headache disorder. Epilepsy is another thing that can cause worry about a tumor, but usually there is none present. Why do you ask? Read more...
Brain Tumor in 23 yo. Brain tumors are pretty rare in 23 year olds, but the incidence of brain tumors is increasing lately due to cell phone use and holding the smart phones up to your head. Read more...

How come primary brain tumors are rare?

Blood brain barrier. Among the more common tumor, exogenous factors are frequent. Breast, prostate and lymphoma mostly viral in origin, same for vial sarcomas, squamous hpv lesion. These factors don't seem to cross blood brain barrier. Read more...

What medical condition causes you to have brain tumors?

It is bad luck. There is no medical condition that causes cancer. cancer is an accident of nature....it is like a case of bad luck...can happen to anyone but it is uncommon and not to be thought about under normal conditions of a healthy body(stay fit and do not overeat!) Read more...

What current happening in research for curing brain tumors?

There is some progre. Brain tumors are being researched and treated with increasing input from researchers. Progress has been slow but real. We have better surgery, radiotherapy and better medical therapies for treating brain tumors now than even 5 years back. There have been new medicines introduced in last 10 years. So there is definitely some progress, yet gbm continues to be a very virulent cancer with few survivor. Read more...