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Brain Tumors: 96 year old grandma CT scan, cancerous brain tumor, diffuse cerebral atrophy
cancerous brain tumor, diffuse cerebral atrophy, blood vessel disease: Yes she has a SMALL benign (non cancerous) brain tumor, a meningioma. It is of NO consequence to her general, neurological or mental condition. And it is not of great medical concern here and now - nor probably for the future! The important thing here is that...

Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma, chemo, tumor
chemo, tumor, astroblastoma: No, as far as I can remember I have never treated an astroblastoma, They are VERY rare and not much is known about them by anyone! Unfortunately it is most probably far too early yet to evaluate the result of your treatment. We will just have to wait and see!...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, surgical material: Her tumor was a grade 2 in 1992. If it grew that quickly in 1999 it MAY have changed to a higher grade tumor though the fact that she has lived until now seems to contradict that. ONLY her neurosurgeon who operated her and presumably sent the surgical material...

Brain Tumors: astrocytom, gammaknife, headace
gammaknife, headace, radiation therapy: Is it known what grade it is? The usual treatment is a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy though that may to some degree be influenced by its grade. Its size makes it doubtful if an annihilation of the tumor radiologically with the...

Brain Tumors: Brain Mass, mri films, proton beams
mri films, proton beams, mri results: Well I m not a neurologist (I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience in treating brain tumors) so I m hardly in a position to contradict your neurologist. The only possible solution to this problem that I can suggest is a second opinion...

Brain Tumors: Brain surgery side effects, brain tumor treatment, medical oncologist
brain tumor treatment, medical oncologist, radiation therapist: I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon but a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of brain tumor treatment. His symptoms may be permanent but your question should be directed to an expert of neurology or neurosurgery, since the problem...

Brain Tumors: behavior changes, public enemy number, cell lung cancer
public enemy number, cell lung cancer, enemy number one: I m sorry to read about your problems! This is not an uncommon problem and lung cancers often spread to the brain. I m however surprised that his dr. has not suggested radiation therapy to his brain! It is not a cure - nothing including chemo therapy is -...

Brain Tumors: bilatheral thalamic glioma, brain ct scan, thalamic lesion
brain ct scan, thalamic lesion, proton beams: I m sorry to read about your problems! With this location surgery is probably difficult but you should ask a neurosurgeon about that. I m not a neurosurgeon but a radiation therapist & medical oncologist with experience of treating brain tumors. Your tumor...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer-new diagnosis, stage 4 breast cancer, primary brain tumors
stage 4 breast cancer, primary brain tumors, cancer remission: Perhaps. But if it is her breast cancer (or her endometrial cancer) the original source(s) is/are already gone. A dughter tumor is a tumor that exists because cancer cells have spread to there from somewhere else. Thanks! Sorry I can not tell her if you should...

Brain Tumors: brain tumors, national cancer institute, brain tumors
national cancer institute, brain tumors, malignant melanoma: I m sorry to read about his and your troubles. Unfortunately I do not have good news for you. Malignant melanoma is usually not very sensitive to radiation, so I do not think his radiation therapy will show much effect. Furthermore since his tumor has spread...

Brain Tumors: brain tumour, cancer of the breast, chemo therapy
cancer of the breast, chemo therapy, malignant melanoma: No, unfortunately not, survival rates in situations like this are 0 (zero)%. Ok so she has probably another cancer too! I agree with her drs. that in this situation it is useless to tackle any breast cancer but that does not mean unfortunately that any treatment...

Brain Tumors: are brain tumours hereriditory, nerve tumors, brain tumours
nerve tumors, brain tumours, brain tumors: There are at present NO indications that brain tumors in ANY way are hereditary. What kinds of brain tumors were involved here? Neurofibromatosis von Recklinghausen can indeed give rise to nerve tumors and the illness is hereditary. But it is not connected...

Brain Tumors: CYST ON BRAIN, cyst on brain, medical oncologist
cyst on brain, medical oncologist, funny heads: I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. I m not a neurosurgeon which this is a question for! Besides a brain cyst may not really be a tumor so this is outside my area of expertise! I therefore strongly suggest...

Brain Tumors: central nervous system lymphoma, nervous system lymphoma, central nervous system
nervous system lymphoma, central nervous system, central nervous system lymphoma: Can actually be both. Radiation often causes a temporary brain swelling (like an internal sun burn). That can give neurological symptoms for a time. Only her drs. can after clinical examinations determine how much of her symptoms that probably may come from...

Brain Tumors: encapsulated grade IV glioblastoma, right parietal lobe, survival time
right parietal lobe, survival time, sad experience: Based on hard and sad experience I doubt that all has been removed unfortunately. Even with radiation & chemo therapy after surgery I believe that his survival time will at most not be much greater than around one to one and a half year unfortunately. But...

Brain Tumors: Brain surgery side effects, left side of brain, tumor removal
Brain Tumors: Brain surgery side effects, left side of brain, tumor removal, brilliant man

Brain Tumors: encapsulated grade IV glioblastoma, temador, gbm
Brain Tumors: encapsulated grade IV glioblastoma, temador, gbm, chemotherapy

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma stage iv, stage 4 glioblastoma, good friend
Brain Tumors: glioblastoma stage iv, stage 4 glioblastoma, good friend

Brain Tumors: headaches, brain tumor, brain stem
Brain Tumors: headaches, brain tumor, brain stem, world experience

Brain Tumors: will she be ok?, plenty of sunshine, suncreen
Brain Tumors: will she be ok?, plenty of sunshine, suncreen, fish oil

Brain Tumors: Gamma knife, cancerous lesions, malignant lesions
cancerous lesions, malignant lesions, gammaknife: I m sorry to read about your problems! Well a GammaKnife can only destroy lesions that are not too big. With benign (non cancerous) lesions that upper size limit is around 4 cm (a little more than 1.5 inches). Malignant lesions must be smaller yet since due...

Brain Tumors: GBM, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, brain tumors: They said that it was a GRADE 4 GBM I think. So there are grades 1,2,3,4 where grade 4 is the worst, the most malignant! It is however quite hard to put some tumors in the right grade. If he was a grade 3 and not far from grade 2 then this long survival time...

Brain Tumors: GBM IV and brain injury, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme: Well to this day the causes of malignant brain tumors are unknown. BUT there are NO indications and certainly NO evidence to support any theory that brain injury in any way can cause any such tumor! So I have to support the oncologist of your husband. I m...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma stage iv, radiation therapy, survival time
radiation therapy, survival time, cancer surgery: Unfortunately I have nothing nice to tell you. These tumors are incurable and always fatal at present - regardless of therapy. Therapy including surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy can at present only prolong survival to some extent and decrease symptoms...

Brain Tumors: Hemangioblastoma, sodium free diet, chronic kidney disease
sodium free diet, chronic kidney disease, diabetes type 1: Ok, good so we can leave the thoughts on VHL aside! Even so I can not exclude the possibility of a relapse of his hemangioblastoma in his cerebellum and that that is what has been seen! You must discuss this with his drs. as they are the only ones who can...

Brain Tumors: headaches, brain tumor, daily headaches
brain tumor, daily headaches, headache specialist: An MRI with contrast is hardly necessary. If an ordinary MRI scan did not show any brain tumor you can be sure that there is no brain tumor present causing these symptoms. Some sort of migraine seems probable but that is outside my field of expertise here....

Brain Tumors: Low-grade Astrocytoma treatment options, gamma knife radiosurgery, radiation oncologists
gamma knife radiosurgery, radiation oncologists, proton beams: I agree there is no right or wrong answer here! What has been said about this is correct. PERSONALLY (if I were you - which of course is not the case) I would consider the GammaKnife in spite of the necrosis risk etc. due to its ability to annihilate...

Brain Tumors: life expectncy, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: A straight question deserves a straight answer even if it only contains bad news. Most malignant brain tumors have a bad prognosis. They are graded from 1 to 4 where those with a 1 survive longest (many years) and those with a 4 shortest (around 1 year at...

Brain Tumors: metastased malignant melanoma to brain, malignant melanomas, brain tumour
malignant melanomas, brain tumour, malignant melanoma: Unfortunately I do not have a good message for you - but maybe you know some of it already. Malignant melanomas are very tricky. In this case she is now a stage 4 case since her tumor has spread to another organ. All stage 4 cases have a very bad prognosis....

Brain Tumors: metastic melanoma in the brain, dark mole, melonama
dark mole, melonama, malignant melanoma: First of all I m sorry for your loss! Malignant melanoma can reappear many years after the original tumor was removed. So if his original mole that was removed around 10 years ago somehow was misdiagnosed and truly was - at least partly - a malignant melanoma...

Brain Tumors: Negative CT scan; brain problems, malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist, brain tumors: I m sorry I m a cancer dr. - a medical oncologist and radiation specialist - with experience in treating malignant brain tumors. In your case you have a negative CT scan of your brain so there is no evidence of any tumor there. Your symptoms are not associated...

Brain Tumors: will she be ok?, stage 4 breast cancer, cancer case
stage 4 breast cancer, cancer case, breast cancer: I m sorry for both you and her! This situation is not nice. Since her breast cancer has spread to her brain she is now a stage 4 breast cancer case and unfortunately no longer curable at present! As a stage 4 case she also have a bad prognosis. How long she...

Brain Tumors: Primary BrainStem Glioma, brain tumors, brainstem glioma
brain tumors, brainstem glioma, heart activity: He will probably sleep more and more, become more confused and then drift into a coma. Then pass away. His throat problems are also unfortunately normal in this situation. He will probably get problems of swallowing, if he does not already have such problems....

Brain Tumors: partialy calcified epidermoid or arachnoid cyst, signal lesion, arachnoid cyst
signal lesion, arachnoid cyst, diagnostic radiologist: Well I m not a diagnostic radiologist. And intracanial cysts are not really brain tumors. So this is outside my area of expertise too. However you have a small, partly calcified, cyst (fluid filled tissue space) in your brain. I is 9 mm (a little bigger than...

Brain Tumors: possible brain tumour, high sedimentation rate, norvasc 5mg
high sedimentation rate, norvasc 5mg, nausea and vomiting: It is possible! But I can not tell you anything more due to lack of information. The MRI scan coming up will however with certainty tell us if there is such a tumor or not! The high sedimentation rate however may indicate an infection or inflammation. So that...

Brain Tumors: RE: Eye exam suggests a brain tumor, retina detachment, signs of increased intracranial pressure
retina detachment, signs of increased intracranial pressure, increased intracranial pressure: It has certainly no connection to his retina detachment. I have had that myself in both eyes and I m not worried. What his dr. may have seen can be signs that may be interpreted as signs of increased intracranial pressure which in turn may be a sign of a brain...

Brain Tumors: symptoms, brain tumors, mri scans
brain tumors, mri scans, brain tumor: If your CT & MRI scans are negative and you have had these symptoms since 2000 you do NOT have a brain tumor. I therefore suggest that you direct your question to an expert of neurology (I m an expert of medical oncology & radiation therapy with experience...

Brain Tumors: T2 signals, diagnostic radiologist, tumor lysis
diagnostic radiologist, tumor lysis, mri report: This is actually a question for a diagnostic radiologist (which I m NOT) with big experience in MRI- imaging & MRI-technology. An increased T2 signal is not in itself a tumor however in certain situations it may increase the probability of what is seen is...

Brain Tumors: 6.2 cm left frontal lobe of 81yr Mum, head nurse, left lobe
head nurse, left lobe, frontal lobe: Well the only way to treat this kind of tumor - if benign - of this size is by the use of surgery. If surgery is impossible then I unfortunately have no other option to offer. Without a biopsy it is hard to understand how they can be so sure it is benign!...

Brain Tumors: 6.2cm Tumor of the left frontal lobe, malignant brain tumors, conventional radiation therapy
malignant brain tumors, conventional radiation therapy, brain tumors: So they have most probably decided that it is malignant after all - only malinant tumors receive conventional radiation therapy. Yes the steroids (dexamethasone) will reduce the risk of her developing brain swelling during radiation therapy (like an internal...

Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma, grade tumors, pathology report
grade tumors, pathology report, tumor grade: I see, yes it is. If indeed it is a low grade tumor (grade 1 to 2) you can probably live for many years after treatment. High grade tumors (grade 3 to 4) have a worse prognosis. That is all I can tell you based on the information you have provided. If possible...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors and Blood Pressure, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, brain tumor: Well in theory this may be true. I m not sure that it is in real life. Nor have I considered what blood pressure levels we would have to deal with then. You should redirect this question to a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I m a radiation therapist & medical...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, dizzieness, brain tumor
dizzieness, brain tumor, lung cancers: Unfortunately, even though radiation therapy may give him some temporary relief it can hardly prolong his survival time. It is common for lung cancers to spread to the brain. I estimate his remaining survival time to be between a few weeks to a few months....

Brain Tumors: bgm brain tumor(s) bilateral,par & ocip lobes, brain tumor, blood circulation
brain tumor, blood circulation, exact cause: The skull is more or less a closed bone space which is rigid. When his tumor grows in his brain inside this skull 2 things happen! The tumor continuously destroys his brain while growing and the pressure inside the skull increases which impairs the blood circulation...

Brain Tumors: brain melanoma, brain biopsy, general good health
brain biopsy, general good health, male brains: Unfortunately you are quite right with regards to his prognosis. And also his general good health will not be of much help in this situation unfortunately. Yes it is a rather common reaction in (young) males - like stiff upper lip & women & children to the...

Brain Tumors: Does she have brain tumor., brain tumor, hello my friend
brain tumor, hello my friend, conclusions: If it is at last stage and yet she has 2 more years to live I do find it rather unbelievable! Last stage brain tumor victims do not walk around talking to people! They are SICK, bedridden, not able to care for themselves! And they have certainly NOT 2 more...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, proton beams, medical oncologist
proton beams, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Well a stroke or a bleeding is always a possibility. But those are outside my area of expertise here. If it is NOT a tumor it is actually to some extent good news. We will just have to wait and follow the development even if I do understand that that may not...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, malignant melanoma, glycoma
malignant melanoma, glycoma, brain tumor: Has a biopsy been done? or how do they know it is melanoma because the scans can not tell them that? Has he been operated for malignant melanoma before? If indeed this is a malignant melanoma that has spread to his brain, which is quite possible, his prognosis...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, maximum survival, brain tumor
maximum survival, brain tumor, survival time: I m sorry to hear about her and your problems! Yes her prognosis is extremely bad unfortunately. Maximum survival time without treatment around 1 to 1.5 years or so. She will become more and more confused, may show stroke like symptoms, even epileptic fits....

Brain Tumors: Distressing Symptoms, neck stiffness, odd sensation
neck stiffness, odd sensation, mri scan: If neither the CT scan nor the MRI scan can show any tumor you do not have any tumor. From your description I think you have some problem in your neck. Such problems can often not be seen by CT or MRI! However they will tell you if there is a tumor or not!...

Brain Tumors: eye pain associated with brain tumor, non hodgkins lymphoma, brain tumors
non hodgkins lymphoma, brain tumors, brain tumor: Unfortunately that is outside my ability. I can only suggest that if no eye dr. is able to help him he should probably consult either an experienced neurologist or a pain specialist or both. If that will help is however unfortunately an open matter. ...

Brain Tumors: Does she have brain tumor., gbm brain tumor, apples and oranges
Brain Tumors: Does she have brain tumor., gbm brain tumor, apples and oranges, brain cancer

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 Brain Tumor expert help, dendritic cell therapy, fda approval
Brain Tumors: Grade 4 Brain Tumor expert help, dendritic cell therapy, fda approval, gbm

Brain Tumors: grade 3 brain tumour, daughter louise, ups and downs
Brain Tumors: grade 3 brain tumour, daughter louise, ups and downs, aggressive behaviour

Brain Tumors: malignant left frontal lobe tumor, cytoma, mum and dad
Brain Tumors: malignant left frontal lobe tumor, cytoma, mum and dad, frontal lobe

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 Brain Tumor expert help, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, female cousin: I m sorry to disappoint you but grade 4 malignant brain tumors have the same disappointing treatment results everywhere all over the World without exception and it has been the same for at least the last 30 years. No real change has happened and none is expected...

Brain Tumors: gamma knife side effeects, seizure meds, brain tumors
seizure meds, brain tumors, gamma knife: Radiation therapy to the brain almost always results in brain swelling. How much depends on how much radiation that has been given BUT there are also individual variations. It also takes some time for this swelling to pass. Cortisone can be used to lessen...

Brain Tumors: gbm brain tumor, gbm brain tumor, leasion
gbm brain tumor, leasion, gamma knife: I m sorry to read about his and your problems. His function problems may be due to his tumor relapse, his GammaKnife treatment or both. Unfortunately the treatment situation for a GBM grade 4 is as bleak as before. Very little - if anything at all - is happening....

Brain Tumors: grade 3 brain tumour, brain tumour, radiation therapy
brain tumour, radiation therapy, survival time: Yes that is more or less standard treatment. Radiation therapy AND chemo therapy in combination is better than radiation therapy alone. But even with full therapy like this her tumor is not curable. Her illness is eventually fatal but with full therapy her...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 GBM, apparent failure, survival times
apparent failure, survival times, precious time: It is impossible for anyone to predict survival times with any accuracy, hence her own dr. s apparent failure to do so. BUT unfortunately no one survives a GBM 4. That her confusion gets worse is a sign that her illness is progressing. She should sleep more...

Brain Tumors: Head Pain, brain tumor, point injections
brain tumor, point injections, mood swings: Well, obviously since you ask me this on my brain tumor site you are afraid of a brain tumor. If your neurologist sends you to an MRI scan (or maybe that has already been done) any brain tumor can be affirmed or excluded quickly. If no tumor is seen in such...

Brain Tumors: Meningioma, malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist, menigioma: Well, this question should be directed to a neurosurgeon, which I am not. I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant) brain tumors. A menigioma is usually not malignant so it is usually treated surgically....

Brain Tumors: MRS, diagnostic neuroradiology, medical oncologist
diagnostic neuroradiology, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Thanks! Aha, well this is a question for a diagnostic neuroradiologist with vast experience and knowledge of MRI diagnostics. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATMENT of brain tumors, so it is outside my field of expertise...

Brain Tumors: Multiple white masses on my wifes brain, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: This is a question for a diagnostic neuroradiologist with a wide experience in MRI scanning. I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treatment of brain tumors. So this is obviously outside my field of expertise here. Chiari does...

Brain Tumors: malignant left frontal lobe tumor, malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumours
malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumours, diseace: Unfortunately malignant brain tumours have very few if any survivors. I m sorry about your situation! She will become more and more confused, may develop stroke like symptoms even epileptic fits. She will sleep more and more. Eventually drift into a coma and...

Brain Tumors: malignant melanoma, malignant melanoma, free radicals
malignant melanoma, free radicals, sister age: I m sorry to read about her and your problems! Unfortunately with such an advanced disease it will probably kill her and the time frame given unfortunately looks reasonable! Even so they are trying with what they have to prolong her survival though I doubt...

Brain Tumors: metastasized melanoma, malignant melanoma, chemo therapy
malignant melanoma, chemo therapy, radiation therapy: Radiation therapy of the spine is MUCH less troublesome than of the brain so she should NOT compare them. How much help it will give her though is unfortunately an entirely different matter and very uncertain. If her lesion is small enough and its location...

Brain Tumors: reoccurance of lipoma in brain, critical location, lipoma
critical location, lipoma, reoccurance: Well I will be frank with you - perhaps brutally frank! Your problem now is a tumor you already HAVE - it is a fact - and it is causing you problems severe enough for your drs. to suggest this treatment - or they would not have suggested any treatment in the...

Brain Tumors: stage 4 brain tumor, brain tumor, speech problem
brain tumor, speech problem, remaining time: Unfortunately she will become more and more confused, may develop stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits, sh will sleep more and more, then drift into a coma and then pass away! Her remaining time most probably can be measured in months rather than years....

Brain Tumors: stage iv melanoma with brain mets, brain mets, soft diet
brain mets, soft diet, living in sweden: It is impossible to predict survival times with any accuracy. Yes she is slowly dying. Well I m a Swede living in Sweden. I do not know what the difference between these 2 things is where you are. Hospice for me is a place especially dedicated to take care...

Brain Tumors: TLE; headaches; incidential MRI findings, brain tumor treatment, complex partial seizures
brain tumor treatment, complex partial seizures, sleep deprived eeg: This is something you should discuss with a neurologist, which I m not. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of brain tumor treatment. If your MRI has not shown any tumor there can not be any brain tumor causing your symptoms. For...

Brain Tumors: understanding CT, clinical correlation, brain tumor
clinical correlation, brain tumor, tissue attenuation: I agree with your dr. in that this most probably has nothing to do with your symptoms and is not a a dangerous finding - if however it gets infected and inflamed in the future it may give some problems but not worse than can be solved by any surgeon. You can...

Brain Tumors: white Mass on left side of brain, left side of brain, brain tumor
left side of brain, brain tumor, neurinoma: Oh, then there may be many possibilities. I was for a while thinking of a neurinoma of your hearing nerve but that is something your ear dr. should know about so that can probably be excluded. Please let me know what your neurologist thinks after your visit...

Brain Tumors: Should I be worried??, anti depressents, stress and anxiety
anti depressents, stress and anxiety, brain tumor: It may very well have to do with your stress etc. However it is easily checked! Another MRI scan and we will know for sure, but probably the radiology clinic will not do it until after you have delivered your baby unless your dr. has found some neurological...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 4, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, cyber knife
anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, cyber knife, kepra: Your father s tumor may have shifted grade to become more malignant. So it may have been a grade 1 or 2 to begin with and then shifted over grade 3 to 4. That may happen. That would extend his survival time considerably. Since we do not know when that happened...

Brain Tumors: Astocytoma grade 2, brain nerves, radiation therapy
brain nerves, radiation therapy, tentacles: I agree with her dr. that chemo therapy at the moment is not much of an option though not for the same reasons. As I see it that therapy right now would not help the patient much but cause unnecessary and tough side effects. This is according to your question...

Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma, grade tumors, pathology report
grade tumors, pathology report, tumor grade: I see, yes it is. If indeed it is a low grade tumor (grade 1 to 2) you can probably live for many years after treatment. High grade tumors (grade 3 to 4) have a worse prognosis. That is all I can tell you based on the information you have provided. If possible...

Brain Tumors: arachnoid cyst and chiari, malignant brain tumors, chiari 1 malformation
malignant brain tumors, chiari 1 malformation, medical oncologist: Sorry, an arachnoid cyst is not a brain tumor in a strict sense, so unfortunately your question is outside my area of expertise here. This is a question for a neurosurgeon, which I m not. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, brain cancer, radiation therapy
brain cancer, radiation therapy, survival time: It is probably her lung cancer that has spread to her brain - a rather common development. Her symptoms can be reduced with radiation therapy to her brain but it can not cure her unfortunately. Even with such therapy her survival time can probably be measured...

Brain Tumors: Do I have a brain tumor?, mri brain scan, sinus infection
mri brain scan, sinus infection, brain tumor: It sounds more as a tough sinus case. But I suspect that you will continue to be worried, so in order to put an end to your worries I suggest that you let a neurologist check you including an MRI brain scan. If nothing is found you will KNOW that you have...

Brain Tumors: Left Frontal Lobe Mass, mri with contrast, absence seizures
mri with contrast, absence seizures, lobe mass: Yes an MRI is better in this situation than a CT! A new contrast MRI is absolutely essential! I m a Swede living in Sweden so unfortunately I can not evaluate your possibilities of having such an MRI faster via another neurologist compared to getting it surely...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Tumor, clinical decline, temador
Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Tumor, clinical decline, temador, coorelation

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Tumor, red blood count, white blood count
red blood count, white blood count, diabetes type ii: It is extremely remarkable that she is tumor free one year after treatment. If you had not stated that MRI shows her to be tumor free I would say that her symptoms may indicate a return of her tumor. I m sorry, I have no idea why she has these symptoms if...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, brain tumor, radio therapy
brain tumor, radio therapy, brain surgery: I m not sure either why his condition is so bad without any obvious tumor present. Were his surgeries extensive? After all when surgery is done in the brain many things can happen! I see no reason not to continue his chemo therapy if he can tolerate it since...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 Brain Tumor GBM, brain tumor, survival times
brain tumor, survival times, educated guess: I m sorry to have to tell you that I have never even seen a GBM grade 4 patient who succeeded in surviving for 3 years. It is impossible to predict survival times with any accuracy. But an educated guess here would be around one year or a little longer. I...

Brain Tumors: lipoma brain tumors, lipoma tumor, brain tumors
lipoma tumor, brain tumors, cancerous tumor: If it truly is a lipoma that is a benign (not cancerous) tumor. Only if it gives you symptoms is there any reason to treat it - with surgery. How difficult surgery would be depends on size and location. But those matters you should discuss with a neurosurgeon...

Brain Tumors: melanoma brain spread, epilepsy medication, malignant melanoma
epilepsy medication, malignant melanoma, head ache: Unfortunately it will kill him. Malignant melanoma is usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy and chemo therapy. Some interesting and promising experiments with immuno therapy are going on BUT they are still experimental. So unfortunately I can not...

Brain Tumors: Possible Tumor?, depersonalization symptoms, symptoms of nausea
depersonalization symptoms, symptoms of nausea, brain problem: This sounds more like a psychological/psychiatric problem to me not a medical. However your problems will probably not go away just because I tell you that, so I suggest that you let a neurologist check you again. An MRI scan again would be able to exclude...

Brain Tumors: pilocytic astrocytoma with cranial spinal dissemination, malignant brain tumors, proton beams
malignant brain tumors, proton beams, biopsy material: As in all malignant brain tumors the immediate prognosis is associated with grade. Grade is however something that is evaluated based on biopsy material or surgical material by a pathologist. In this case that seems to be unobtainable since any kind of surgery...

Brain Tumors: Scar Tissue after brain tumor removed, malignant brain tumors, diagnostic radiologist
malignant brain tumors, diagnostic radiologist, medical oncologist: This question is best directed to a neurosurgeon or a diagnostic radiologist - I m neither, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (malignant) brain tumors (non surgically) - so the question is outside my area of expertise...

Brain Tumors: Scarring of brain, brain tumors, medical oncologist
brain tumors, medical oncologist, concrete sidewalk: I m sorry! This is completely outside my area of expertise here. This is a question for an expert of neurology and maybe for an expert of neurosurgery. I m neither. I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors....

Brain Tumors: Stabbing Headache, hodgkin s disease, pinched nerve
hodgkin s disease, pinched nerve, radiation treatment: An MRI scan may also be necessary! I doubt that it is a tumor that causes this, but we will hopefully know what it is that you have when we have the results - hopefully soon. How long have you had these symptoms? If for a long time then your tumor theory becomes...

Brain Tumors: can they do surgery?, brain mass, medical oncologist
brain mass, medical oncologist, brain tumors: I m not a surgeon but a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. But it does sound complicated! So this is really a question for a surgeon. However her heart problem is strictly outside my area of expertise here. With...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma grade 2, left temporal lobe, brain tumor
left temporal lobe, brain tumor, hand fingers: 1. I think you must have misunderstood her dr. Yes the swelling MAY be a serious sign (for example of a blood clot - though since she is now better probably not) but most probably NOT directly related to her brain tumor. So I do not think it will progress...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, proton beams, brain tumor
proton beams, brain tumor, pituitary tumor: You are quite right in assuming that nothing really is known until we have the pathology report. All depends on the grade. If indeed it is a LOW grade tumor (1 or 2) then he may live for quite some time. However if indeed it turns out to be a high grade tumor...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumor, genetic effects
brain tumor, genetic effects, chemo therapy: Oh, this was a hard question. There is no clinical or scientific evidence suggesting that brain tuors or their causes may be hereditary. Chemo therapy may make your husband less fertile and also may have unwanted genetic effects. Furthermore, with this diagnosis...

Brain Tumors: Is this a brain tumor, brain tumor, frequent headaches
brain tumor, frequent headaches, ringing in ears: The thing you feel under the skin - whatever it is - has nothing at all to do with any brain tumor, since such tumors almost always are ONLY located inside the skull and within the central nervous system (brain & spinal cord). With regards to your other symptoms...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, paranasal sinuses, lateral ventricles
paranasal sinuses, lateral ventricles, acute hemorrhage: Unfortunately these are signs that his tumor is progressing. He will become more and more confused. He may show stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. He will sleep more and more (so this is a common and ordinary symptom) eventually he will drift into...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, gamma knife procedure, tumor resections
gamma knife procedure, tumor resections, brain tumor: Sorry, I have a principle here (as you can see in previous answers) of NOT giving any detailed advice with regards to chemo therapy. The reason is that I m never informed well enough with regards to the medical condition of the patient to be able to give such...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, necrotic cells, frontal lobes
necrotic cells, frontal lobes, cellular architecture: In a situation like this the patient always has the right to refuse tratment. Necrosis MAY indicate malignancy BUT is NOT proof. To be sure you do need a cellular material showing cellular architecture and even better if also tissue archtecture can be evaluated!...

Brain Tumors: brain tumors, brain tumors, pain meds
brain tumors, pain meds, survival time: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! It is always difficult to predict survival time with any accuracy. Probably he will become more confused, sleep more and more, drift into a coma and then pass away. More stroke like symptoms and epileptic...

Brain Tumors: cns lymphoma, right frontal lobe, brain tumor
right frontal lobe, brain tumor, mini stroke: I see. Something that size MUST be considered to be some sort of tumor at least as long as its true identity is not known and such a lesion can not in itself be considered a sign of MS (multiple sclerosis) though of course it is possible that MS may be present...

Brain Tumors: polycystic astrocytoma, kind spirit, spirit god
Brain Tumors: polycystic astrocytoma, kind spirit, spirit god, brain stem

Brain Tumors: GBM, tumor pathology, brain tumors
tumor pathology, brain tumors, survival time: Honestly I would like to have your tumor pathology reviewed since the normal survival time is around one year. Some brain tumors are very hard to diagnose so it is quite possible - even probable with this long survival time - that a misdiagnosis is involved...

Brain Tumors: GBM Grade IV, deadly tumor, medical oncologists
deadly tumor, medical oncologists, radiation therapists: Lynn, when you treat a brain tumor you are treating the organ in which we have our thinking, emotions and personalities. The treatment plays havoc with it all. So what you observe is not just psychological effects by the knowledge of knowing that you have...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Grade IV, malignant brain tumors, brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, brain tumor, brain tumors: The causes of malignant brain tumors are completely unknown. The general concensus at present is that there are no hereditary factors involved. I do not KNOW if that is true. This situation may be a coincidence. But on the other hand his drs. should be made...

Brain Tumors: Gliosarcoma, gammaknife, gamma knife
gammaknife, gamma knife, prognosis: The use of the GammaKnife here may be of help but experience of its use with tumors like this one is still very limited. Otherwise the prognosis of this type of tumor is bad regardless of therapy unfortunately. Well, give him all the support you can. This...

Brain Tumors: Grade 2 astrocytoma, right frontal lobe, biopsy report
right frontal lobe, biopsy report, safer side: 1. That means that they see some dividing cells (cells multiplying) there. However, even in the specimen where that was seen it was regarded as a grade 2! I can not speculate further than that. 2. More probably due to surgery, but since I have not seen you...

Brain Tumors: malignant melanoma (Hard facts please), right frontal lobe, left side of the brain
right frontal lobe, left side of the brain, malignant melanoma: OK, the HARD facts! Your wife now has a stage 4 malignant melanoma. That is unfortunately incurable. Especially as it has spread to her brain. Surgery can not cure her and malignant melanoma is usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemo therapy....

Brain Tumors: New Cancer Treatment, florida hospital cancer institute, transmolecular inc
florida hospital cancer institute, transmolecular inc, scorpion venom: Well, if it works it is fantastic, since no one at present can cure really malignant brain tumors. BUT, this report is around 4 years old and I have not heard anything more about it. So at least at present there are no obvious results of this project. Hopefully...

Brain Tumors: pilocytic astrocytoma with cranial spinal dissemination, md anderson cancer center houston, md anderson cancer center
md anderson cancer center houston, md anderson cancer center, md anderson cancer center houston texas: With a tumor close to his 4 th ventricle surgery is probably impossible or VERY risky indeed! So in that case there is no other option than radiation therapy and chemo therapy alone without surgery. Was his spine included in his radiation therapy since tumor...

Brain Tumors: polycystic astrocytoma, tumor resections, brain tumor
tumor resections, brain tumor, gamma knife: Hopefully she is cured now, but unfortunately I can not promise that. Experiences with the GammaKnife in cases like this are still so limited that I do not have much to rely on. Please do keep me posted! The fact that it was benign offers a lot of hope though!...

Brain Tumors: recovery after brain surgery, malignant brain tumors, clutching at straws
malignant brain tumors, clutching at straws, medical oncologist: I m not a neurosurgeon but a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mostly malignant) brain tumors. Your question should be directed to a neurosurgeon. But that neurosurgeon will need to know EXACTLY where in the brain of your...

Brain Tumors: Scare tissue, motor veichle, medical oncologist
motor veichle, medical oncologist, brain tumors: This is a question for a neurologist or a neuro surgeon. I m neither. I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. Your question has nothing to do with brain tumors so it is completely outside my area of expertise....

Brain Tumors: astroblastoma grade 4, god daughter, radiation therapy
god daughter, radiation therapy, uk thanks: These tumours are rare and experience therefore limited. Since this is a high grade tumour her prognosis is unfortunately quite uncertain. In these cases a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and even chemo therapy is recommended but unfortunately it...

Brain Tumors: Benign cyst in brain stem, benign cyst, malignant tumor
benign cyst, malignant tumor, brain stem: Based on your CT & MRI scans and the fact that it has not changed over the time of one year I think it is very fair to say that it is MOST probable that this is a benign cyst so that a biopsy (which I normally is very much in favour of) can be avoided. Anyway...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Ependymoma, sloan kettering hospital, memorial sloan kettering hospital
sloan kettering hospital, memorial sloan kettering hospital, memorial sloan kettering: Your question involves local policy knowledge rather than strict medical knowledge. However, I m a Swede living in Sweden and am completely unfamiliar with local hospital policies in both New York and Florida. I therefore strongly suggest that you direct this...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors - Lipomas, low grade fevers, headaches and dizziness
low grade fevers, headaches and dizziness, frontal sinus: Well if it is a brain tumor or not depends on its location. If a tumor is located in the brain it is by definition a brain tumor - regardless of what kind of tumor it is. A lipoma is indeed a kind of tumor, though benign (not malignant). However, I m a medical...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumors, causes of brain tumors, clorox bleach
causes of brain tumors, clorox bleach, brain tumors: The causes of brain tumors are at present unknown so I can not comment on that. Your symptoms do sound like those of migraine. Yes psychological problems like stress MAY cause head ache. In your case, since I believe you need to be reassured, I do recommend...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumour (non small cell squamous carcinoma), head ache, brain tumour
head ache, brain tumour, survival time: He will become more and more confused. He may show stroke like symptoms and signs and also get epileptic fits. He will sleep more and more, eventually drift into a coma and then pass away. There will be very little pain - if indeed any except maybe for head...

Brain Tumors: Breakthrough in Glioma/GBM Treatment?, brain tumor treatment, malignant brain tumor
brain tumor treatment, malignant brain tumor, adjuvant therapy: Actually I do not have much more additional information unfortunately. There are several studies going on with virus infections of brain tumors. But none so far - as far as I know - have been able to show any really revolutionary new results. There are also...

Brain Tumors: brain lipoma with bood vessels and arteries, lobes of the brain, medical oncologist
lobes of the brain, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Sorry, this is probably not a tumor in a strict sense so in that case it is outside my area of expertise here. I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumors but not a neurosurgeon. This is most likely a case for...

Brain Tumors: brain scar tissue, brain mri, medical oncologist
brain mri, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Sorry, I m a brain TUMOR expert (a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumors) but NOT a neurologist or a neurosurgeon! Your question should be directed to any of these 2 kinds of expert as it has nothing to do with tumors....

Brain Tumors: Cystic Mass, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: Probably not. But your question should be directed to a neurosurgeon which I am not. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. In this case any action is most probably surgical so you should ask an expert of neurosurgery....

Brain Tumors: Brain tumour (non small cell squamous carcinoma), brain radiation, cyber knife
Brain Tumors: Brain tumour (non small cell squamous carcinoma), brain radiation, cyber knife, whole brain

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Grade IV, neuro oncology, consecutive patients
Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Grade IV, neuro oncology, consecutive patients, filippini

Brain Tumors: Grade 3 Glioma, scripps hospital in san diego, inoperable tumor
Brain Tumors: Grade 3 Glioma, scripps hospital in san diego, inoperable tumor, thalmus

Brain Tumors: grade 4 gliomablastoma multiforme, clinical trials, cleveland ohio
Brain Tumors: grade 4 gliomablastoma multiforme, clinical trials, cleveland ohio, hospice

Brain Tumors: Migrains and Brain Tumors, correct diagnosis, cat scan
Brain Tumors: Migrains and Brain Tumors, correct diagnosis, cat scan, medications

Brain Tumors: Tumor maligno, eda
Brain Tumors: Tumor maligno, eda

Brain Tumors: GBM fatal ?, old text books, wiggle room
old text books, wiggle room, brain tumors: If you think I m only using second hand knowledge from old text books you are unfortunately very much mistaken! I also base it on direct information from university clinics! Please observe that I m talking about WELL DOCUMENTED cases! Some brain tumors are...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Grade IV, occipital mass, diagnosis results
occipital mass, diagnosis results, final diagnosis: Unfortunately a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 has a VERY BAD prognosis! Survival time even with all kinds of treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemo therapy) in combination is around one year an NO ONE survives much longer. I m sorry I have nothing...

Brain Tumors: Grade 3 Glioma, necrotic debris, horrible headaches
necrotic debris, horrible headaches, brain tumors: I m a Swede living in Sweden. At what point he would be admitted to a hospital is more a matter of local habits, resources and policies than of medical opinion so unfortunately I can not answer that with any certainty. The same applies to how much he has to...

Brain Tumors: gbm cured, diagnosis pathology, favourable prognosis
diagnosis pathology, favourable prognosis, brain tumours: I see! Well then I actually think that your diagnosis of oligodendroglioma sounds much more probable! It has a more favourable prognosis. Even more so if also the GRADE was misevaluated. With a lower grade than 3 it would be even better. Correct grading is...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumor, brain tumor, survival time
brain tumor, survival time, survival times: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! Unfortunately it is impossible to predict survival times with any accuracy. All I can say is that his survival time probably can be measured in months. The more he sleeps the closer to the end you get. Eventually...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 gliomablastoma multiforme, cancerous tumor, marginal effects
cancerous tumor, marginal effects, virus infections: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! There are experiments going on with among other things virus infections of these tumors. So far these trials have only had marginal effects though. Unfortunately the prognosis of these tumors is very bad....

Brain Tumors: Lump on my head, e mail address, cancer doc
e mail address, cancer doc, allexperts: As I just wrote it sounds like a local infection/inflammation. Let a surgeon check it soonest. I m sorry to bother you with an appeal for help. I know that it is exactly the opposite of what you expect from a volunteer at AllExperts. But I really have...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer that has spread to the brain, secondary cancer, mild stroke
secondary cancer, mild stroke, seziure: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! If indeed this is a lung cancer that has spread to her brain she has unfortunately at most one year to live even with radiation therapy but it may be shorter. Radiation therapy will prolong her survival time...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Brain Tumor, malignant melanoma, brain tumor
malignant melanoma, brain tumor, human weaknesses: CT and MRI scans MAY have showed a bleeding but I can not be sure. However regardless of any bleeding a malignant melanoma that has spread to the brain has a completely hopeless prognosis and the survival time can at most be measured in months - often less....

Brain Tumors: Melanoma in the brain, radio frequency ablation, gamma knife treatment
radio frequency ablation, gamma knife treatment, malignant melanomas: Oh I thought those had been taken care of by the GammaKnife. Yes I agree you have to be sure they have been taken care of before the start of any immuno therapy. Probably the same for your lung lesions. I m certainly not sure they would explode but it is best...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma - stroke - brain tumours, lesions on the brain, malignant melanomas
lesions on the brain, malignant melanomas, brain tumours: Unfortunately most malignant melanomas are not very sensitive to radiation therapy and chemo therapy. Some promising and interesting experiments with immuno therapy are going on, but they are still very experimental. So unfortunately I can not offer you much...

Brain Tumors: Meningioma, proton beams, left temporal lobe
proton beams, left temporal lobe, medical oncologist: I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors, but not a neurosurgeon. So I do suggest that you direct this question to an expert of neurosurgery since therapy for this kind of tumors is mainly surgical. Ye its location...

Brain Tumors: Migrains and Brain Tumors, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, migrains: Dear Harriet, it is unlikely that migraine like attacks that you have only around once per month should have anything to do with a brain tumor. So such a tumor is not likely. However, since you have not had migraines before I think that anyway a dr. - preferably...

Brain Tumors: Is it normal?, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: This is a question for an expert of neurosurgery. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experiece of treating brain tumors (mainly malignant ones which a meningioma is not) not a neurosurgeon. Therapy for meningiomas is mainly surgical. So I...

Brain Tumors: numb and painful lump, brain tumors, painful lump
brain tumors, painful lump, lumps: First of all these lumps have nothing to do with brain tumors. But even so since you have one more and new lump I think you should see another dr. I do not think these lumps are dangerous but that is no reason why you should walk around with problems! ...

Brain Tumors: Small cell lung cancer then Brain tumor, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, brain tumor: Unfortunately you are right and he is wrong! One lesion in your mother s brain is in this situation enough to seal her death sentence. How you should cope with this is something I m not an expert of. If you want to let your father read my answers that is...

Brain Tumors: Strange headaches at the back of my head, e mail address, cancer doc
e mail address, cancer doc, allexperts: Without any form of examination it is impossible to tell you what this is. So I strongly suggest that you let a neurologist check you! I m sorry to bother you with an appeal for help. I know that it is exactly the opposite of what you expect from a volunteer...

Brain Tumors: small cell lung cancer spread to brain, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung cancers: The frontal areas mainly control personality not any specific body parts. It is very common that lung cancers spread to the brain. She will become more and more confused, may have epileptic fits and will sleep more and more eventually passing into a coma and...

Brain Tumors: Tumor maligno, computer translations, sistema nervioso central
computer translations, sistema nervioso central, brain tumors: Sorry, I do not understand or speak Spanish and my wife who does is away for the moment. And I do not trust computer translations in such important translations as this. What I have understood from your question is that your father has a glioblastoma multiforme....

Brain Tumors: 3 month old brain tumor, brain tumor, old brain
brain tumor, old brain, scan report: To be able to answer your question I do need to know: 1. How big is her tumor? 2. Where in her brain is it located? 3. What KIND of brain tumor is it believed to be and if possible what GRADE does it have? 4. If possible let me read her full CT scan report...

Brain Tumors: 4th Venrtical brain tumor, brain tumors, headache specialist
brain tumors, headache specialist, brain tumor: Well I have not seen your pictures so it is hard to give you advice here. If there is NO sign that your tumors are blocking the outflow of cerebrospinal fluid from your brain I doubt that these tumors have anything to do with your problems. That is furthermore...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma Level 3, brain tumors, cognitive functioning
brain tumors, cognitive functioning, grade 3: I suppose by level 3 you mean grade 3. Unfortunately with this kind of tumor that is probably not possible since brain tumors of this kind generally have a very bad prognosis regardless of whatever treatment that is given. I m sorry I have nothing better to...

Brain Tumors: BRAIN METS, liver lesion, brain mets
liver lesion, brain mets, cancer of the pancreas: Since it has reached his brain it is probable that the process now will be faster. Both patients and tumors are individuals not identical copies/clones so there is always a lot of uncertainty in predicting survival times. My prediction was based on the fact...

Brain Tumors: Brain Lesions, brain lesions, cerebro vascular accident
brain lesions, cerebro vascular accident, visiting nurses: It means just what it says that pain is NOT a common symptom in late brain cancer cases. If this was a rectal cancer it could have spread both to her lung and her brain. It is possible that she could have had both a rectal cancer and a lung cancer (10% of...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, satya sai baba, brain tumor
satya sai baba, brain tumor, survival time: There is definitely a rather big risk that his tumor will come back and thereby it will have a bad prognosis. Therapy may slow this process down but more than that I dare not promise. His symptoms seem to indicate brain damage that can be expected with this...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, seizure medication, brain tumor
seizure medication, brain tumor, stage 4: Epileptic fits are not uncommon, but pain is unusual. When she sleeps most of the time (= practically all the time) the end is getting closer. She MAY have around one year after treatment but it may be shorter. It is impossible to predict this with any accuracy!...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor pronosis, short term memory, brain tumor
short term memory, brain tumor, malignant melanoma: I suppose that this is a malignant melanoma that has spread. If so his expected survival time is anything from some weeks to a few months depending on tumor growth rate - which is unknown here. He will become more and more confused, will sleep more and more,...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, non hodgkin lymphoma, brain radiation
non hodgkin lymphoma, brain radiation, scylla charybdis: Not at all! You are in a Scylla & Charybdis situation (caught between 2 dangers with no ideal solution). If you are given ONLY local treatment, so less neurological damage is done by radiation AND you have tumor cell deposits elsewhere in your brain - at...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, brain mass, parietal lobe
brain mass, parietal lobe, hypothalamus: It must be determined what this mass is. If a biopsy is impossible or for some other reason not suitable the mass has to be followed over time to see if there is any change. If without change it has probably been there all his life and nothing needs to be...

Brain Tumors: brain "mass", brain mass, adrenal glands
brain mass, adrenal glands, survival time: Yes it is unfortunately! It is probably a lung cancer that has spread to her brain and to her adrenal gland (at least to one of her 2 adrenal glands). This gives her a very bad prognosis. Her survival time can probably at most be measured in months. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, gamma knife procedure, tumor resections
gamma knife procedure, tumor resections, brain tumor: Sorry, I have a principle here (as you can see in previous answers) of NOT giving any detailed advice with regards to chemo therapy. The reason is that I m never informed well enough with regards to the medical condition of the patient to be able to give such...

Brain Tumors: Is this a brain tumor???, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, cancer doc: Hi Chloe, most head aches - even severe ones - have nothing to do with brain tumors. Since you have had these head aches for years - even if they are getting worse - a brain tumor is even less probable in your case. However I agree with your dr. that a CT...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor and travel, childrens wish foundation, brain hemorage
childrens wish foundation, brain hemorage, anaplastic astrocytoma: It is more than 30 years since I was visiting Greece the last time and I have very little knowledge - if indeed any at all - of any hospitals in Greece or of the medical standards there. If Greece was his choice I suppose that it is important for him, so important...

Brain Tumors: Diagnosis, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, cancerous tumor: Blood tests are completely without any value in this situation. The only ways of diagnosing brain tumors and to some extent evaluate them are with the aid of CT and MRI scans. MRI scans are best. Then biopsies of any tumor is probably also needed for further...

Brain Tumors: Father with poss. cancer, psa levels, clivus
psa levels, clivus, prostate cancer: Dear Tiffany, there are so many possibilities that any response would be pure guess work. I strongly suggest that such a biopsy is tried so that we may KNOW what this is. When we know I ll be in a better position to give you advice! Good luck! Please do keep...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, external beam radiation, brain radiation
Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, external beam radiation, brain radiation, tumor recurrence

Brain Tumors: Mental & Personality side effects of brain tumors, brain tumour, social occasions
Brain Tumors: Mental & Personality side effects of brain tumors, brain tumour, social occasions, situation life

Brain Tumors: GBM IV, right frontal lobe, brain tumors
right frontal lobe, brain tumors, temador: All cases are unique. But I would say that his maximum survival time would be around one year. I - or anybody else - can not be more precise than that. When I mentioned final effects I meant those just before death. Since so far about ½ a year has passed I...

Brain Tumors: GBM IV, gbm, misdiagnosis
gbm, misdiagnosis, wks: Yes there are a few, but how truthful is unfortunately quite another matter! Sometimes they may be due to a misdiagnosis too. Braintumors are sometimes hard to diagnose correctly. But a correctly diagnosed GBM grade IV (4) has a very bad prognosis indeed regardless...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, brain tumor surgery, temperal lobe
brain tumor surgery, temperal lobe, short term memory loss: Well the main reasons for these sad effects are the activities of her brain tumor. Surgery and radiation therapy etc. are but minor factors in this sad situation. Glioblastoma multiforme is a 100% sure killer unfortunately. She may show stroke like symptoms...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, frontal lobes, stary eyes
frontal lobes, stary eyes, cat nap: Mainly it is his tumor that has done this to him. He may be awake some days but eventually he will start to sleep most of the time, then drift into a coma and then pass away. This will happen within a number of months. I doubt very much that he will be able...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, brain volume, meterial
brain volume, meterial, survival time: Decadron (a cortison drug) does have side effects. His brain swelling (at least partly caused by surgery & radiation etc.) may have decreased on its own. In that case a smaller dose may indeed benefit him. Actually head ache or any other pain, nausea and vomiting...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme grade 4, survival times, grade 4 glioblastoma
survival times, grade 4 glioblastoma, shelley: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! It is hard to predict survival times with any accuracy. A grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme usually survive around one year from primary treatment. When he starts sleeping most of the time you will know that he...

Brain Tumors: JPA in 42 yo female, cerebral peduncles, right frontal lobe
cerebral peduncles, right frontal lobe, optic chiasm: This was a hard question! Based on her very long medical history (17 years) I wonder if the grade of her tumor was correctly evaluated back in 1991. The grade was probably lower (a 2 or a 1). Due to the recent behaviour of her tumor I wonder if there has been...

Brain Tumors: Lump on head, e mail address, lump on head
e mail address, lump on head, cancer doc: Whatever it is it is not a brain tumor. Apart from that It is impossible to tell you what it is without an examination. It MAY be a local inflammation since it seems to hurt and be tender, but that is not sure! Let a surgeon check it! I m sorry to bother...

Brain Tumors: lump on the right side in the back of my head, e mail address, cancer doc
e mail address, cancer doc, brain tumor: This is NOT a brain tumor! Let a surgeon check it. I m sorry to bother you with an appeal for help. I know that it is exactly the opposite of what you expect from a volunteer at AllExperts. But I really have nowhere else to turn, except to the people...

Brain Tumors: Mental & Personality side effects of brain tumors, brain tumors, medical oncologist
brain tumors, medical oncologist, brain tumor: That depends mostly of the location and size of the tumor. I have mostly been involved with radiation therapy and chemo therapy of these tumors. So for a better evaluation of these effects you should direct this question to an expert of neurology, which I...

Brain Tumors: MR scan of the brain without contrast interpretation, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, intensity change: Well, I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors, NOT a neurologist or a diagnostic neuroradiologist which you have to be in order to answer your question well! Furthermore there are no real indications here that...

Brain Tumors: mother with brain mass (7) in total, brain mass, mri scans
brain mass, mri scans, bleedings: I doubt very much that 7 brain masses are caused by any accident with a horse (if they were bleedings that would already be known). So this is something else. Without knowing EXACTLY what her CT AND MRI scans showed it is impossible for me to tell you more....

Brain Tumors: My mother in law, brain tumour, short term memory loss
brain tumour, short term memory loss, short term memory: It is very common that lung cancers spread to the brain. She will sleep more and more and become more and more confused. She may show more stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. Eventually she will drift into a coma and then pass away. There will be...

Brain Tumors: multiple brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, survival time: It is probable, based on the fact that multiple lesions have been seen, that they in fact are several metastases fom a cancer somewhere else. Based on that I would say that his survival time can be measured in months or even weeks. That is all I can tell you...

Brain Tumors: Non small cell adnocarcinoma 4B now multiple brain tumors, brain tumors, inderol
brain tumors, inderol, lung cancers: It is very common that lung cancers spread to the brain as here. It is not necessary that it is in her throat for this to happen. The fact that it has spread to her brain is in itself enough of an explanation. Her muscle control for swallowing has probably...

Brain Tumors: regarding brain tumor, surgical decompression, brain tumor
surgical decompression, brain tumor, tumor symptoms: Well, it must be the decision of the patient if he wants to accept surgery or not. No one else can do that in this situation. If he does not want it then that should be respected And indeed he would not gain much from it. I m sorry to bother you with an...

Brain Tumors: unidentified brian tumour, brain tumour, cm consultant
brain tumour, cm consultant, malignant brain: If indeed it is a sarcoma there it has most probably spread to this location from somewhere else in his body where in that case he has a primary tumor not yet detected. A sarcoma somewhere that also has spread to the brain (and if it has spread to somewhere...

Brain Tumors: 14 year old had MRI today, catscan, radiologist
catscan, radiologist, ct scan: Yes it seems they have found something that should not be there due to his accident (meaning that the accident made it necessary to check him and due to that this was found). It probably has nothing to do with his accident (a CT scan would be enough for that)....

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic astrocytoma WHO grade 3, malignant brain tumor, tumor cases
malignant brain tumor, tumor cases, chemo therapy: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! Unfortunately these patients early on rarely have general symptoms so they seem much healthier than they are in reality. It is never wrong to ask for a second opinion but if her diagnosis is correct her situation...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: I m not a neurosurgeon, I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. If there had been no surgical complications I would have been willing to answer. But in this situation with surgical complications I think you...

Brain Tumors: Brain Mets from RCC, conventional radiation therapy, brain mets
conventional radiation therapy, brain mets, stage 4 cancer: A 4 mm tumor in his brain is indeed small enough to be treated with the GammaKnife. However since his cancer had already spread to his lungs before that he was a stage 4 cancer case even before this brain lesion was found. If his cancer has spread to somewhere...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Grade 2 Astrocyroma, brain frontal lobe, neuro surgeons
brain frontal lobe, neuro surgeons, brain tumor: If the neuro surgeons have concluded that surgery is not an option then it probably is not. Otherwise surgery would be one. Radiation therapy may be one too. If indeed a grade 2 tumor he may live with this for many years. There are NO differences in treatment...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, radiotheraphy: Unfortunately if it returns it may kill her! It is actually most unfortunate that you did not allow radiation therapy and chemo therapy since those treatments could cure her. I doubt very much that any herbal medicine will be of any help at all. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor & HGH, short bowel syndrome, brain tumor
short bowel syndrome, brain tumor, warning signs that: Since you were on HGH for quite some time without problems and with good results I fail to see what the problem is - except that your insurance company wants to save money! But I m a Swede living in Sweden so I have NO knowledge of US insurance policies in...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumors stage IV melanoma, conventional radiation therapy, malignant melanomas
conventional radiation therapy, malignant melanomas, basal ganglia: No one really knows which is best, but since malignant melanomas usually are not very sensitive to conventional radiation therapy ( whole head here) I would start with something that I know at least will work here. So I would start with the GammaKnife here....

Brain Tumors: brain stem glioma, poor prognosis, brain tumor
poor prognosis, brain tumor, brain stem: Ok. I see. That is indeed a high grade - the highest - so unfortunately his prognosis is very bad - especially so with that location. It is then not surprising that his deterioration is so fast. Knowing these facts I very much doubt that he will live much...

Brain Tumors: brain tumer, medical oncologists, radiation therapists
medical oncologists, radiation therapists, mri scan: Impossible to answer without knowing what kind of tumor that was seen. The CT scan should be followed by an MRI scan and then neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists should decide what should and can be done. Please do keep...

Brain Tumors: bump like tumours all over the body, cranial nerves, genetic illness
cranial nerves, genetic illness, lipomas: If it really is a number of fat tumours (can only be surely known after biopsies have been done for a pathologist to study) then you have a number of lipomas. If indeed they are lipomas they are not dangerous. But there exist NO medicine that can treat this....

Brain Tumors: what are the chances?, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, gbm brain tumor
anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, gbm brain tumor, what causes brain tumors: In this situation I can not exclude any genetic factor. You should discuss this matter with a university affiliated experienced neurologist with interest in genetics. Do that soonest. MRI-s can show us the conditions of you and your boys at present. It will...

Brain Tumors: ct scan, strange feelings, civilized cities
strange feelings, civilized cities, brain cancer: Dear Hamed, while a CT scan does deliver more radiation to the checked body than an ordinary x-ray picture does the amount given by a single CT scan will NOT increase your cancer risks in any measurable way. It can also NOT cause any strange feelings afterwards...

Brain Tumors: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma brain tumour, primary brain tumors, brain tumor
primary brain tumors, brain tumor, calcium deposit: I have no personal experience of this kind of tumor. In fact even its tumor nature is not quite clear. These tumors may be locally aggressive but metastatic spread is less common. At least a few cases believed to be primary brain tumors have been found before,...

Brain Tumors: what to expect, malignant lesion, radiation therapy
malignant lesion, radiation therapy, brain tumour: Without knowing what kind of tumor he has it is very difficult to answer. However since radiation therapy has been suggested it is most likely a malignant lesion. At best radiation therapy may reduce the size of his lesion and slow down its growth later on....

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic astrocytoma WHO grade 3, anaplastic astrocytoma, brain surgery
Brain Tumors: Anaplastic astrocytoma WHO grade 3, anaplastic astrocytoma, brain surgery, frontal lobe

Brain Tumors: Stage 3 Oligodendroglioma Prognosis, momment, old stuff
Brain Tumors: Stage 3 Oligodendroglioma Prognosis, momment, old stuff, tumor

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Brain-Tumors-1000/2008/8/Grade-III-Astrocytoma-effects.htm
diagnostic neuroradiology, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Yes that is hard but for a good explanation you should direct this question to an expert of diagnostic neuroradiology which I m not. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. After checking your web site I doubt...

Brain Tumors: ganglioglioma, benign, right temporal lobe, brain tumors
right temporal lobe, brain tumors, brain tumor: Anything that is a glioma is basically a malignant (cancer like) tumor. But how malignant it is depends on its GRADE. The level of grade in the question you refer to obviously was high so quite malignant. What it was in your case I do not know. A very low...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, brain tumor, radio therapy
brain tumor, radio therapy, brain surgery: I m sorry to hear this! Unfortunately treatment is not always successful even initially. I doubt any further surgery can be considered until after any new MRI scan so that the present condition can be evaluated. You should discuss this situation with his drs....

Brain Tumors: Hello, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: Probably not. Let a good neurologist check you instead! That is the best advice I can give you! Dear Shannon, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors, NOT a neurologist! It is a neurologist you should ask about...

Brain Tumors: lumps in the back of my head, tension headaches, brain tumors
tension headaches, brain tumors, lumps: From your description it seems that they are - or that at least one of them is - (a) local infection(s)/inflammation(s) in your skin. Whatever they are they have nothing to do with brain tumors. So your headaches may very well be caused by tension. Anyway...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer spread to the brain, diagnosis of lung cancer, brain tumors
diagnosis of lung cancer, brain tumors, lung cancers: Unfortunately it is very common that lung cancers spread to the brain. Yes he seemed to get well but so far lung cancers have about the same bad prognosis as they always have had. So unfortunately those hopes were too optimistic. His present tumors can be...

Brain Tumors: Meningioma, proton beams, gammaknife
proton beams, gammaknife, meningioma: I would much appreciate to read the FULL report so that any mistakes can be avoided! But from what you have given me I can conclude that she has a tumor close to her brain. It is probably (but without the full report I can not be sure) located close to her...

Brain Tumors: Metastases Melanoma Brain Tumors, groin lymph nodes, gamma knife treatment
groin lymph nodes, gamma knife treatment, target size: No one can promise that a cancerous tumor has been completely removed since there is always a risk that malignant cells remain behind unfortunately! There has probably been a bleeding in his tumor which is not very uncommon. It may be a side effect of his...

Brain Tumors: Metastasized Breast Cancer - End Game?, lobes of the brain, brain radiation
lobes of the brain, brain radiation, time horizon: I m sorry to read about her and your problems! Survival time - always uncertain - can probably be measured in months. She may show stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. She will start sleeping more and more eventually drift into a coma and then pass...

Brain Tumors: mass on left side of brain, left side of brain, grade 4 glioblastoma
left side of brain, grade 4 glioblastoma, brain tumors: Well, yes usually. If it is say a meningioma it is probably not malignant and can probably be successfully treated with surgery - so not very scary. If on the other hand it is a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme it would be very malignant and his prognosis very...

Brain Tumors: mother, gamma knife, survival times
gamma knife, survival times, dark circles: Unfortunately her dr. is most probably right even though it is impossible to precisely predict survival times. She may suffer stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits but that is far from certain. She will sleep more and more, eventually drift into a...

Brain Tumors: oligogendrogliomas stage 2, brain tumors, survival times
brain tumors, survival times, temodar: Well most brain tumors if only partially removed usually do come back, so that is also probable here. However with this tumor, especially if it is a GRADE 2 tumor (brain tumors usually do NOT have stages) rather long time survival is still possible even in...

Brain Tumors: prengnant with brain tumor, mri brain scan, primary brain tumors
mri brain scan, primary brain tumors, brain tumors: Dear Jennifer, no one knows what causes primary brain tumors and there is no reason to believe that a childhood accident has caused her present condition. Furthermore if what she has truly is a cluster of brain tumors then it is more probable that these are...

Brain Tumors: Radiation on Maligant Melanoma, conventional radiation therapy, brain radiation
conventional radiation therapy, brain radiation, gammaknife: How big are his brain tumors? If too big the GammaKnife can not be used. Melanomas are often not very sensitive to conventional radiation therapy, so in principle the GammaKnife should be preferred - if at all possible! But even with the GammaKnife I can not...

Brain Tumors: re question, cause scar tissue, medical oncologists
cause scar tissue, medical oncologists, radiation therapists: Dear Kathleen, this was a hard and difficult question! To be able to give you a good answer I would need a very complete knowledge of your case which I do not have. In fact you would need a team of neurologists, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, radiation therapists...

Brain Tumors: Stage 3 Oligodendroglioma Prognosis, brain tumor patients, malignant brain tumor
brain tumor patients, malignant brain tumor, temador: These tumor patients usually live a lot longer than other malignant brain tumor patients. Even so a grade 3 tumor case patient survives for a considerably shorter time than a grade 2 patient (a less malignant case). The mean survival time of a grade 3 case...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, radiation treatments, astrocytoma grade 3
radiation treatments, astrocytoma grade 3, chemo treatments: I m sorry to read about his & your problems! The fact that he sleeps a lot tells me unfortunately that his tumor is progressing again. Unfortunately after he has received these treatments nothing more can be done at present. His sutvival time can probably...

Brain Tumors: Brain cancer, brain cancer, radiation therapy
brain cancer, radiation therapy, holistic treatments: No unfortunately nothing can be done. Well you can give radiation therapy but that will just slow down the process somewhat. That is all unfortunately! It has nothing to do with previous treatments. No cure is possible. It may be sooner than 3 months or later...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain parenchyma, biopsy report
brain parenchyma, biopsy report, short term memory: Frozen section diagnosis is LESS certain than paraffin embedded specimens in diagnosis! But brain tumor pathology is HARD. There is nothing wrong in asking for a second opinion on the pathology. Even so I think it is best to start her radiation therapy as...

Brain Tumors: Is it a brain tumor ?, signs of a brain tumor, brain tumors
signs of a brain tumor, brain tumors, horrible memory: If there had been a tumor giving these symptoms it should have shown up on your CT scan. An MRI scan would have been even more sure. But there are other possibilities than a brain tumor though those are outside my area of expertise here (brain tumors) since...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor grade4, brain tumor, raditation
brain tumor, raditation, brain control: No not really, the important thing here is your information that he sleeps 16 hours out of 24 presumably and that he gets fuzzy and slurs. The more a brain tumor patient sleeps the more advanced the tumor is. In comparison his stomach and peeing are not...

Brain Tumors: brain tumors, malignant brain tumor, inoperable brain tumor
malignant brain tumor, inoperable brain tumor, brain tumors: Depends on what kind of tumor it is. It can hardly be a really malignant brain tumor. If that had been the case he would have been gathered to his ancestors long ago! The type of behavior you describe may indeed be caused by some brain tumors. If his tumor...

Brain Tumors: Cerebellar Pilocytic Astrocytoma
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Brain Tumors: Congeital cyst (brain), nice bloke, medical oncologist
nice bloke, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Sir, I m a Swede living in Sweden. I m retired since almost 6 years after a stroke that left me partly paralyzed in my left side due to high blood pressure (now under control) and am right now myself undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. I have no idea...

Brain Tumors: is this the end, right arm, nails
right arm, nails, radiation: Probably he has a cancer somewhere else that has spread to his brain. Based on your description he is getting near his end but he is obviously not there yet so more things may happen. When he sleeps all the time he will be VERY close to his end. He will then...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma mulitiforme, grade 4 glioblastoma, biopsy results
Brain Tumors: glioblastoma mulitiforme, grade 4 glioblastoma, biopsy results, temador

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, bleak outlook, gbm
Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, bleak outlook, gbm, hejsan

Brain Tumors: Paediatric Pilocytic Astracytoma,Patient Cameron Els age 7 yrs, sloan kettering cancer center, sloan kettering cancer
Brain Tumors: Paediatric Pilocytic Astracytoma,Patient Cameron Els age 7 yrs, sloan kettering cancer center, sloan kettering cancer, memorial sloan kettering

Brain Tumors: GMB Grade 4 Astro (something), right frontal lobe, cancer doctors
right frontal lobe, cancer doctors, bells palsy: If his tumor is in the motorical cortex (the part of his brain that controls muscular movements) and on the right side of his brain then his paralysis on his left side should be connected with that (the control is crossed). GBM IV tumors have an extremely...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma brrain tumor, decadron, survival rate
decadron, survival rate, personal opinion: Well, I normally do not answer detailed questions with regards to medication here since that is the responsibility of the dr. in charge of treatment. However under the circumstances I have to admit that it probably does not matter here. But I also unfortunately...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma mulitiforme, temador, head ache
temador, head ache, new feelings: If his diagnosis is correct - many brain tumors are VERY hard to diagnose (correctly) - then his survival time would be around one year from primary treatment. If his diagnosis is correct or not I do not know but mistakes here are not impossible and MAY influence...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, brain cells, dear catherine
brain cells, dear catherine, survival time: Just by knowing the diagnosis, glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 I have unfortunately to tell you that no recovery, cure or survival is possible regardless of whatever treatment is used. Her survival time can AT MOST be measured in months. Probably less. I m...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, brain tumors
glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, brain tumors, survival times: I answered a more or less identical question earlier today. Same patient? All glioblastoma multiforme GRADE 4 tumors (brain tumors almost never have stages only grades) have an extremely bad prognosis unfortunately. In short they are not curable and always...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumors, brain tumors, survival time
brain tumors, survival time, time scale: I m sorry to read about her and your problems! Unfortunately she will become more and more confused, may suffer stroke like symptoms and more epileptic fits. She will sleep more and more, eventually all the time, then drift into a coma and then pass away....

Brain Tumors: headaches, symptoms of a brain tumor, brain tumors
symptoms of a brain tumor, brain tumors, head ache: I m a Swede living in Sweden. I have no idea what is available over the counter where you are - wherever that may be. If you have this much head ache problems you should let a dr. check you (best a neurologist) and thereby make sure if your suspicion of a...

Brain Tumors: inoperable tumour, proton beams, gammaknife
proton beams, gammaknife, malignant tumor: Honestly I think she should accept the radiation therapy & chemotherapy since they are the only chance she has got. It may not be enough but that is all that can be done. Stereotactic radiation therapy (CyberKnife or GammaKnife or proton beams depending on...

Brain Tumors: level 4 Glioblastoma, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, corpus collosum: I m sorry about your situation! You will become more and more confused. There may be stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. You will sleep more and more, eventually drift into a coma and then pass away. There will not be much - if any - pain. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer, cell lung cancer, brain radiation
cell lung cancer, brain radiation, small cell lung cancer: That is unfortunately quite possible. Lung cancers often spread to the brain. Radiation therapy to the brain can be used to slow the process down but even so - if this is what has happened - his survival time can unfortunately probably be measured in months...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma cancer from chest to neck and now brain..., malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, radiation therapy: I m sorry to read about your problems! You have asked me a straight question so you deserve a straight answer. But I do not expect you to like it - or rather I know you will not! Your malignant melanoma has spread to a distant organ (to your brain). That...

Brain Tumors: melanoma with mets, malignant melanomas, radiation therapy
malignant melanomas, radiation therapy, extreme pain: Unfortunately probably not. Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy and chemo therapy though now and then you may find one that is. So maybe.... However with such a widely spread tumor the prognosis is probably very bad. I m...

Brain Tumors: meningioma tumors, proton beams, cancer answer
proton beams, cancer answer, optic nerve: Well that is not a big growth in absolute terms and a growth of 3 mm (less than 1/8 of an inch) in about 4 months can hardly be called rapid. Its location however is rather critical. Even so it MAY be possible to treat it radiologically (without surgery) by...

Brain Tumors: metastatic brain melanoma, malignant melanomas, tumor cells
malignant melanomas, tumor cells, radiation therapy: Even if MRI does not show anything there is NO guarantee that no tumor cells remain within the surgical area (MRI does NOT operate on a microscopical level) and bitter previous experience makes it probable that tumor cells do remain there. Experience from...

Brain Tumors: need help, correct assumption, student period
correct assumption, student period, living in sweden: First of all I m a Swede, living in Sweden and my entire professional career - I m now fully retired after a stroke that left me partly paralyzed in my left side, due to high blood pressure now under control, I have been retired almost 6 years now and I m...

Brain Tumors: Paediatric Pilocytic Astracytoma,Patient Cameron Els age 7 yrs, proton beam therapy, uppsala university hospital
proton beam therapy, uppsala university hospital, radiation therapy department: Both proton beams and stereotactic radiation therapy (GammaKnife, CyberKnife) can probably be used but proton beams will probably give you a better definition. In Sweden (where I live) proton beam therapy can at present only be given at the Uppsala University...

Brain Tumors: primary cerebral lymphoma, brain biopsy, cerebral lymphoma
brain biopsy, cerebral lymphoma, 3 rounds: Unfortunately it is impossible to say since it based on what you have told me seems impossible to know with any certainty how successful her treatment has been. Without knowing that no evaluation or prediction of any value is impossible unfortunately. ...

Brain Tumors: reocurring tumor ""lille hjerne"", chemo treatment, conventional radiation
chemo treatment, conventional radiation, survival times: Dere kan meget godt skrive paa dansk. Jeg aer svensk og kan godt laese dansk! But since you have asked in English I ll not continue in Danish or Swedish but in English. This is obviously - given the long time before the tumour returned - a low grade tumour...

Brain Tumors: short term memory loss, brain tumor removal, malignant brain tumors, short term memory
malignant brain tumors, short term memory, medical oncologist: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant) brain tumors. This is a purely surgical situation and I m not a neurosurgeon. So you should direct this question to an expert of either neurology or neurosurgery...

Brain Tumors: Want to know about brain tumor, brain tumours, medical oncologist
brain tumours, medical oncologist, brain tumor: Dear Hrishita, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumours. I m NOT a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. Your question should be answered by a neurologist! So I strongly suggest that you direct it to an expert of neurology...

Brain Tumors: 23 Year Old w/ Level 3 Tumor, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, bad grades: The prognosis of a brain tumor is linked to its GRADE (what you here call level). The higher the grade the worse the prognosis. Grade runs from 1 to 4 where grade 4 then obviously carries the worst prognosis. Both grade 3 and grade 4 are usually called the...

Brain Tumors: Abnormal CT of Head, mri brain scan, living in sweden
mri brain scan, living in sweden, temple area: Epileptic symptoms are not unusual in alcoholics. Since a CT scan was not conclusive (not unusual) it should be followed by an MRI brain scan. But I m surprised his drs. have not done that already! I m a Swede living in Sweden so I can hardly recommend any...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma Brain Tumor, astrocytoma brain tumor, brain tumors
astrocytoma brain tumor, brain tumors, radiation therapy: Unfortunately there are no other options at present. For brain tumors at present only surgery. radiation therapy & chemotherapy are available. Both surgery and radiation therapy are in this case now impossible. Chemotherapy may still technically be possible...

Brain Tumors: anaplistic astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, survival time: Highly malignant brain tumors - as her tumor seems to be an example of - are always lethal even with full therapy. Her survival time will probably be around one year or somewhat longer. She may develop stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. She will...

Brain Tumors: Brain Metastis, survival time, radiation therapy
survival time, radiation therapy, health issue: You call hospice right away because you may need help at any time! If her brain is involved her survival time may even be shorter - even with radiation therapy to her brain. She may develop stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. She will become more...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, head ache, brain tumor
head ache, brain tumor, gammaknife: If his MRI scans have not shown any growth or change and the last one was very recent there is no reason to think that this head ache which can have a large number of causes in any way should indicate any such change. If indeed there is no change at all your...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, central neurocytoma, occipital neuralgia
central neurocytoma, occipital neuralgia, seperate occasions: I do agree with the neurosurgeon. Without any biopsy it is not known what kind of tumor the patient suffers from. It is then not possible to evaluate what kind of treatment that would be best or the prognosis of the patient with treatment or without it. So...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, primary brain tumor, primary brain tumors
primary brain tumor, primary brain tumors, brain tumors: Primary brain tumors only very rarely spread outside the central nervous system. However any cancer elsewhere in the body may spread to the brain. So you may have misunderstood the situation, what they are looking for may be a primary cancer elsewhere that...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma, primary brain tumors
anaplastic astrocytoma, primary brain tumors, brain tumors: Unfortunately they are probably both. They are probably epileptic in nature to some extent BUT they also indicate a progress of his illness! A GRADE 4 (malignant primary brain tumors do not usually have stages) astrocytoma has a VERY bad prognosis! However...

Brain Tumors: brain tumer, quater, brain tumer
quater, brain tumer, numbness: Depends on what KIND of tumor it is. If benign it is probably not dangerous and its size would in that case permit radiological non surgical treatment with the so called GammaKnife. However, if malignant (cancerous) her situation is very serious! Only her...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: It may well be that his tumor is close to the center of his brain and surgery may then be impossible or very difficult! Well regardless of if he is treated or not the same things will unfortunately happen - though if treated it will take some more time until...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, intensity radiation, brain lesions
intensity radiation, brain lesions, double mastectomy: Radiation therapy of her brain can be tried as can high intensity radiation therapy (with the so called GammaKnife) of the lesions close to her optic nerve and her brain stem. But that can only be done if these lesions are small enough (around 1 inch in size...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, cancer battle, mom
Brain Tumors: brain tumor, cancer battle, mom, torture

Brain Tumors: GBM stage IV, frontal lobes, brain surgeon
frontal lobes, brain surgeon, decadron: Why are you writing them & they all the time but ONE (1) tumor? Are we not discussing ONE (1) patient? Well MRI scans do give indications if it is a GBM or not BUT the final diagnosis AND evaluation of grade IS and SHOULD be based on microscopical studies...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma-residual tumor?, residual tumor, radiation treatment
residual tumor, radiation treatment, mris: I will not say that this is impossible BUT it is indeed MOST UNUSUAL! So I think his original tumor should be reviewed again to check if it really was a grade 4 tumor. It is VERY difficult to evaluate grade, so mistakes are not unheard of. To me it seems probable...

Brain Tumors: grade 2 glioma brain tumor, lateral ventricle, seizure meds
lateral ventricle, seizure meds, medical oncologist: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors, not a neurologist or neurosurgeon. So I strongly suggest that you discuss anti epileptic medication with a neurologist or neurosurgeon. Especially since I m also a Swede...

Brain Tumors: MALIGNANT MELANOMA, malignant melanoma, melanoma
malignant melanoma, melanoma, immune system: Methods to strengthen the body s own immune system and trigger it so that it will attack cells of this kind of tumor (and other kinds of tumors). Experiments with immunotherapy have recently showed very promising and interesting results. BUT they are still...

Brain Tumors: Melonoma, severe pain, lymph nodes
severe pain, lymph nodes, metastatic: I have not much information here to go on. However his melanoma seems to be widely spread. His general condition will most probably deteriorate but without much more clinical information it is impossible to be more specific with regards to how his future developments...

Brain Tumors: melanoma cancer....brain, lung, lymph glands, malignant melanomas, lymph glands
malignant melanomas, lymph glands, malignant melanoma: Has it been established that his malignant melanoma has indeed spread to his brain? If so his remaining survival time will at most be a few months even with radiation therapy (malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy)...

Brain Tumors: meningioma - 6 weeks post resection, csf leakage, pins and needles
csf leakage, pins and needles, medical oncologist: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors but I m NOT a neurosurgeon! The nasty taste (connected to her CSF leakage) and that CSF leakage itself were definitely in some way connected to her surgery. Probably also...

Brain Tumors: mets brain melanoma, malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, radiation therapy: It is possible that her immune system may have played a role but a lime sized tumor must have been there quite some time. There is as far as I know no reason not to take any vitamins then - any other medication that may have been influenced? Yes you do have...

Brain Tumors: pituitary brain tumour/cyst, pituitary tumors, macroadenoma
pituitary tumors, macroadenoma, brain tumour: Dear Lulu, I m a Swede, a Swedish medical doctor living in Sweden. So I have no idea how your insurance operates on this matter. But pituitary tumors CAN indeed have serious consequences and surgery etc. there is also a serious business. However discuss this...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 GBM, brain tumors, poor prognosis
brain tumors, poor prognosis, brain surgery: It may be some kind of epileptic variation. Epileptic fits are not unkommon with brain tumors or brain surgery. But you must understand that this is very much a speculation from my side. A GRADE 4 (brain tumors do not normally have stages) glioblastoma multiforme...

Brain Tumors: scar tissue, cancerous brain tumors, mengioma
cancerous brain tumors, mengioma, medical oncologist: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant/cancerous) brain tumors but I m not a neurosurgeon. Meningiomas are mainly treated surgically and are usually benign. Radiation therapy usually plays a rather minor...

Brain Tumors: tumors on thalamus, radiation therapy for prostate cancer, radiation therapist
radiation therapy for prostate cancer, radiation therapist, effects of radiation: Both tumors and patients are individuals not identical copies/clones. So to predict both survival time and coherent time is most uncertain. But even with therapy I unfortunately expect her survival time to be measured in months certainly not in years. Her...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade III, hospice center, lack of oxygen
hospice center, lack of oxygen, educated guess: Yes it is a very strange case! Being nominally a Protestant Christian but in reality a very skeptic agnostic - and according to my dear wife also a cynic, though I call myself a skeptic realist - I leave all religious matters to my wife (who is an Israeli...

Brain Tumors: Brain cancer-GBM, tumor cases, blood transfusion
tumor cases, blood transfusion, brain cancer: Well, glioblastoma multiforme tumor cases can live at most around one year or a little longer from primary treatment but they can pass away at any moment. In this case it will probably happen MUCH sooner but how soon is anybody s guess unfortunately. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumor, malignant brain
brain tumor, malignant brain, brain tumour: This is NOT an ordinary brain tumor, this is a pituitary tumor! Neurosurgery of this location is VERY tricky! It is probably easier for an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon to reach this location via sinus sphenoidale behind the nose! So his neurosurgeon should...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor
Something must have happened like a stroke or a brain hemorrhage. Bleedings can happen in tumors so that may be the cause. Since she has diabetes she is at a higher risk of that too. With this her prognosis does change and I have unfortunately to agree with...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, short term memory, short term memory loss
short term memory, short term memory loss, mri scan: A stroke was of course a possibility. But now his CT scan has shown something which probably is a tumor. What did his MRI scan show (MRI is better for tumors than CT)? Such a tumor can be a primary there (starting there) or it may be a secondary (starting...

Brain Tumors: brain melanoma, national cancer institute, malignant melanoma
national cancer institute, malignant melanoma, immunotherapy: There are experiments in immunotherapy for malignant melanoma going on but they are still experimental and not in ordinary clinical use. For the latest news there you have to contact the National Cancer Institute. Even with working immunotherapy - which we...

Brain Tumors: Ear Tumor, excedrin migraine, ventricle area
excedrin migraine, ventricle area, ear tumor: Without an examination it is impossible to tell you what this is. I may not have anything to do with cancer. But I see no reason why you have to wait 6 weeks. Let an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon check it soonest so that we will know what it is. Good luck! ...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor, excisional biopsy, cell morphology
Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor, excisional biopsy, cell morphology, recurrance

Brain Tumors: Left Parietal Adenocarcinoma, brain cancer, god god
Brain Tumors: Left Parietal Adenocarcinoma, brain cancer, god god, death experiences

Brain Tumors: symptoms of progression /glio metforme, glioblastoma
Brain Tumors: symptoms of progression /glio metforme, glioblastoma

Brain Tumors: GBM 4, grade 4 glioblastoma, lack of memory
grade 4 glioblastoma, lack of memory, survival time: Right, one - or more - MRI brain scan(s) is/are necessary to make some sort of prediction of what is happening. Well if things develop in a bad way your wife will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. There may be stroke like symptoms and...

Brain Tumors: GBM grade 4, survival time, radiation therapy
survival time, radiation therapy, avastin: Regardless of any therapy GBM tumors grade 4 all have a very bad prognosis unfortunately. Surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy can at present only temporarily relieve symptoms to some extent and prolong the survival time - also to some extent. That is...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma, enzastaurin, avastin
enzastaurin, avastin, question thanks: That is of course possible. However all GBM patients follow more or less the same pattern so far. Avastin is a new drug here. Some progress has been reported after its introduction but we have yet to see any cure. Personally I believe that we still do not...

Brain Tumors: GMB progression, life insurance policies, violent threats
life insurance policies, violent threats, building a house: What you report does happen now and then - though certainly not always. Thinking and personality are after all functions of an organ, the brain, and his brain is severely disturbed and damaged by his illness and its treatment. These symptoms should not come...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma grade IV, blood cell count, white blood cell
blood cell count, white blood cell, merck manual: No it is not a typical response. It depends entirely on if and in that case how quickly and to what level her blood values can be restored which is unknown at present. I suggest that you check the diagnosis on Merck Manual on the Web. Any search engine will...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma muliforme, brain tumours, survival time
brain tumours, survival time, therapy surgery: I suppose you mean a GRADE 4 as brain tumours normally do not have stages. A grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme case has a very bad prognosis unfortunately - regardless of any therapy. Surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy can at most temporarily relieve...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 astrosytoma, malignant brain tumours, hereditary causes
malignant brain tumours, hereditary causes, alarming increase: The causes of malignant brain tumours are completely unknown at present, but there are also at present NO reasons to believe that there are any hereditary causes. I m NOT aware of any real alarming increase of the incidence of these tumours anywhere. What...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: A lipoma is a benign tumor NOT a cancer - which is my specialty. It is rather uncertain if your symptoms have anything to do with this lesion. But that is best answered by a neurologist or a neurosurgeon which I m not (I m a medical oncologist & radiation...

Brain Tumors: Lymphoma Brain Tumor, malignant brain tumor, non hodgkins lymphoma
malignant brain tumor, non hodgkins lymphoma, right frontal lobe: It may be (brain swelling due to the radiation). Has he been given any corticosteroids against such swelling? Though his illness may also play a role. That his personality has returned to his old self is a good sign but we do not know how long it will last....

Brain Tumors: MELANOMA BRAIN TUMOR, stage 4 cancer, malignant melanomas
stage 4 cancer, malignant melanomas, brain tumor: Unfortunately no better treatment is available anywhere. Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy & chemotherapy. And since his melanoma has spread to his brain he is now a stage 4 cancer case which in principle at present is...

Brain Tumors: Mom-age 82 Glioblastoma Multiforme, low blood pressure, glioblastoma multiforme
low blood pressure, glioblastoma multiforme, radiation therapy: I always try to give honest & truthful answers here - which some people have criticized me for, but I have to assume that people who ask questions want truthful and not sugarcoated answers bordering on straight lies - so I have to tell you that surgery, radiation...

Brain Tumors: melanoma -brain tumour, tanning booths, chronic tiredness
tanning booths, chronic tiredness, skin grafts: Well melanomas are caused by sunshine (UV light) in most cases, something which is abundant in Australia. But also here in arctic Sweden melanomas are now around 50(!) times more common than they were around 1950 when I was a small boy. The reason is other...

Brain Tumors: nsclc then sceondary brain tumour, ping pong ball, brain tumors
ping pong ball, brain tumors, brain tumour: A straight question deserves a straight answer even if disturbing. When exactly was your brain surgery? Did you have any postsurgical radiation therapy to your brain? Any chemotherapy? Usually when secondary brain tumors due to a lung cancer (not an uncommon...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma, brain tumor, skull cap
brain tumor, skull cap, survival time: We are probably discussing a survival time that can be measured in months - at most. She will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. There may also be stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. When she sleeps all the time her end will be...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor, grand mal seizure, acute hemorrhage
grand mal seizure, acute hemorrhage, right temporal lobe: First of all, I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. Your question should to a large extent be answered by a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. Probably best by a neurologist....

Brain Tumors: Left Parietal Adenocarcinoma, left parietal lobe, colon cancer
left parietal lobe, colon cancer, life span: Depends among other things on how much of his tumour that was removed - and how much that remains. Of that I have no information. It is possible but I can certainly not guarantee it. And even if he survives till then his condition may be such that he can...

Brain Tumors: symptoms of progression /glio metforme, glioblastoma multiforme, survival time
glioblastoma multiforme, survival time, radiation therapy: I suppose that what he had was a glioblastoma multiforme? This kind of tumor has a very bad prognosis. Surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy can only temporarily relieve symptoms to some extent and - also to some extent - prolong survival time. That is...

Brain Tumors: T2 hyperinteisity in posterior tracts at C5, malignant brain tumors, cafe au lait spots
malignant brain tumors, cafe au lait spots, optic glioma: Yes von Recklinghausen s neurofibromatosis can give rise to neuromas, for example in the cranial nerves. One example is acoustical neuromas of the 8th cranial nerve (the hearing & balance nerve). However your question needs to be answered by an expert of diagnostic...

Brain Tumors: Troubling Signs, narcotic pain killers, eye muscles
narcotic pain killers, eye muscles, tylenol 3: As can be seen from my bio page here I m NOT a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING (mainly malignant) brain tumors. I have diagnosed brain tumors too but far less often. And I m here ONLY...

Brain Tumors: 12 yr. old with GBM, brain tumors, fitness advice
brain tumors, fitness advice, debulking: I m sorry to read about his & your situation! I presume that you mean a GRADE 4 GBM tumor as brain tumors rarely have stages but do have grades. Unfortunately all GBM grade 4 tumors have a very bad prognosis regardless of treatment. There is unfortunately...

Brain Tumors: AA3, brain pathology, mri results
brain pathology, mri results, oral chemotherapy: I do understand your concern! But this is such an irregular tumor behavior - especially if he is still alive - that I can not give you any definite answer. However I do suggest that his tumor material - if possible - is reexamined by neuropathologists in order...

Brain Tumors: afraid..., symptoms of brain tumors, pins and needles
symptoms of brain tumors, pins and needles, medical oncologist: This is actually at least a question for a neurologist - which I m not, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist. So I do suggest that you direct your question to such an expert! Good luck! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma grade III, brain tumors, fitness advice
brain tumors, fitness advice, survival time: There are uncertainties here. 3 to 5 years are possible but 3 is more probable. Once it returns survival time is usually very short so not much difference really. I m not aware of any such GOOD site. In reality classification of brain tumors is a very difficult...

Brain Tumors: Brian Stem Glioma, brain stem glioma, fitness advice
brain stem glioma, fitness advice, biopsy: Yes CyberKnife or GammaKnife treatment CAN be done without biopsy, though I myself would greatly prefer to have it done AFTER a biopsy so that I would know with some certainty what it is that I m treating! However to do a biopsy in this location may be very...

Brain Tumors: benign brain tumour- long term side effects, headaches and dizziness, co codamol
headaches and dizziness, co codamol, amitryptaline: Well there are many kinds of pituitary tumors. The name pituitary tumor just tells us that it is located in the pituitary. Since the pituitary is very close to where the optic nerves from the eyes cross each other visual symptoms are common with these tumors....

Brain Tumors: brain cancer gbm stage 4, lower extremities, brain tumors
lower extremities, brain tumors, brain cancer: Since brain tumors rarely have stages but do have grades I assume that you mean a GBM grade 4. Based on that and your description I unfortunately have to tell you that he does have a very bad prognosis regardless of therapy. Survival times are usually not...

Brain Tumors: brain mri/headaches, fitness advice, blurry eyes
fitness advice, blurry eyes, burry: Without an examination it is impossible to answer. So let a neurologist check you! A new MRI is probably necessary too. Good luck! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor and cancer, inoperable brain tumor, fitness advice
inoperable brain tumor, fitness advice, cervical cancer: To be able to answer this I do need to know EXACTLY what kind of inoperable brain tumor she has (there are many kinds all with different prognosis)! So please clarify! If she has a cervical cancer it IS serious and she can NOT afford (healthwise) to miss appointments!...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, long-term side effects, brain tumor, local doctors
brain tumor, local doctors, fitness advice: It is possible in both cases but far from certain! I do suggest that she is checked by local doctors. Both a neurologist and an orthopedic surgeon should be included. Without examinations we can not come further. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: concern, dense areas, fitness advice
dense areas, fitness advice, inflammations: It probably is not a sign of any tumour but of local inflammations. What that may be is something your neurologist will have to tell you since it is outside my area of exprtise here. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed....

Brain Tumors: daughters brain tumour, causes of brain tumors, unfortunate coincidence
causes of brain tumors, unfortunate coincidence, brain tumors: Yes with some cancers the tendency to develop them may be inherited. However the causes of brain tumors are at present unknown - not even any known genetic links at present. So for the time being we will have to consider your 2 daughters as an unfortunate...

Brain Tumors: diffuse astrocytoma, AVM, and pregnancy, proton beams, pregnancy and childbirth
proton beams, pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy question: OK, so it is a grade 2, which IS a slowly growing tumor (grade 1 & 2 are more well behaved and grow slowly while grade 3 & 4 are bad and grow fast, worst is grade 4). However grade MAY change over time. Usually in a worse direction. I doubt that there will...

Brain Tumors: double vision, fitness advice, decadron
fitness advice, decadron, glioma: Well this improvement would be impossible in a glioma with anti tuberculosis medication so most probably this IS a tuberculoma and not a glioma! It could perhaps temporarily become somewhat worse in the beginning - but that does not seem to have happened -...

Brain Tumors: double vision and dizziness, benine tumor, fitness advice
benine tumor, fitness advice, brain surgery: Unfortunately I can not tell you anything more than your neurologist told you, simply because it is unknown. Though I hope you will get better! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Father sick for months, heart bypass surgery, numbness in hands and feet
heart bypass surgery, numbness in hands and feet, numbness in hands: No, I do not think any symptom giving brain tumor can remain hidden from MRI scans. However without the possibility of doing examinations of my own I can hardly contribute to solving this true mystery. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: brain mri/headaches, arnold chiari, eye problems
Brain Tumors: brain mri/headaches, arnold chiari, eye problems, headaches

Brain Tumors: GBM - second recurrence, brain cancer, gamma knife
brain cancer, gamma knife, traditional therapies: To be frank I do not think traditional therapy has much to offer in this situation (except maybe a short extra survival extension) so though being a shot in dark since we do not know if it is of any value at all I have to suggest clinical trials. Which one?...

Brain Tumors: gbm lV, swelling of the brain, closed space
swelling of the brain, closed space, radiation therapy: GBM IV tumors usually have a very bad prognosis. It is very doubtful if a stroke - in combination with surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy - could improve the prognosis very much. GBM IV tumors usually grow back and that is what causes the late brain...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, stage 4 glioblastoma, brain tumors
stage 4 glioblastoma, brain tumors, cancerous tumor: Glioblastoma (multiforme) is indeed malignant (very much so) but strictly speaking not a cancer (though in many ways it behaves like one). You probably mean a GRADE 4 glioblastoma since brain tumors rarely have stages and glioblastomas hardly ever has it but...

Brain Tumors: headache, tension head, fitness advice
tension head, fitness advice, dull pain: You are welcome! The head aches you describe sound like tension head aches NOT tumor head aches! Well you can always ask him to order a new MRI scan. If he does you will know with certainty if you have anything there or not! Good luck! I have some computer...

Brain Tumors: headches, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, gynecologist: You can not base any such diagnosis just on head aches. That is a too common symptom to be of any use alone. But there are other - even serious - conditions with that symptom and that are associated with pregnancies. So discuss this urgently with your gynecologist!...

Brain Tumors: lipoma, severe headaches, ventrical
severe headaches, ventrical, fitness advice: Aha, well that is rather unusual for a lipoma but not impossibl. Yes in that case that may be possible. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer and brain tumor, small cell carcinoma, cell lung cancer
small cell carcinoma, cell lung cancer, stage 4 cancer: Well if this is a small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain - which happens rather often with these cancers - and perhaps also to the liver and rib cage then the situation is indeed very serious and the probable survival time even with full treatment...

Brain Tumors: MRI?, worst case scenario, fitness advice
worst case scenario, fitness advice, portland hospital: If she is better now it may well have been a virus but to be on the safe side I do recommend that her MRI IS DONE! Better safe than sorry! Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Can a melanoma brain tumor exist without cancer elsewhere in the body?, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: Well at least theoretically it is probably possible but if so anyway very rare (melanomas in the eyes are a reality and the eyes are really part of the central nervous system - i.e. the brain). However you are right, Melanomas of the brain are usually secondary...

Brain Tumors: pathology result grade iii anaplastic astrocytoma, nuclear pleomorphism, brain lesion
nuclear pleomorphism, brain lesion, world health organization: I assume that all is from the same patient. The patient has been surgically operated for a malignant brain tumor in his right frontal lobe. The tumor is a malignant astrocytoma (mostly though there is also a small oligodendroglioma (more benign) component....

Brain Tumors: scar tissue from brain surgery, scar tissue, radio therapy
scar tissue, radio therapy, fitness advice: If there is a change the risk that there is a new tumor there is unfortunately rather high but not a certainty. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: stage 4, brain hemmorage, stage 4 cancer
brain hemmorage, stage 4 cancer, brain hemorrhage: Your question is somewhat unclear. Am I to understand that your friend has a cancer somewhere and that that cancer has spread to the brain of your friend and that there also is a brain hemorrhage there (just a brain hemorrhage is not a proof of cancer there)?...

Brain Tumors: symptons of human reaction, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, gustaf: Are you asking with regards to a brain tumor patient? If so what kind of tumor, its location, size, pathology & treatment? I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: worried!!, brain mri, brain tumor
brain mri, brain tumor, dull ache: Well, based on the information you have given me it is most unlikely that your symptoms have anything to do with any brain tumor. That is all I can tell you based on that information. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain Cancer, brain cancer, fitness advice
brain cancer, fitness advice, survival time: Radiation therapy is still a treatment option. But even with that treatment her survival time can probably be measured in months. Certainly not in years. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, malignant brain tumour, brain tumor
malignant brain tumour, brain tumor, fitness advice: This does sound bad. If she has a malignant brain tumour which seems very likely her prognosis in this situation was bad from the beginning. But it is turning worse faster than expected. The question of any usefulness of her treatment is uncertain but my...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor - stomach pain, brain tumor, severe stomach pain
brain tumor, severe stomach pain, fitness advice: You should consult with a neurologist about this since this is a neurology question. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: BrainCancer, mri brain, lumbar puncture
mri brain, lumbar puncture, bone tumor: The biopsy IS NEEDED. The puncture is more difficult to evaluate. Has any CT or MRI brain scan been done? Results? I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brainstem glioma and stereotactic radiosurgery, karolinska university hospital, brainstem glioma
karolinska university hospital, brainstem glioma, stereotactic radiosurgery: Du får mycket gärna skriva på norska. Jag har inga problem med vare sig bokmål eller nynorsk.I personally do not have that experience, but as a Norwegian I do not think that there would be any problem for your husband to be treated in Sweden, for example...

Brain Tumors: brain/gland tumor, brain tumor, pituitary tumor
brain tumor, pituitary tumor, breast size: Well if an MRI scan of her brain did not show any pituitary tumor then usually (practically always) there is no tumor there. Any tumor there that can cause any visual problems should be easy to spot that way. The rest of your question should be directed to...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumor, radio therapy
brain tumor, radio therapy, brain tumour: To be able to answer I do need her exact brain tumour diagnosis and grade! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 ...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, occasional headache, brain tumor
occasional headache, brain tumor, fitness advice: This is what I wrote: The main reason for the steroids is to reduce his radiation induced brain swelling. That treatment is very important. No more surgery is possible and his chemotherapy will not cure him and can not go on forever since even with treatment...

Brain Tumors: brainstem tumor, doom and gloom, fitness advice
doom and gloom, fitness advice, astrocytoma: Yes if too big (close to 4 cm or more in size) the GammaKnife is unfortunately out of the question at present. To answer the rest of your question I do need access to the full MRI results. If possibhle you can copy it here. I have some computer problems...

Brain Tumors: My daughters tumors, yolk sac tumor, pathology report
yolk sac tumor, pathology report, hemotologist: This was a HARD one! If even her neurosurgeon and pathologist disagree it is difficult for me to have any specific opinion. But you can always demand a second opinion with regards to her pathology report to try to clarify things. Good luck! Please do keep...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain radiation, temodar chemo
Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain radiation, temodar chemo, pain thanks

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, fitness advice, avastin
fitness advice, avastin, gustaf: Radiation would most probably have been better. Bu NO cure is unfortunately available at present! This drug can at most only have a temporary effect. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is...

Brain Tumors: grade 3 brain stem glioma prognosis, brain stem glioma, fitness advice
brain stem glioma, fitness advice, grade 3: Unfortunately that is at present the sad but correct truth! There was nothing you or anybody else could do at that time - or now if it had happened today! So do not blame yourself for something you were not responsible for and could not influence! I have...

Brain Tumors: growth inside head, cancerous tumor, head scan
cancerous tumor, head scan, fitness advice: A growth there is a tumor. It may be benign (non cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Which it is we do not yet know. Were her scans both CT and MRI scans? So it can indeed be a cancerous tumor but not necessarily so. I have some computer problems so...

Brain Tumors: hypothalumus removed-brain tumor, neuroendocrine hormones, brain tumor
neuroendocrine hormones, brain tumor, fitness advice: To answer this I need a VERY detailed description of his case, more or less his full case history. It would probably be easier to ask his doctor. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Malingnant Brain Tumor, malignant brain tumors, tumor diagnosis
malignant brain tumors, tumor diagnosis, brain tumor: Those tumors have a somewhat better prognosis than most other malignant brain tumors. But better here only in a relative sense since most such tumors have a really nasty prognosis. And the fact that it is inoperable and a rather malignant grade 3 will not...

Brain Tumors: late stage glioblastoma, fitness advice, sleep patterns
fitness advice, sleep patterns, gustaf: Sleep patterns are different from patient to patient but when she sleeps ALL the time her end is near. That may be weeks to some months away. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: How long does she have??????, liver cancer, brain cancer
liver cancer, brain cancer, rare exceptions: That is the usual normal survival time once a cancer has spread to the brain. But of course there are always rare exceptions, though the final outcome will even then remain the same. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. ...

Brain Tumors: Marijuana And Brain Tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, tumor growth: Well nothing is known with regards to marijuana and brain tumors but what IS known is that marijuana is at least as cancerogenic as tobacco with regards to lung cancer etc.! So it is NOT a habit I can recommend! An increase in symptoms may signal tumor growth...

Brain Tumors: Mass found on CT & MRI, ocular migraines, cluster headaches
ocular migraines, cluster headaches, fitness advice: It may be a tumor. If it is a low grade one it will grow slowly so then in that case 3 months are not too long. But get a second opinion! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic breast cancer, brain metastases, cancer nurses
brain metastases, cancer nurses, whole brain: Unfortunately the cancer usually comes back and usually does so after a not very long time span (months at most usually). So her hope of a survival of years and years is most probably in vain unfortunately. She has probably received a full dose and then...

Brain Tumors: Mri says 6mm lesion on base of 5th cranial nerve, 5th cranial nerve, non cancerous tumors
5th cranial nerve, non cancerous tumors, fitness advice: Since it is on your 5th cranial nerve and not your 8th (your hearing and balance nerve) it is most doubtful if this has anything to do with your hearing problem. Both meningiomas and schwannomas are benign (non cancerous) tumors. A 6 mm tumor (1 inch = 25.4...

Brain Tumors: malignant brain tumor stage 3, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, malignant brain tumor
anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, malignant brain tumor, biopsy diagnosis: OK, a CT alone is not enough. However I m not sure that an MRI 4 years ago would have shown anything either. Discussions on how long it has been there are rather speculative with far too few facts available. But with the diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma...

Brain Tumors: medulloblastoma, fitness advice, metastases
fitness advice, metastases, gustaf: I m sorry to read of his and your problems! Unfortunately there is at present not anything more that can be done. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: melamona, gamma knife surgery, fitness advice
gamma knife surgery, fitness advice, survival time: Unfortunately there is no good available therapy options. His survival time can probably at most be measured in months. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach...

Brain Tumors: melanoma brain metastases, brain metastases, malignant melanomas
brain metastases, malignant melanomas, stage 4 cancer: Unfortunately no one can guarantee to get it all out as this is just one more example of. Since his malignant melanoma now has spread to his brain it is now a stage 4 cancer which at present is incurable. Malignant melanomas are also usually not very sensitive...

Brain Tumors: Potential Brain Problem, difficulty spelling, medical oncologist
difficulty spelling, medical oncologist, brain tumors: What I do recommend is that you should let a neurologist - I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumors - check you soonest! Good luck! I have some computer problems...

Brain Tumors: pineoblastoma grade IV, lumbar puncture, real choices
lumbar puncture, real choices, radiation therapy: Unfortunately I do not think there are any other options. While radiation therapy of the central nervous system is no picnic we should not make it worse than it is. Besides there are no real choices here. I do not think your craniospinal therapy will cause...

Brain Tumors: radiation or not, t2 hyperintensity, needle biopsy
t2 hyperintensity, needle biopsy, contrast enhancement: I see. I was considering stereotactic radiation therapy (GammaKnife or proton beams). But with these measurements it is probably too big for that. So only conventional radiation therapy remains. If I were in your shoes I would accept such treatment if the...

Brain Tumors: What do i have?, concution, brain tumors
concution, brain tumors, conversion disorder: I m sorry, since this most probably has nothing to do with brain tumors it is outside my area of expertise here. I have some computer problems so unfortunately my reply is delayed. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: 2 centimeter mass, brain tumor, agent orange
brain tumor, agent orange, loss of balance: I do not know at present if that mass really is a brain tumor or not. But I can not exclude the possibility. You SHOULD have an MRI scan of your brain too and then discuss your situation with a neurosurgeon and a neurologist to find out what should and can...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Recurrence, conventional radiation therapy, proton beams
conventional radiation therapy, proton beams, radiotheraphy: A cyberknife is able to deliver a much higher dose at a higher rate than conventional radiation therapy (the GammaKnife and proton beams share the same ability). But they also all share the disabilty to treat as large volumes as can be treated with conventional...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, radiation therapy: Brain tumors usually do not have stages. They only have grades. A grade 2 (II) astrocytoma may live for several years after surgery & radiation therapy. In the long run most malignant brain tumors (and a grade 2 tumor is also malignant though less so than...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumor patients
malignant brain tumors, brain tumor patients, radio frequency ablation: Honestly I think 3 to 5 years of survival time is somewhat optimistic. I would have said 2 to 4 years MAYBE! No such a long time is not realistic. When a brain tumor starts giving head aches the tumor is already rather far gone. It is therefore not realistic...

Brain Tumors: Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), boron neutron capture therapy, sir fred hoyle
boron neutron capture therapy, sir fred hoyle, astronomer sir fred: Ok, since you continue in English and not in Norwegian I too will continue in English. Your description of the neutron-boron reaction is quite correct. In theory it is a VERY effective & efficient treatment method with few negative theoretical aspects and...

Brain Tumors: Brain "Mass", malignant brain tumors, brain mass
malignant brain tumors, brain mass, brain tumors: 1. Yes it is. 2. The important thing here is what KIND of tumor it is. If a benign (non cancerous) tumor, like a meningioma, she may be cured. If on the other hand it is a malignant (cancerous) one either primary - starting in her brain - or secondary - arising...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, physical thearpy, brain tumor
physical thearpy, brain tumor, chronic headaches: Head ache symptoms are Extremely difficult to evaluate! Mainly because they are so common! Furthermore, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors (in short a cancer dr.). However I m not a neurologist. You should...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor in renal transplant patient, malignant brain tumor, renal transplant patient
malignant brain tumor, renal transplant patient, kidney transplant: A grade 3 to 4 malignant brain tumor is indeed at present fatal even with full therapy (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy). The only difference is that a grade 3 patient may live somewhat longer (up to around 2 years or so after primary treatment)...

Brain Tumors: black spots MRI, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, brain tumor: I do not know. It does not sound like a brain tumor anyway so this is outside my area of expertise. You should direct this question to a diagnostic neuroradiologist. I m not that! I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of brain tumors....

Brain Tumors: brain stem glioma, brain stem glioma, proton beams
brain stem glioma, proton beams, condiction: Unfortunately no one can tell you how well radiation therapy will work in his case. But since this seems to be his only option I do not think there is much choice. He has to try it! How big is his tumor? If not too big it may be treated with special radiation...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, primary brain tumor, stage 4 cancer
primary brain tumor, stage 4 cancer, brain tumors: Since there are more than one tumor it is probable that this is not a primary brain tumor case but a case where a cancer somewhere else in his body has spread to his brain. That immediately means that this is a stage 4 cancer. That is indeed very bad and regardless...

Brain Tumors: cerebral aneurysm and tumour, radiation therapy for prostate cancer, cerebral aneurysm
radiation therapy for prostate cancer, cerebral aneurysm, occasional headaches: If you can supply me with her FULL CT & MRI & angiography reports - you can copy them here - I can probably tell you what I would do myself (I m right now under combined hormone & radiation therapy for prostate cancer) but without that information it is impossible...

Brain Tumors: clival chordoma, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, baseball size: Chordomas are treated surgically. In cases like this by a neurosurgeon. I m not a neurosurgeon but a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. This is therefore outside my area of expertise. You should direct this question...

Brain Tumors: DECT 6.0, rf transmission, radio signals
rf transmission, radio signals, radiation exposure: Cordless phones & mobile (cell) phones put out radio signals. So the radiation from such devices is entirely within the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum. For electromagnetic radiation to be able to cause cancer it needs - as far as is known today...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Recurrence, cyberknife, glioma
Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Recurrence, cyberknife, glioma, radiation

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma, example measurements, inch diameter
Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma, example measurements, inch diameter, spherical objects

Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, temador, gamma knife
Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, temador, gamma knife, brain cancer

Brain Tumors: nutrition and brain cancer, shill, cancer
Brain Tumors: nutrition and brain cancer, shill, cancer, apricot seeds

Brain Tumors: stage 2 astrocytoma, stereotactic biopsy, tumor growth
Brain Tumors: stage 2 astrocytoma, stereotactic biopsy, tumor growth, astrocytomas

Brain Tumors: Not sure where to file it but need help, hair ties, pain in my heart
hair ties, pain in my heart, topd: Since you have had these problems for years and is only 18 years old they most probably have nothing to do with any tumor. But it is obvious that you do need help which however is impossible to give without an examination. So I do suggest that you let a dr....

Brain Tumors: GBM, malignant brain tumors, pineal tumor
malignant brain tumors, pineal tumor, brain tumors: GBM means glioblastoma multiforme but the grade must still be added. OK so it is a grade 4. In that case his survival time - even with full therapy - is at most around one year or so. Here probably somewhat shorter since full therapy can not be given but by...

Brain Tumors: grade 2 astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: Malignant brain tumors are graded 1 to 4 with increasing malignancy with increasing numbers so grade 4 is most malignant. Grades 1 & 2 are not very malignant while grades 3 & 4 are. So with increasing grades and therefore increasing malignancy the prognosis...

Brain Tumors: Mamaw Sue, brain cancer, perfect angel
brain cancer, perfect angel, special person: Since her cancer is a stage 4 and has spread to her brain her prognosis is unfortunately very bad and no cure is possible. Her remaining survival time is most probably very short and it is hardly possible for her to fight this situation. So unfortunately I...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Breast cancer in brain, conventional radiation therapy, mri brain scan
conventional radiation therapy, mri brain scan, brain lesion: If her cancer has NOT spread to her brain it MAY be possible to control her cancer at least for some time with chemotherapy, but at present it can not be cured in that situation. But I can not guarantee anything and I do not like to promise more than I can...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Melonoma, conventional radiation therapy, radiation treatments
conventional radiation therapy, radiation treatments, fortune teller: If it is conventional radiation therapy that he will receive I doubt that it will be very effective since melanomas are usually not very sensitive to such radiation therapy or to chemotherapy. Unfortunately his remaining time when his tumor has spread to...

Brain Tumors: Metatastic melanoma, brain, conventional radiation therapy, 4 malignant melanoma
conventional radiation therapy, 4 malignant melanoma, gamma knife surgery: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems. No one can guarantee anything when a malignant tumor is removed especially not when it is more advanced (an in situ tumor = stage 0 has a good chance of being cured if removed but stages 1 and even more so...

Brain Tumors: melanoma of the brain, right frontal lobe, golf ball size
right frontal lobe, golf ball size, malignant melanoma: He is unfortunately a stage 4 malignant melanoma case. Since it has spread to his brain and it is in reality always impossible to get it all out surgically and since melanomas usually are not very sensitive to radiation therapy or to chemotherapy I unfortunately...

Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, national cancer institute, malignant melanomas
national cancer institute, malignant melanomas, brain tumors: Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some interesting and promising experiments in immunotherapy are going on at the US National Cancer Institute but they are still very experimental. I m sorry I have nothing...

Brain Tumors: nutrition and brain cancer, raw apricot seeds, vitamin b 17
raw apricot seeds, vitamin b 17, nutrition and brain: Sorry, it has not been proved at all! If it had NO ONE would be able to stop it from being used! After all raw apricot seeds are right now being used here in my native Sweden as a cheap substitute for almonds for making marzipan for a popular kind of bakery...

Brain Tumors: stage 2 astrocytoma, survival time, thalamus
survival time, thalamus, biopsy: In the long run they are especially as they MAY change grade over time - to a higher one. It is most uncertain if a biopsy is possible when other surgery is not. I m not up to date with any record survival time. But a grade 2 tumor MAY live for several years....

Brain Tumors: thalamus tumors, survival rates, mris
survival rates, mris, 8mm: With that location surgery is probably NOT an option. But radiological treatment with the so called GammaKnife MAY be possible. They are certainly small enough for such treatment. I have not enough statistics available - if indeed such exists for this rather...

Brain Tumors: 1 cm tumor in 4th ventricle, mri brain scan, brain tumor
mri brain scan, brain tumor, subependymoma: I m very sorry for your loss! It is possible. His tumor may have been slowly growing and benign (non cancerous) but so strategically located - quite possible in the 4th ventricle - that it when it reached a certain critical size blocked off the drainage of...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3/4, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, astrocytoma grade 3
anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, astrocytoma grade 3, dominant side: I m sorry to read of his - & your - problems! His chances of regaining that ability are most probably very slim or non existing. His life expectancy is around one year or somewhat longer, but not by much. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! ...

Brain Tumors: Bad headaches and many symptoms, sagittal t1, weighted sequences
sagittal t1, weighted sequences, brain tumor: Yes it does. Your MRI scan indicated that maybe there was a bone lesion in your skull (something MRI scans normally are not good at detecting) and therefore a CT scan (which is VERY GOOD at detecting such things) was ordered. The CT scan could NOT detect any...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain parenchyma, malignant tumor cells
brain parenchyma, malignant tumor cells, lumbar puncture: Apart from MRI without & with contrast there is at present no useful method. I have no objections or comments with regards to the chemotherapy given. That chemotherapy should be given is normal. Good luck & happy new year! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumors, inflammatory breast cancer, brain tumors
inflammatory breast cancer, brain tumors, radiation treatment: Unfortunately once her cancer has reached her brain her prognosis is very bad even with full treatment including radiation therapy. I do not expect her survival time to be more than measurable in months at most unfortunately. I m sorry I have nothing better...

Brain Tumors: blood brain barrier, blood brain barrier, brain tissues
blood brain barrier, brain tissues, nerve cells: Many drugs/medicines have difficulties in moving from the blood into brain tissues. That is probably due to the fact that the nerve cells in our brains are supported by the so called glia cells in our brains, not only structurally but also with regards to...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, brain cancer: Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. That those even so are used is due to the fact that nothing else is available. Unfortunately his survival time can probably at most be measured in months. I m sorry I...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumor, heart medication
brain tumor, heart medication, malignant tumors: Malignant tumors like patients are individuals not identical copies/clones. So there are individual differences here that will make it impossible to give you an exact and accurate time line. Especially when any treatment is involved (differences in response)....

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, malignant brain tumor, primary brain tumor
malignant brain tumor, primary brain tumor, severe headaches: Most types of MALIGNANT brain tumors are eventually fatal. That is such a common outcome that it is possible to state that that is the case in almost all such cases. If this survival time was estimated without treatment it is probably a grade 2 tumor. You...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, malignant melanoma, brain tumor
malignant melanoma, brain tumor, radation: There is of course a high probability that this has to do with his earlier malignant melanoma. But only a biopsy can tell us if that assumption is correct or not. Since he has several tumors in his brain it is likely that what he has are metastases from a...

Brain Tumors: Cancer, central nervous system, survival time
central nervous system, survival time, breast cancer: Yes she probably is but unfortunately this time I can not offer much hope. When it has reached the central nervous system like here the options are extremely limited. Even with therapy I m afraid that her survival time probably can be measured in months at...

Brain Tumors: epilepsy...maybe more?, mri brain scan, absent seizures
mri brain scan, absent seizures, medical oncologist: I m not a neurologist. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. This is something you should discuss with his neurologist. BUT if his CT scans are complemented with an MRI brain scan and nothing dangerous is...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3/4, right frontal lobe, dignosis
Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3/4, right frontal lobe, dignosis, better solutions

Brain Tumors: Does an MRI ever miss a brain tumor?, benign brain tumor, mayo clinic in rochester mn
Brain Tumors: Does an MRI ever miss a brain tumor?, benign brain tumor, mayo clinic in rochester mn, optic nerve

Brain Tumors: Pregnancy and craniopharyngioma, reproductive endocrinologist, craniopharyngioma
Brain Tumors: Pregnancy and craniopharyngioma, reproductive endocrinologist, craniopharyngioma, regrowth

Brain Tumors: GBN grade1V, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumour: Unfortunately not much if anything can be gained by previous health, age, good life etc. Malignant brain tumors grade 4 (IV) are all at present hopeless. Survival time with full therapy (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy) is at most 1 to 2 years. Without...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma - Multifocal, survival time, gbm
survival time, gbm, individual differences: Yes this question is - naturally - actually rather common with GBM patients. Over time he will become more and more confused and will also lose the ability to take care of himself (including hygiene etc.). There may be stroke like symptoms and even epileptic...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer, mri brain scan, cancer question
mri brain scan, cancer question, lung cancers: It is actually very common that lung cancers spread to the brain. First of all discuss this with her drs. We will nor KNOW how it is until an MRI brain scan is done. If she does have cancer there her probable survival time will be around a few months - at...

Brain Tumors: MRI-EEG, mri brain scan, excessive masturbation
mri brain scan, excessive masturbation, brain injury: First of all masturbation is NOT dangerous in any way and NOT a threat to your health! Second, no signs of your masturbation habits will be noticed in your MRI brain scan or in your EEG - not even when they are done together! So you do not need to worry about...

Brain Tumors: Does an MRI ever miss a brain tumor?, brain fog, brain tumor
brain fog, brain tumor, ct scans: I think that with 2 negative CT scans and one negative MRI scan both with & without contrast you should be rather secure on that point! Yes if the tumor is small enough, but then it is unlikely to give any symptoms. For something giving the symptoms you describe...

Brain Tumors: Pregnancy and craniopharyngioma, vitro fertilization, endocrenologist
vitro fertilization, endocrenologist, host mother: This is indeed uncertain territory. So if you want to be on the safe side I think you should abstain from children. If you absolutely want a child you are taking a risk. But of course you can (mostly) avoid the risk by having an in vitro fertilization with...

Brain Tumors: pregnancy and AA grade 3, malignant brain tumor, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3
malignant brain tumor, anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3, medical oncologist: You have asked my personal opinion and a straight question deserves a straight and honest answer. I will right now beg your pardon for my perhaps even brutal bluntness and frankness but I m an old military physician and police surgeon and medical examiner...

Brain Tumors: reading impairment from Glioblastoma IV, sloan kettering, medical oncologist
sloan kettering, medical oncologist, brain tumors: I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors but not a neurologist or an eye dr. or an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon. I strongly suggest that you direct your question to such a specialist since this is outside my...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain tumors, life expectancy, breast cancer tumor, secondary breast cancer
Brain Tumors: secondary brain tumors, life expectancy, breast cancer tumor, secondary breast cancer, breast

Brain Tumors: Grade 2-3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, brain tumor
anaplastic astrocytoma, brain tumor, brain tumors: Unfortunately it is. There is some real difference between a grade 2 and a grade 3 brain tumor. A grade 2 may live for quite a number of years while a grade 3 has a much shorter survival time. Here it was obviously hard to see if it was a grade 2 or a grade...

Brain Tumors: Grade IV primary brain cancer, brain cancer, brain centers
brain cancer, brain centers, head ache: Grade IV (4) primary brain cancer like glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) grade IV has a very limited survival time of around one year or a little longer from primary treatment even if full treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy in combination) is...

Brain Tumors: life expectancy, life expectancy, prognosis
life expectancy, prognosis, clones: A grade II (2) glioma MAY live for several years but the grade of the tumor may deteriorate to a higher number with a worse prognosis and there is always some uncertainty with grade since it is very hard to evaluate. Also both tumors and patients are individuals...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Melenoma, 4 malignant melanoma, brain metastases
4 malignant melanoma, brain metastases, malignant melanomas: Since I do not know what kind of infusion therapy he is receiving I can not offer any prognosis with regards to that. Since that probably is a clinical trial the experience of that medication is probably very limited or nonexistent yet. So I can not give you...

Brain Tumors: MRI revealed a mass behind ear, 8th cranial nerve, neurinoma
8th cranial nerve, neurinoma, automobile accident: It is not automatically a cancer with that position. If it is close to her hearing/balance nerve (8th cranial nerve) it may be an acousticus neurinoma. In that case there would normally be some hearing & balance symptoms. This MUST be checked & evaluated....

Brain Tumors: Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Pineal Region, squamous cell carcinoma, gamma knife radiation
squamous cell carcinoma, gamma knife radiation, radiation oncologist: 1. Since this is an EXTREMELY uncommon type of tumor case I m not aware of ANY statistics with regards to success rates with any kind of treatment - and I do believe no such exists. However based on regular tumor experience I DO AGREE with his drs. that this...

Brain Tumors: Small Cell Lung Cancer with Brain Mets, cell lung cancer, brain mets
cell lung cancer, brain mets, brain tumors: Unfortunately her survival time can most probably be measured in months certainly not in years. But it is impossible to tell you the exact number of months. Both cancers and patients are individuals not identical copies/clones. I doubt however that it will...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain tumors, life expectancy, stage 3 breast cancer, average life expectancy
stage 3 breast cancer, average life expectancy, brain tumors: She will become more and more confused, may suffer stroke like symptoms even epileptic fits. She will sleep more and more eventually all the time (then her end is near). Then drift into a coma and then pass away. Not much pain, if any. No not at all! Why...

Brain Tumors: Guidelines referred for cancer treatment in Sweden, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, radiation therapists: The guidelines are very standardized since the prognosis of all malignant brain tumors usually is so bad regardless of therapy. It is usually a combined effort by the neurosurgeons and the oncologists (who in Sweden are both medical oncologists and radiation...

Brain Tumors: she is getting worse i think...breast cancer in the brain, cancer doctor, breast cancer
cancer doctor, breast cancer, survival time: If indeed her breast cancer has spread to her brain her survival time unfortunately can be measured in months and her prognosis is very bad regardless of therapy. Radiation therapy may be of temporary benefit but that is all. I m sorry I have nothing better...

Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma Cancer, rare tumors, pathology report
rare tumors, pathology report, scott schneider: Astroblastomas are RARE tumors. To find such a tumor in the spine is also RARE! It is also not common in young children. I prefer to wait for the pathology report so that we will KNOW what this is and what to do! To evaluate the treatment options and the prognosis...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytom grad III, anses, tappat
anses, tappat, phonom: Du har fattat det helt rätt. Att det är så är beklagligt men är tyvärr verkligheten. Varför det är så vet man inte bara att det är så. Här skiljer sig således elakartade hjärntumörer från andra elakartade tumörer. Man har teorier om tumörstamceller men ingen...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma, low grade astrocytoma, right frontal lobe
low grade astrocytoma, right frontal lobe, physical weakness: Oh, that was a hard question! How low a grade? how big is his tumor? If it is a grade 1 tumor (1 of 4 possible grades where grade 4 is the worst) it will grow slowly. How much slowly is impossible for me to say. Tumors like patients are individuals not identical...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, malignant brain tumors, lahore pakistan
malignant brain tumors, lahore pakistan, brain tumors: Unfortunately all malignant brain tumors do have a very bad prognosis regardless of therapy. NO cure is possible and survival time even with treatment is very limited. ICU treatment can unfortunately NOT change that. So his drs. are unfortunately right. I...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor and lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, brain tumor
squamous cell carcinoma, brain tumor, lung cancers: If the information is correct then he would not live much longer even with treatment. Lung cancers have in general a very bad prognosis. Even worse when it has spread like this to the brain - common with lung cancers. Without treatment he can probably live...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, uncontrolled seizures, brain mass
uncontrolled seizures, brain mass, mri report: For me to be able to answer please - if possible - let me read her full MRI report! Madame, sorry to disappoint you but it is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone & everyone to answer without enough information to base that answer on! Your question did not contain enough...

Brain Tumors: brain stem glioma, brain stem glioma, brain tumors
brain stem glioma, brain tumors, radiation therapy: The location is not good. In that place it is probably inoperable. That means that only some form of radiation therapy probably is available in his case. Brain tumors grade 1 to 2 can usually live many years with treatment. But due to the location it is hard...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor from malignant melanoma, malignant melanomas, brain tumor
malignant melanomas, brain tumor, metal balls: If it is her old malignant melanoma that has reappeared now in her brain I have unfortunately not much to offer. Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy - so the offered treatments must be regarded as a kind...

Brain Tumors: % Chemotherapy treated, grade gliomas, cancer registry
grade gliomas, cancer registry, approximate percentage: I have been retired for 6.5 years now. So I m out of date. But probably most of these patients. But I can not give you an exact percentage no. See above. I think it was you I gave the Swedish cancer registry internet address to recently. If so try that for...

Brain Tumors: Coma After Meningioma brain surgery., glasgow coma scale, apollo hospitals
glasgow coma scale, apollo hospitals, medical oncologist: A meningioma is a benign tumor of the lining of the brain, not a tumor of the brain itself. Its treatment is entirely surgical. I m not a neurosurgeon or a surgeon, I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors....

Brain Tumors: CT and MRI of Brain, nerve conduction study, cranial nerves
nerve conduction study, cranial nerves, signal intensity: No neither your CT nor your MRI brain scans indicate any brain tumor. What is shown either indicates that you have brain infarcts (similar to heart infarcts but in the brain due to blood circulation problems there)or de-myelination (in that case probably due...

Brain Tumors: cancer, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, radiation therapist: Not necessarily at all. Depends on the location of her tumor in her brain. But this is something you should discuss with a neurologist not with me! I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumors and other tumors. NOT...

Brain Tumors: Daughter w/3 cancerous cells in 1 brain tumor, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, brain tumor
anaplastic oligodendroglioma, brain tumor, cancerous cells: While low grade oligodendroglioma cases can live many years a high grade (anaplastic) tumor case of this kind normally lives around 3-4 years from diagnosis. Here we now have to deal with a mixed tumor which also includes cells of the astrocytoma type. That...

Brain Tumors: what is it exactly?, biopsy specimen, brain biopsy
biopsy specimen, brain biopsy, skull bones: It is a surgical procedure. They have to pass through your skull bones and into your brain. That can be done as a major surgery OR stereotactically based on CT & MRI scans of your brain. With a long thin needle going in to the suspect area in order to obtain...

Brain Tumors: Fingers crossed it'll just go away . . ., base of my skull, essential tremors
base of my skull, essential tremors, muscle damage: First of all how are your thyroid hormones (T3 & T4)? Based on your symptoms I wonder about your neck condition. A neck x-ray examination is not enough to evaluate that. A clinical examination combined with an MRI examination would be essential to evaluate...

Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma Cancer, young adulthood, t8
Brain Tumors: Astroblastoma Cancer, young adulthood, t8, cancers

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma grade 4, hospice, brother
Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma grade 4, hospice, brother

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma grade 4, gamma knife, exact answers
gamma knife, exact answers, grade 4 glioblastoma: There are no sure exact answers to those questions. But ONLY his drs. should decide how much he should take! With this diagnosis his prognosis is bad unfortunately. Probable survival time after primary treatment is around one to two years. he will probably...

Brain Tumors: Glioma - left occipital lobe, radiation therapy for prostate cancer, radiation side effects
radiation therapy for prostate cancer, radiation side effects, pathology results: Thanks! Over time she will become more & more confused, may develop stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. She will sleep more and more. When she sleeps all the time her end is near. She will then drift into a coma and then pass away. There will be...

Brain Tumors: gbm multiforme, survival time, old mom
survival time, old mom, time estimate: Yes unfortunately. That is why I did write regardless of treatment... . At present no cure is possible. Treatment prolongs the survival time somewhat and decreases symptoms somewhat and temporarily but again no cure is at the moment possible. The time estimate...

Brain Tumors: headaches for 2months!!, brain tumor, mri brain
brain tumor, mri brain, exact area: Well, without an examination it is impossible for me to tell you what it is. BUT based on your description it is unlikely that this is a brain tumor case you are troubled with. Since you live in the UK and therefore are more or less forced to go via your G.P....

Brain Tumors: i have like a little ball, glandular tissue, fibrocystic
glandular tissue, fibrocystic, uz: Your throat I can not help you with. It is probably an infection if it hurts - so outside my area of expertise (cancer) here - and I can not examine you. If necessary you have to seek help with that from a local dr. At your age the risk that what you feel...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Breast Cancer, brain metastases, brain lesions
brain metastases, brain lesions, visible lesions: Once the process does start it will take only at most a couple of months or even a few weeks for it to run into conclusion. There may be local neurological symptoms due to the locations in her brain of her lesions. Of those locations I know nothing and it...

Brain Tumors: melanoma of the brain, malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma
malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma, radiation therapy: Unfortunately there are NO alternative options - in fact there are most probably no options at all if this really is a malignant melanoma that has spread to his brain. Then his prognosis is extremely bad unfortunately. Malignant melanomas are usually not very...

Brain Tumors: melanoma of the brain, multiple pulmonary emboli, malignant melanomas
multiple pulmonary emboli, malignant melanomas, golf ball size: No not really. The sad fact is that malignant melanomas usually are not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. So unfortunately your husband s treatment options are very limited and his prognosis - especially since his tumor has spread to his...

Brain Tumors: Nephew with Stage 4 Astrocytomas Cancer, malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumor, tumor cases: Many symptoms depend on the exact location of his tumor. Of that location I know nothing. General symptoms etc. are the following. He will over time become more and more confused, may show stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. He will also sleep more...

Brain Tumors: Odd Question...., causes of brain tumors, brain tumors
causes of brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: The causes of brain tumors are at present completely unknown but there are at present NO reasons to suspect that hair coloring in any way plays a role in that (my wife does it all the time and I have certainly no wish that she should develop a brain tumor)....

Brain Tumors: Percentage distribution of different histological types of brain cancer, types of brain cancer, brain cancer patients
types of brain cancer, brain cancer patients, e mail address: I have been retired for 6.5 years after a stroke so I m not up to date on this. Contact the cancer registry of the Swedish National Board of Health & Social Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Its home page address is: http://www.socialstyrelsen.se . Down to the left...

Brain Tumors: Percentages of Grade(I,II,III and IV) Gliomas in Sweden and Finland, anaplastic astrocytoma grade iii, brain cancer patients
anaplastic astrocytoma grade iii, brain cancer patients, percentage distribution: Sorry, I m retired after a stroke 6.5 years ago and do not have that material available. However if you contact the cultural attachés of the nearest Swedish, Finnish & Norwegian (& Danish & Icelandic?) embassies that information can most probably be made available...

Brain Tumors: Radiotherapy & Chemotherapy for Meningiomas, radiation therapy treatment, tumor recurrence
radiation therapy treatment, tumor recurrence, meningioma: There is an upper limit to how much radiation that can be given so it is most uncertain if any more meaningful radiation therapy can be given. Yes it MAY be possible to give her chemotherapy instead. But you must discuss that with her drs. as I know far too...

Brain Tumors: Scarred Arachnoid Membrane, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, arachnoid membrane: Unfortunately this is a question for a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. It is also outside my area of expertise (brain tumors) here. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. I therefore do suggest that you direct...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 Melanoma w/metastases, malignant melanoma, adrenal masses
malignant melanoma, adrenal masses, middle lobe: Honestly speaking I see very little - if indeed any - possibilities of any therapy here at present except purely palliative treatment (= symptom relieving treatment)in a hospice. Malignant melanoma is usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or to chemotherapy...

Brain Tumors: Survival timeframe for stage IV lung cancer, radiation therapy, lung cancer
radiation therapy, lung cancer, chemo: Without therapy (radiation therapy, chemotherapy) at most a few months but it may be much shorter. He will become more and more confused and sleep more and more over time. When he sleeps all the time his end is near. Sorry a more precise prediction can not...

Brain Tumors: a very strange condition, brain ct scan, optic chiasm
brain ct scan, optic chiasm, soft tissue masses: Without a biopsy it is NOT possible to state with any certainty: 1. What this tumor is - if cancerous or not! 2. If any cancer cells inside are inactive or not - in fact that is a very strange way of describing a tumor, a pathologist would hardly do it and...

Brain Tumors: It's symptoms of brain tumor?, mri brain scan, symptoms of brain tumor
mri brain scan, symptoms of brain tumor, noisy sound: Not necessarily or even probably. However without an examination it is impossible to tell you what this is or what it is not. So I do suggest that you let a neurologist check you! An MRI brain scan can exclude or confirm any suspicion of a brain tumor. Good...

Brain Tumors: Brain Lipoma >>>many symptoms<<<, medical oncologist, nerve system
medical oncologist, nerve system, brain tumors: I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. I personally doubt that your lipoma has anything to do with your symptoms. Based on your description I think that what you have...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor - Stage 4, malignant brain tumor, brain tumors
malignant brain tumor, brain tumors, tumor stage: Brain tumors usually do not have stages so what was meant was probably that it was a GRADE 4 tumor which fits with the rest of the description. In that case his drs. unfortunately are quite correct. A grade 4 malignant brain tumor has usually a survival time...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumour, brain tumor, brain tumour
brain tumor, brain tumour, optic nerve: The result of the surgery is too unpredictable with the limited information I have to be able to give you any kind of reliable prediction. If it now is a grade 4 brain tumor her prognosis is unfortunately very bad. I think a survival time of around one year...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor pathology report, grand mal seizure, tumor pathology
grand mal seizure, tumor pathology, pathology report: Dear Karen, neuropathology of brain tumors is hard & difficult. Often several very experienced & talented neuropathologists have to evaluate the material in consensus. So a delay of one or two weeks is not remarkable even though the delay for you, your husband...

Brain Tumors: boron neutron radiation, boron neutron, neutron radiation
boron neutron, neutron radiation, vital organs: Well it is potentially very promising. But still rather experimental and the only places where experiments and clinical use are going on are Finland, Japan & Norway. His tumor seems ideally located for this kind of treatment (pardon my choice of word). Besides...

Brain Tumors: brain melanoma has spread Doctor says full head radiation all that's left, conventional radiation therapy, brain under control
conventional radiation therapy, brain under control, malignant melanomas: Unfortunately in this situation the GammaKnife is hardly an option due to the number of new lesions. Well, conventional radiation therapy to your brain remains but malignant melanomas are not often very sensitive to such treatment so I can unfortunately not...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor from melanoma, conventional radiation therapy, malignant melanomas
conventional radiation therapy, malignant melanomas, new haven ct: Unfortunately it is impossible to guarantee that everything has been removed surgically. Probabilities can be discussed but never a certainty. In his case he is now a stage 4 malignant melanoma case with an unfortunately bad prognosis. Malignant melanomas...

Brain Tumors: Child with terminal brain cancer, terminal brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma
terminal brain cancer, anaplastic astrocytoma, good appetite: Unfortunately there is no reason to be hopeful. This may be due to a stronger than usual anti swelling effect of her steroid medication & side effects of the same medication. Steroids are used in order to reduce brain swelling. And they may boost a burst of...

Brain Tumors: Dont know what to do, mri brain scan, pitutary glands
mri brain scan, pitutary glands, appoitment: That is a hard question. Your dr. obviously needs that done to evaluate your medical situation. You know your economical situation best so I can not tell you what you can afford. Only you know that. But from a medical point of view the MRI brain scan is necessary...

Brain Tumors: Brain Lipoma >>>many symptoms<<<, lipomas, lipoma
Brain Tumors: Brain Lipoma >>>many symptoms<<<, lipomas, lipoma

Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, miracle
Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, miracle

Brain Tumors: mild hyperostosis frontalis interna, hyperostosis, meningioma
Brain Tumors: mild hyperostosis frontalis interna, hyperostosis, meningioma, schools of thought

Brain Tumors: pitutary tumor?, adrenal gland, endocrinologist
Brain Tumors: pitutary tumor?, adrenal gland, endocrinologist, tumour

Brain Tumors: Gbm grade III, karolinska university hospital, brain tumour
karolinska university hospital, brain tumour, thessaloniki greece: Unfortunately the treatment results of this kind of brain tumour is the same all over the world. I can not offer any better results here in Sweden even though he as an EU citizen from Greece has the same rights as a Swede to come here for treatment. Apart...

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 tumour, brain tumour, grade 3
brain tumour, grade 3, grade 1: How can they know that it was a grade 2-3? If it was not removed it has not been seen or evaluated by a pathologist. So that is not known! Furthermore the important line is BETWEEN grade 2 and grade 3! Grade 1 and grade 2 are slowly growing while grade 2 and...

Brain Tumors: glioma, conventional radiation therapy, thalamic glioma
conventional radiation therapy, thalamic glioma, chemotherapy: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! A high grade glioma has unfortunately at present a bad prognosis regardless of any and every treatment - even a combination of surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy. In her case the described location...

Brain Tumors: what will happen?, benign brain tumor, optic chiasm
benign brain tumor, optic chiasm, benign lesions: Ok. But if you can obtain her MRI report and copy it here it would be even better. That is a VERY tricky location! However she should consult people who are working with radiological treatment using the GammaKnife equipment. I have no idea where the closest...

Brain Tumors: information, pain in the left arm, head ache
pain in the left arm, head ache, shoulder region: You did not mention your leg before. Still let an orthopedic surgeon check you, maybe a neurologist too. Neck problems can indeed cause head ache! It is impossible, without any investigations at all, to tell you if this is dangerous or not. But it does not...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma in Brain, centemeters, brain tumor
centemeters, brain tumor, lipoma: Neither am I since this is a somewhat irregular behavior and a very unusual case as described. However IF treatment is necessary there is an alternative to surgery and that is radiological deletion of her lesion with the so called GammaKnife. The size of her...

Brain Tumors: Malignant Melanoma, lymph node dissection, malignant melanomas
lymph node dissection, malignant melanomas, brain lesions: Probably at most a couple of months - but it may be shorter. Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to chemotherapy or to radiation therapy. So I doubt that she would get much help from such treatment. There are side effects too but my objections...

Brain Tumors: Medullablastoma Diagnosed, brain tumours, biopsy report
brain tumours, biopsy report, malignant tumour: I agree with your dr. BOTH radiation therapy (including your whole brain AND your spine since this tumour has a tendency to spread via the cerebrospinal fluid to the whole central nervous system - it is also one of the few brain tumours that have a tendency...

Brain Tumors: Meningioma, medical oncologist, temporal lobes
medical oncologist, temporal lobes, brain tumors: A meningioma is not really a brain tumor, it is a tumor of the lining of the brain and can appear anywhere where that lining exists so that position that you mention is certainly not impossible. If his lesion is benign - most meningiomas are - there should...

Brain Tumors: melanoma on the brain, seven weeks, left leg
seven weeks, left leg, radiotherapy: This is a rather typical way for this kind of tumor to show its presence. Over time he will become more & more confused. He may show more stroke like symptoms and signs and even epileptic fits. He will sleep more and more. When he sleeps all the time his end...

Brain Tumors: melanoma spread to brain, stage 4 cancer, malignant melanomas
stage 4 cancer, malignant melanomas, cancer case: Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. So his radiation therapy must be regarded as a desperate measure of last resort. In this situation he unfortunately can only be expected to survive at most for a few months...

Brain Tumors: mild hyperostosis frontalis interna, hyperostosis frontalis, gammaknife
hyperostosis frontalis, gammaknife, meningioma: They do NOT go together. Yes your meningioma may cause your headaches. The treatment of meningiomas is primarily surgical. But with this location surgery may be somewhat tricky. There is also a non surgical radiological treatment called the GammaKnife. If...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma Tumor, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, temodal: No previous treatment had nothing to do with this. It is NOT unusual for malignant brain tumors to become more aggressive and to spread within the brain. Temodal will be of some help but ONLY temporarily. Unfortunately no cure is at present possible. I...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma Tumor, right frontal lobe, left side of brain
right frontal lobe, left side of brain, precise timetable: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a more precise timetable, mainly because I do not know HOW aggressive it now is after its change (= its new GRADE), but also because there are always uncertainties involved...

Brain Tumors: Parasagittal meningioma, posterior parietal, stereotactic radiation, parietal lobe
stereotactic radiation, parietal lobe, sagittal sinus: Are the measurements of your tumor that you have given me in cm or in inches? If in cm your meningioma is ideal for radiological treatment with the so called GammaKnife. The brain swelling due to the treatment in that situation a very minor problem and is...

Brain Tumors: Possible Tumor?, mri brain scan, brain tumor
mri brain scan, brain tumor, good shape: Sorry, there was a technical problem when I first tried to answer this! So I think you received a you are welcome message by mistake! Answer: Not necessarily. Your symptoms are at present too vague to indicate their cause with any certainty. However you...

Brain Tumors: pitutary tumor?, high cortisol level, muscle weakness in legs
high cortisol level, muscle weakness in legs, cause cataracts: Your question is actually to a large extent outside my area of expertise here and should be directed to an expert of endocrinology. However I think you should consult another dr.! While stress CAN cause long time menstrual disturbances I think your whole picture...

Brain Tumors: posterior fossa meningioma, conventional radiation therapy, ping pong ball
conventional radiation therapy, ping pong ball, density change: Thanks! You are welcome! Since your tumor is 18 mm x 15 mm it is 1.8 cm x 1.5 cm in size. When are the Americans going to leave the old fashioned, out dated and OBSOLETE inches, feet, yards, miles, pounds, Fahrenheit and gallons finally behind them and go...

Brain Tumors: recuring brain tumor, exact diagnosis, brain tumor
exact diagnosis, brain tumor, pathology report: If it was troly beign (not malignant) then your ris should be small. Say once per year or so for some years and then perhaps no more. But to give you a better advice I need to know your exact diagnosis or even better read your pathology report from your surgery....

Brain Tumors: Secondary brain tumor from a primary lung cancer, hospice nurse, brain lesions
hospice nurse, brain lesions, radiotheraphy: His survival time will most probably be determined by his brain lesions (lung cancers often spread to the brain). Based on that he brobably only has at most a couple of monts or even a few weeks left to live. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! ...

Brain Tumors: Swelling, brain tumors, going to the doctor
brain tumors, going to the doctor, parents: Kevin, this is probably a rest of a bleeding there. It may be necessary to let a surgeon check it. But so far it probably is not. But if it gets worse in any way it definitely is! However this has NOTHING to do with brain tumors so this is outside my area...

Brain Tumors: strange pain and doubt of brain tumor, mri brain scan, signs of brain tumor
mri brain scan, signs of brain tumor, strange pain: Symptoms and signs of a brain tumour are often so vague and uncertain that the only sure way of diagnosing it is an MRI brain scan or a CT brain scan (MRI is best). I therefore recommend that you let a local neurologist check you including such a scan. The...

Brain Tumors: suto tumor, csf pressure, hydrocephlus
csf pressure, hydrocephlus, medical oncologist: That is not a true brain tumor. It is indeed a kind of hydrocephalus. So it is outside my field of expertise here. This is something you must discuss with a neurosurgeon which I m not. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating...