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Brain Tumors: Is GBM IV hereditary?, gamma knife, mortality rate
gamma knife, mortality rate, gbm: As far as it is known at present it is not hereditary. GBM grade IV has a 100% mortality rate regardless of what is done in the form of treatment. At best treatment - so far - can only delay the process somewhat. Only if they get some sort of symptom or sign...

Brain Tumors: GBM IV Progression, hospice volunteers, tumor growth
hospice volunteers, tumor growth, temodar: Dear Fran, I nor researchers can explain why some GBM s at stage IV seem to be less aggressive in the beginning and then really aggressive later on.... This is just one of those ? in research that have failed to come up with an exact explanation..... ...

Brain Tumors: GBM IV - rapid changes, tumor types, cancer progression
tumor types, cancer progression, tumor growth: Phil: Thank you for your question. The speed with which a tumor grows is different in almost all patients. For example, if your mother-in-law is older and not very active, this variable alone would increase the tumor s rate of development and progression....

Brain Tumors: GBM IV, average life span, brain tumors
average life span, brain tumors, blood preassure: Dear Sandie, I am sorry to hear about your mother and you are in for a hard battle.... Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), is a VERY aggressive type of cancer and at stage IV it is HIGH GRADE.... The ringing is common in people with brain tumors and unfortunately...

Brain Tumors: GBM level 4 in a 43 year old man, brain tumor, steve cross
brain tumor, steve cross, 48hours: Dear Steve, The second opinion could be for BOTH reasons.... Another TOP neurosurgeon or Medical University and Teaching Hospital may have newer information or treatments and this doctor wants to make sure that HIS diagnosis is correct.... However, this...

Brain Tumors: GBM no longer a definite death sentence., time survivors, tomoxifen
time survivors, tomoxifen, term survivors: Unfortunately the OVERWHELMING majority still do. In all cancer therapy there have always existed rare cases where tumours with or without therapy have disappeared. Mostly for reasons unknown. But these are exceptions. You can not base any prognosis on that....

Brain Tumors: GBM Phase 4 brain tumor, gbm brain tumor, primary brain tumor
gbm brain tumor, primary brain tumor, apparent result: GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) grade 4 (IV) is the most malignant primary brain tumor that exists. So far it is considered incurable and usually kills its victim in about a year - and never much longer than that - from the date of primary treatment. This outcome...

Brain Tumors: GBM & Steriods, left temporal lobe, brain tumors
left temporal lobe, brain tumors, radiation treatments: Dear Debbie, The fact that your husband is taking radiation treatments and the chemotherapy is not necessarily meaning that it is doing any good... GBM s are rapid growing brain tumors, infiltrate into the brain, can not be stopped completely and the...

Brain Tumors: GBM stage 4, heart issues, glioblastoma multiforme
heart issues, glioblastoma multiforme, radiation therapy: I m sorry to read about his & your problems! A glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 has a very bad prognosis. Estimated survival time after primary treatment - whatever is done actually - is around one year. There is apart from surgery, radiation therapy & chemo...

Brain Tumors: GBM stage IV, double whammy, bendryl
double whammy, bendryl, stomach cancer: Dear Ann, Often, when surgery is done on the brain it can effect certain nervous system areas and what feel like an itch is not really an itch do to the common factors of itching like rashes, bumps, etc.... Therefore, if there are no rashes or bumps, this...

Brain Tumors: GBM Treatments, brain tumor treatment, european brain
brain tumor treatment, european brain, cpt11: Unfortunately in practical therapy there is (at least yet) no real difference between American & European brain tumor treatment! Personally I doubt that there will be any difference in the future either. Medical treatment among Western Nations (North America,...

Brain Tumors: GBM, gliadel wafers, gliadel
gliadel wafers, gliadel, statistics and probability: The chance is small, smaller than that of one, but not zero and not unheard of. It hardly affects her prognosis though as it unfortunately is what it is already with one. If you analyze the numbers though you will find that if you have one it slightly increases...

Brain Tumors: General, cancerous brain tumors, brain tumors
cancerous brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: Dear Marc, I can only give you general information and not specific information until you tell me what TYPE/NAME of brain tumor you have been diagnosed with... If you will find out the TYPE/NAME of your brain tumor and write me back I will be able to give...

Brain Tumors: Giving birth with a brain tumor., brain tumor, caesarean delivery
brain tumor, caesarean delivery, radiation dose: No you do not have that at present but it is at least possible that that could happen during labor! So you should at least discuss a Caesarean delivery with your dr. Also the risks to your baby from a CT scan are now much lower this close to its delivery than...

Brain Tumors: GLEEVAC?, brain tumours, brain surgeries
brain tumours, brain surgeries, leukemia treatment: Both are still very experimental drug treatments - especially with brain tumours - even if Gleevac is showing promise in among other things leukemia treatment. Gleevac is a kinase inhibitor that makes in principle immortal tumour cells mature, age and die....

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma, scan x, pain discomfort
scan x, pain discomfort, cancer treatments: Tricia: Thank you for your question. From what you ve described it does sound as if the pain your father is experiencing is a side effect of his cancer treatments. His treating physician was correct in ordering a stomach and chest exam (whether it be a...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Brain Tumor, chemotherapy drugs, brain tumor
chemotherapy drugs, brain tumor, radiation therapy: Dear Ashleigh, There is NO CURE for cancer of any type at this time.... There have been NO new drugs that are called the ULTIMATE CURE.... It is now and always has been that with chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy and surgery, that the cancers can...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Brain Tumor, glioblastoma brain tumor, brain tumors
glioblastoma brain tumor, brain tumors, radiation treatments: Dear Sherry, The problem with brain tumors and radiation is you do not know if it is the tumor itself that is causing the mood swings, irritability etc or the radiation treatments.... Both can make your father seem like a different person and it is very...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma & Dementia, suffering from dementia, brain cancer
suffering from dementia, brain cancer, swelling of the brain: Radiation therapy can cause swelling of the brain and that causes confusion (not real dementia). The swelling can be countered with Decadron. Yes unfortunately glioblastoma multiforme is always (100%) fatal. Therapy can prolong survival but that is at present...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma end stage, decadron, chemo
decadron, chemo, 28 days: I m sorry to read about his - & your - problems! Yes unfortunately these are bad signs. GBM grade IV always has - so far - a hopeless prognosis regardless of what is done with regards to therapy. Eventually all these patients do get into coma and pass away....

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Grade 5, family gp, survival time
family gp, survival time, radiation therapy: I m sorry to read about his unfortunate situation! As you probably know already, a case like this is hopeless. Unfortunately it is impossible in an individual case like thiss to predict survival time with any great certainty. However it will most probably...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme, brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme
brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, dear sir: If the diagnosis is correct - not always the case - then the prognosis is very bad and the chances of a cure extremely small or not existing at all. A normal life is certainly out of the question and survival extremely doubtful. I m sorry I have nothing better...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme, hospice care center, dear teresa
hospice care center, dear teresa, seizers: Teresa: First, I apologize I could not get back to you sooner, I have been away on business and just returned home. Now, about your question, your mothers doctor or treating physician should have prescribed her adequate pain medication to reduce or eradicate...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme, temador, radiation therapy
temador, radiation therapy, oncologist: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! You have not mentioned what the grade of his tumor was. That is however of importance. Unfortunately most glioblastoma multiforme, especially those of grade 3 and 4, have a very bad prognosis and usually come...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4 Cancer, gamma knife radiation, left temporal lobe
gamma knife radiation, left temporal lobe, experimental therapy: Based on previous experience all patients with GBM grade 4 die of their tumour usually not much more than a year after initial treatment regardless of what therapy that they have received. In your husband s case some rather new and experimental therapy has...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV Astrocytoma, brain tumours, survival time
brain tumours, survival time, grade 4 glioblastoma: Mary, I hate these moments but you have asked me a straight question and that deserves a straight answer. If indeed he suffers from a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme that when operated was 6 cm. in diameter (2.4 inches) - brain tumours are not easy to grade...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV, glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, gamma knife
glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, gamma knife, neurological rehabilitation: Dear Molly, you have given me a tough job! I really can not say that his youth is any real advantage here - except that it may make neurological rehabilitation easier & better! On the other hand stereotactic radiation is a new method and we do not have enough...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV, anti seizure medication, buenos aires argentina
anti seizure medication, buenos aires argentina, frequent seizures: The estimated survival time you mention for her is probably correct though it may be shorter. However the suggested chemo therapy MAY improve her situation somewhat - for a time - with hopefully rather mild if any side effects. So I think it is worth trying...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV Astrocytoma, little berger, radiation oncologist
little berger, radiation oncologist, seizure medication: Dear Debbie, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and things do not look good for your husband either... GBM grade IV astrocytomas are very aggressive and infiltrate the brain quickly.... Even with radiation and Temodar, there is no guarantee...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme IV, glioblastoma multiforme, old dad
glioblastoma multiforme, old dad, hygiene: Probably he will sleep most of the time. He will have increasing difficulties in eating and hygiene matters, or no ability at all. He will probably not have much pain. He may get epileptic fits - if not already. Eventually he will pass into a coma and then...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage IV, third cranial nerve, national cancer institute
third cranial nerve, national cancer institute, right temporal lobe: I m sorry to read about her & your problems! She will probably get more and more sleepy and sleep most of the time, eventually going into a coma and then pass away. She may however also get epileptic fits. You can check the web site of The National Cancer...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma Multiforme, malignant brain tumours, left temporal lobe
malignant brain tumours, left temporal lobe, merck manual: Unfortunately that is the norm. His status will probably temporarily improve then again over the course of months to come again get worse along the previous lines you have already experienced until he eventually becomes comatose and passes away. There may...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma multiform care at home, frequent seizures, one at home
frequent seizures, one at home, best solution: It is POSSIBLE but VERY difficult and certainly NOT necessarily the best solution for the patient nor for you! I do suggest that you again consider the hospice! But of course the choice is yours. Honestly, close to the end she will not be able to notice where...

Brain Tumors: Glioblsatoma Multiforme, eye sight problems, brain tumors
eye sight problems, brain tumors, brain cells: Dear Scott, Brain tumors can cause many different symptoms and problems.... It depends on where the tumor is located in the brain and this will tell you what may or may not happen.... You did not list any medical symptoms she is currently having, but...

Brain Tumors: GMB IV, brain tumours, temodar
brain tumours, temodar, time schedules: It may be possible because some brain tumours are very difficult to grade. To be sure you have to have a number of very good and experienced neurotumour pathologists who together evaluate the tumour, otherwise there is a clear risk that the evaluation will...

Brain Tumors: GRADE 2 ASTROCYTOMA, brain tumors, astrocytoma
brain tumors, astrocytoma, medical statistics: Dear Siria: Thank you for your question. The good news is Grade 2 is still considered low grade. The location of the tumor removed is not as important as medical statistics showing Astrocytoma grow very slowly and have a high rate of recurrence. You...

Brain Tumors: WHO GRADE II MAYBE III, straight forward approach, financial burdens
straight forward approach, financial burdens, proton beam: I have looked back to your previous questions and from them I get the information that her tumor was at least to some extent associated with her frontal brain lobes. That is significant since tumors AND surgery (probably also proton beams) there can indeed...

Brain Tumors: Grade 2 Astrocytoma, brain tumours, radiation type
brain tumours, radiation type, astrocytoma: To be able to answer your first question about radiation type I would need a lot more clinical data about you and your tuour, so you will have to discuss that with your dr. Chemo is not so efficient with brain tumours, based on experience. Radiation (and surgery...

Brain Tumors: Grade 2 astrocytoma, left temporal lobe, short term memory loss
left temporal lobe, short term memory loss, short term memory: If the grade 2 is correct it is probably a rather slowly growing tumor so she could have a few years or so of survival time, but it is impossible to say exactly how long or if or when her tumor will become more aggressive. Her cofusion may be caused by her...

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 astrocytoma, deadly tumor, brain tumours
deadly tumor, brain tumours, brain tumour: If indeed this is a grade 4 astrocytoma - but brain tumours ARE often hard to grade (probably his first diagnosis was a mistake, I can not be 100% sure that this is not one too) - his prognosis is very bad with an estimated survival time regardless of therapy...

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 astrocytoma, brain cavity, bone cavity
brain cavity, bone cavity, brain tumour: I m sorry to read about her & your problems! As you already seem to realize the prognosis of this type of brain tumour is very bad! Neither surgery, nor radiation, nor chemo can cure her, nor any combination thereof. The best result that can be expected is...

Brain Tumors: Grade G tumor, calcification, misunderstanding
calcification, misunderstanding, tumor: There is NO SUCH thing as a grade G tumor! So there must be some mistake or misunderstanding here! Calcified tumors are mostly not dangerous if the calcification is more or less total. However since the description here is so vague I can not give you any real...

Brain Tumors: About Grade II Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, tumor grade
malignant brain tumors, tumor grade, brain tumors: ALL malignant brain tumors have a bad prognosis even with all possible treatment. The survival time is mainly determined by the grade of the tumor. A low grade tumor (grade 1 to 2 - like in this case) can survive much longer with therapy - probably several...

Brain Tumors: Grade II Astrocytoma, brain tumours, grade astrocytoma
brain tumours, grade astrocytoma, crainiotomy: Radiation can cause swelling of the brain. That can be countered with corticosteroids - though they have side effects of their own. Did he receive them? I m sorry to have to tell you that the treatment of brain tumours - even low grade tumours - often is most...

Brain Tumors: gbm IV recurred as Gliosarcoma, radiation damage, glioblastoma multiforme
radiation damage, glioblastoma multiforme, mortality rate: As I wrote the second diagnosis does not change anything at all! Had it been the first diagnosis (instead of GBM IV) there would have perhaps been a SMALL change to a somewhat longer survival time but hardly enough to matter (and still a 100% mortality rate)....

Brain Tumors: gbm level 4 brain tumor, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, sister in law: Unfortunately the risk is very high almost certain. Most patients with glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 do not survive more than a year after surgery regardless of if that therapy has been combined with radiation and/or chemo therapy or not. Sometimes much...

Brain Tumors: gbmIV, guestimate, temodar
guestimate, temodar, left half: I m very sorry to read about his and your situation! Well his drs. are right but I ll try to give you some guide lines. His stroke like symptoms may get worse. He may develop epileptic fits. He will probably become more confused over time. He will probably...

Brain Tumors: geographically, brain tumor patients, brain tumors
brain tumor patients, brain tumors, states in the usa: Not really. Go to www.cbtrus.org they have incidence rates for brain tumors for most of the states. the incidence in each state varies,and you always find groups of brain tumor patients together, but location doesn t make enough of a difference to consider...

Brain Tumors: gleopastoma grade 4, malignant brain tumour, brain tumours
malignant brain tumour, brain tumours, brain tumor: No unfortunately not! If this really was a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 (brain tumours are very difficult to grade correctly) the mortality rate is 100% and the patients usually die within a year of primary treatment. I m sorry to be unable to offer you...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, brain tumor, reoccurence
brain tumor, reoccurence, glioblastoma multiforme: Her neurologist is probably much better to give you advice on these things. However, unfortunately I have to tell you that a glioblastoma multiforme (grade 4?) has a very bad prognosis - regardless of what therapy that has been given. So while it is possible...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma brain tumor, glioblastoma brain tumor, stomach ulcer
glioblastoma brain tumor, stomach ulcer, oral chemotherapy: Mainly brain swelling (from the radiation - that will be taken care of by corticosteroids, cortisone, with some side effects of its own, body swelling, acne, decreased insulin sensitivity with increased blood sugar, increased blood pressure, increased bone...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma brain tumor, ammonia nitrate, gaseous ammonia
ammonia nitrate, gaseous ammonia, phosphate industry: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! His condition will probably gradually get worse. He will slip into a coma and then pass away. However his epileptic fits may also get worse though they seldom kill the patient. With regards to where his tumour...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme: Unfortunately I am not surprised by the claim of getting it all out which later turns out not to be the case in a case of this particular brain tumor. I m sorry to have to tell you that all glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors have a very bad prognosis....

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, malignant brain tumor, melenoma
malignant brain tumor, melenoma, brain cancer: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! Unfortunately a glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant brain tumor with a mortality rate of 100% regardless of what therapy that is used. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy can prolong survival time...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, simple partial seizures, brain tumor
simple partial seizures, brain tumor, extreme depression: Unfortunately I do not have much to offer. The prognosis of this tumor is, I m sorry to say, very bad regardless of any or whatever therapy given. Personally I doubt that his symptoms are psychosomatic. I believe they are associated directly or indirectly...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme grade IV, brain tumours, systolic blood pressure
brain tumours, systolic blood pressure, blood supply to the brain: I m sorry to read about his and your problems! Unfortunately I have not much good to tell you. This is rather normal with brain tumours. Remember that the brain is enclosed within a rigid bone case. If a tumour grows inside this it pushes the ordinary brain...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, brother inlaw, flannels
brother inlaw, flannels, memory loss: I m sorry to read about his and your problems!It is quite possible that he did feel some pain and that he could hear you, perhaps even understand some. But I can not be certain. I do not KNOW! A glioblastoma multiforme is hopeless. EVERY patient with it is...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma, survival rate, perfect health
survival rate, perfect health, progressions: Dear Beth, Thank you for your questions. First, the chances of it being completely eradicated are good (not perfect) but good. Medical technology offers us the latest ways to graph and plot a surgery with C.T and M.R.I scanning. The surgeon then has...

Brain Tumors: glioma, glioma brain tumor, tumour cells
glioma brain tumor, tumour cells, grey shades: Dear sharon, There are MANY types of gliomas and you did not mention here which type your friend s partner has and this is important in determining the treatment, prognosis etc.... Unfortunately, since this tumor can not be removed completely, the tumor...

Brain Tumors: glioma, grade gliomas, mr spectroscopy
grade gliomas, mr spectroscopy, proper diagnosis: Dear Jeaneen, Most Low-Grade gliomas are considered benign because they are slow growing and often operable.. Unfortunately, they can and often do come High-grade gliomas in a matter of weeks or months, thus changing them to High-grade gliomas or malignant...

Brain Tumors: grade 2 astrocytoma, inoperable brain tumors, brain tumors
inoperable brain tumors, brain tumors, astrocytoma: A grade 2 tumour is less sensitive to radiation and chemo. If it can be operated a lot of tumour can be eliminated by surgery and radiation and chemo have a better chance with just small remains than in this situation, so that is probably the reason. But ask...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 astrocytoma, old dad, mid line
old dad, mid line, decadron: Both tumors and patients are individuals not clones, i.e. not carbon copies, so I can not just based on the present size of his tumor in any way predict the growth rate of it. To make a line or curve in a diagram you need AT LEAST 2 points of it, here we have...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumor, brain tumor, grade 4 glioblastoma
brain tumor, grade 4 glioblastoma, mortality rate: Unfortunately the mortality rate of this tumor regardless of therapy is 100%. Therapy (surgery, radiation therapy & chemo therapy of any and every kind, anywhere, any time and by any and every one) can only prolong her survival time somewhat and temporarily...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumors, brain tumors, apple pies
brain tumors, apple pies, brain tumor: Dear Maryanne, It is difficult to get people with brain tumors who s body and sense of taste and even smell have started to fail... All you can do is experiment with his foods. Based on what you said here, his sweet taste buds are still working, therefore,...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumour, causes of brain tumors, brain tumors
causes of brain tumors, brain tumors, brother inlaw: If he has received radiation therapy before to his brain it may very well be impossible to give him more since there is 1. an upper limit to how much you can give and 2. there is a minimum amount that must be given if it is to be of any help. If these 2 levels...

Brain Tumors: my grandfather, malignant tumor, radiation treatments
malignant tumor, radiation treatments, brain surgery: Dear Leann, The fact that the doctors are willing to do the brain surgery, tells me that he has a GOOD chance of pulling through the surgery.... I do not know all of this medical history, but doctors will NOT do brain surgery on patients that are HIGH RISK...

Brain Tumors: Head pain, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, vessel condition: First of all, I m NOT a neurologist or a neurosurgeon! I m a cancer dr., a medical oncologist & radiation therapist, also with experience of treating brain tumors. But any head pain happening in these situations where your blood pressure is probably elevated...

Brain Tumors: Headache, brain tumor symptoms, brain tumour
brain tumor symptoms, brain tumour, prick test: No, scalp pain & tenderness are not ordinary brain tumor symptoms. Well, loss of sensitivity in the LEFT side of your body - which the pin prick test may indicate - MAY indicate that there is something wrong in the RIGHT side of your brain since the nerves...

Brain Tumors: Headaches and severity, brain tumours, forehead area
brain tumours, forehead area, severe headaches: Unfortunately it varies a lot from patient to patient but are usually quite frequent to daily. Often in the morning and often associated with nausea & vomiting - but not always. Not usually so severe as a migraine - but that can happen too. So it is hard to...

Brain Tumors: Headaches, brain tumor, meningioma
brain tumor, meningioma, chemo: Dear Richard, There are many different kinds of medications that can treat the pain from a meningioma. The best idea is to start with the simplest, safest, least side effect medication and work up to find one that is effective. It could be something as...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, right temporal lobe, brain tumors
right temporal lobe, brain tumors, luxurious restaurants: Dear Sharon, THere is no such thing as a good cancer.... The fact that your mother s brain is messed up with this cancer, means that she is MORE dangerous to herself and to others, so I strongly suggest that you talk to her doctors with regards to her current...

Brain Tumors: Hereditary Brain Tumors, brain tumours, brain tumors
brain tumours, brain tumors, brain tumor: I do not know and frankly I do not think anybody does. It is not that common with genetic factors in cases of brain tumours but of course it is possible. Here we have 2 cases of brain tumours in one family. It may be a coincidence but it may be a genetic factor...

Brain Tumors: Hereditary brain tumours, brain tumours, brain tumors
brain tumours, brain tumors, cancerous tumour: At the moment no hereditary factors are known with regards to brain tumors. But I agree this seems as it may be more than a coincidence. I think your friend should discuss this with a neurologist or a neurosurgeon or an oncologist. Well MRI scans would at...

Brain Tumors: Hereditary or not?, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, dear mrs: Dear Mrs. Powrie, Heredity in brain tumors are possible, but you need to know the type of brain tumor that she had before you can actually research the possibility of heredity... Even if you find out that this could be hereditary, the only protocol is...

Brain Tumors: HI, leave of absense, brain tumours
leave of absense, brain tumours, hopice: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! Unfortunately it is impossible - as you have already noticed - to predict survival time with any kind of exactness. Unfortunately too all brain tumours of this kind have a hopeless prognosis. The signs you...

Brain Tumors: Hospitals that specialize in secondary brain cancer, blood brain barrier, brain cancer
blood brain barrier, brain cancer, chemotherapy drugs: Dear Charles, If your friend s friend has been diagnosed with secondary brain cancer this really means that the cancer that was found in this person originally (primary cancer) has spread to the brain (secondary)... This is called metastasis... This also...

Brain Tumors: HYDROCEPHALUS & NUEROCYTOMA, brain lesion, gammaknife
brain lesion, gammaknife, radiation therapy: I know of no such medicine unfortunately. How big is your daughter s brain lesion? If it is small enough it could be treated - even though inoperable - with a new kind of radiation therapy called the GammaKnife . But if it is too big that is not possible....

Brain Tumors: Hypothalamic Lipoma, absent seizures, pediatric neurologist
absent seizures, pediatric neurologist, medical oncologist: Well, I m a radiation therapist and medical oncologist. So I m really a specialist of (malignant) tumor treatment - including those of the brain! I m not a neurologist, a neurosurgeon or an endocrinologist - even less so a pediatric neurologist, neurosurgeon...

Brain Tumors: head lump, lumps under the skin, head lump
lumps under the skin, head lump, scar tissue: Dear Elise, Thank you for your question. The lump you are feeling on your head may be from several different things and may or may not be directly related to tumor growth. Lumps under the skin commonly form due to things like enflamed scar tissue,...

Brain Tumors: headaches, brain tumors, dizziness and headaches
brain tumors, dizziness and headaches, brain tumor: Nicole: Thank you for your questions. Are brain tumors hereditary. There is no conclusive evidence suggesting that they are. However, certain types of cancer (breast, liver, kidney) have been linked to having a higher predisposition to biological processes...

Brain Tumors: hello dearIt's been a long..., brain tumor, psycologist
brain tumor, psycologist, weird thoughts: Dear Amir, It sounds like you need the professional help of a psycologist.... This is NOT caused by any type of brain tumor, but rather a mental problem or emotional problem that a shrink might be able to help you with.... Many people have weird thoughts...

Brain Tumors: hi, mary dear, dear mary
mary dear, dear mary, sugery: Dear Mary, Your father s dementia is most likely not TRUE dementia.... It is most likely caused from the tumor and the stroke.... As for what you can do? All you can do is bare with him and know that he is NOT the father that you once knew and if he...

Brain Tumors: high grade astrocytoma, high grade astrocytoma, radiation therapy
high grade astrocytoma, radiation therapy, left lobe: Even if it seems to be completely removed probably post surgical radiation therapy could be of help to lessen the risk of a relapse. However you will have to discuss this with her drs. as they are familiar with what is possible or desireable in her case to...

Brain Tumors: high voltage electricity - cancer, voltage electricity, brain tumors
voltage electricity, brain tumors, high voltage: There is NO good evidence that there is ANY connection between high voltage electricity and cancer - or with brain tumors! Apart from that your question has no connection to cancer which is my area of expertise here. So unfortunately it is outside my area...

Brain Tumors: hipothalamus cancer, brain tumor, personality changes
brain tumor, personality changes, malignant cells: It is strange that nothing was found 4 weeks ago - unless this has been caught very early! Lung cancer often spreads to the brain. The symptoms you describe seem to indicate a rather big brain involvement, much more than is the case when you read your description...

Brain Tumors: histiocytosis x type 1, inversion recovery, mri with contrast
inversion recovery, mri with contrast, contrast enhancement: Dear Kate, Sorry this has taken longer than normal for me to write back, but I was in Indiana burying my mother and did not get back till 12/4/02... The punctate foci in laymans terms means popcorn calcifications. FLAIR stands for FLuid Attenuated Inversion...

Brain Tumors: husband 36 brain turmur spread from skin, malignant melenoma, case senario
malignant melenoma, case senario, comming days: Dear Tammie, I can t tell you for sure what to expect because ALL cancer patients respond to their cancer death in different ways.... The worse case senario would be that he would go into a coma, need turning every 2 hours, and his body would just shut...

Brain Tumors: IMRT, malignant brain tumours, radiation theraphy
malignant brain tumours, radiation theraphy, brain tumour: I m sorry to disapoint you yet again! I can not honestly recommend you any so called alternative treatment as I see it as a humbug operation feeding on more or less desperate people s hopes & wishes. My only advice is that you clearly, honestly & frankly...

Brain Tumors: Inheritance of brain tumors, types of brain tumors, types of brain tumor
types of brain tumors, types of brain tumor, brain tumors: Dear Maja, Since there is not definate cause of certain types of brain tumor or other tumors, heredity is often thought of as a good possibility..... However, I strongly suggest that since both of his parents have a history of brain tumors, that you...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable GBM, radiation treatments, temodar
radiation treatments, temodar, blood counts: I m sorry to read about her & your problems! Yes she is at that point unfortunately. She will sleep more and more, will eventually not be able to eat on her own or walk or stand up. Eventually she will drift into a coma and then pass away. There may also be...

Brain Tumors: Intermittent Tightening Left side of Head, warm sensation, research specialist
warm sensation, research specialist, sore throat: Krishna: Thank you for your question. Since this website is for informational purposes only, and I am not a doctor (only a research specialist) I m sorry I have no medical advice to give. I can only say if your doctor is not concerned than you should...

Brain Tumors: Intracerebral brain tumour, primary brain tumors, brain tumours
primary brain tumors, brain tumours, brain tumors: Dear Marita, NO, not all primary brain tumors are fast growing.... As far as how fast is fast , well some people can have a relative small brain tumor when diagnosed and within 2-3 months be dead because of the rapid growth of the tumor.... Thank you,...

Brain Tumors: Intracranial lipoma, coordination issues, lipoma
coordination issues, lipoma, radiation therapy: If I understood your measurements correctly it is 1.5x0.5x0.5 cm. Correct? The neurosurgeon may very well be right, but in view of your symptoms I think you should also ask for a second opinion from a neurologist. If for some reason you are advised to have...

Brain Tumors: Intrensic Pontine Glioma, pontine glioma, brain tumours
pontine glioma, brain tumours, grave prognosis: For brain tumours there are only surgery, different kinds of radiation therapy and to some extent chemo therapy. I know too little about this case to be able to evaluate to what extent these treatments can be used in this particular case. Unfortunately most...

Brain Tumors: info on brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, tumor size: Dear Janice, Without knowing the exact TYPE of brain tumor he has been diagnosed with, I really can t give you specific answers.... However, based on what you are saying here, this tumor must be in a location where surgery (which by the way is the FIRST...

Brain Tumors: inharit, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, cancer breast: Dear Julie, YES, some type of cancers or brain tumors that are cancerous or even benign, are often hereditary.... If there is a family history of brain tumors, then there is a risk for brain tumors in the immediate family... Example would be a father...

Brain Tumors: "inoperable" Astrocytoma midbrain, american cancer society, cancer treatment centers
american cancer society, cancer treatment centers, inferior colliculus: Jorn: First I apologize for the long wait for my reply. I have been extremely busy with case studies and lectures. Unfortunately there are so many qualified neuro-surgeons in the United States (many who specialize in brain surgery that others will...

Brain Tumors: inoperable meningioma, medical oncologist, neurosurgical conditions
medical oncologist, neurosurgical conditions, gammaknife: Probably only if rather advanced and also depending on its location. But this is a question that is better answered by a neurosurgeon since this is a kind of tumor I have rarely seen. Sorry madam but meningiomas - unless around an inch in size or smaller...

Brain Tumors: inquiry, cyst, oldham
cyst, oldham, tumor: Yousry: Thank you for your question. The difference between a cyst and a tumor is, a cyst is a sac containing morbid matter formed in living tissue. A tumor on the other hand, is a swollen part or simply abnormal swelling. I hope this information...

Brain Tumors: intrasellar cystic mass, normal pressure hydrocephalus, cavernous sinuses
normal pressure hydrocephalus, cavernous sinuses, cystic mass: You have a tumor at the site of your pituitary (hypophyse). The tumor seems to be a cystic mass at least partly compressing your pituitary. The tumor is probably benign (non cancerous) and is 4 mm from front to back (a little less than 1/6 of an inch) and...

Brain Tumors: JPA Brainstem Two year old.., mild hypotonia, mri with contrast
mild hypotonia, mri with contrast, secondary generalization: I have no personal experience with any case very similar to this one. You can always ask another neurosurgeon for a second opinion. In order to get a sure diagnosis (biopsy) some kind of surgery is necessary. It is most desireable to get a diagnosis. However...

Brain Tumors: Brain Melanoma, radition, whole brain
radition, whole brain, balance issues: Dear Phil, I still thank you for your kind words and am glad I was able to help.... Whether it was 2004 or 2005 I still hate when a doctor uses the words cancer free and now you too know why.... Melanoma is nasty and spreads quick, and I am glad that...

Brain Tumors: Late symptoms brain tumor, symptoms brain tumor, personality change
symptoms brain tumor, personality change, hospice care: Anything can happen at any time! But a reasonable prediction is a few months, though it may be shorter. She will become more confused, maybe show stroke like symptoms, sleep more and more, drift into a coma and then pass away. There may be epileptic fits....

Brain Tumors: Life expectancy, brain tumour, brain tumors
brain tumour, brain tumors, hospice care: I m sorry to read about your sister! To be able to answer Iwould need to know a lot more about her tumour: What type of brain tumour, grade, size, exact location and clinical state of her as a patient? Without that knowledge I can only state the obvious that...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma Brain Tumor, brain tumour, brain tumor
brain tumour, brain tumor, head ache: A lipoma is NOT a brain tumour! You may have a lipoma in or close to your scalp though, but it is not dangerous and if it is a lipoma it CAN NOT grow into your brain! I do not believe her head ache has anything to do with such a lipoma. I presume that her...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma in the brain, hypothalamus function, endocrine glands
hypothalamus function, endocrine glands, thyroid function: Dear Christine, You have not said here what the NEW symptoms are, just that he has started presenting with them lately.... Also, you have not mentioned here what form of TREATMENT the doctors are intending on using such as surgery or radiation or both........

Brain Tumors: Lipoma Tumor, lipoma tumor, tension headache
lipoma tumor, tension headache, brain tumor: I m in Stockholm, Sweden so rather far from you! In this situation I think there are 2 things you should do. 1. Ask for a second opinion from another local neurologist! 2. Make sure new MRI scans are made in let us say one year from now! If there is no change...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma tumors, brain tissue, mri scan
brain tissue, mri scan, neurologist: Although brain tissue to a large extent is composed of fat, you can not have lipomas in your brain. So these spots are not lipomas. They can be many things, areas of inflammation, other kinds of tumours etc. But I think you should discuss this with your neurologist...

Brain Tumors: Long Term Effects of Brain Tumour Radiotherapy, brain tumour, brain tumours
brain tumour, brain tumours, malignant glioma: From here (I m in Sweden) and without access to the full clinical picture what I can say is limited. I suppose she was treated for a malignant glioma (astrocytoma) grade I to III, probably grade II? If higher than III = IV she would not be alive today. First...

Brain Tumors: Lost Time and Memory, quarter tank, dirt road
quarter tank, dirt road, full tank: Dear Morgan, This sounds like a neurological problem and I strongly suggest that you see your local doctor for a referral to a neurologist.... Loss of memory such as you described is NOT normal and could definately be related to your prior brain injuries,...

Brain Tumors: Lung cancer, lung cancer deaths, lung cancer patients
lung cancer deaths, lung cancer patients, stage 4 cancer: If indeed it has spread to her brain she is a stage 4 cancer case, the worst alternative. Well if she is VERY lucky she can MAYBE live 2 more years, but if indeed it has spread to her brain I think a one year maximum survival period is much more probable at...

Brain Tumors: life expectancy, diet activity, radiation treatment
diet activity, radiation treatment, cancer cell: Stanley: Thank you for your question. I m afraid the answer may not be what you expect. Life expectancy depends on more variables than just successful radiation treatment. Age, weight, diet, activity level, just to name the most common, are all equally...

Brain Tumors: liquid tumor?, primary health care, health care provider
primary health care, health care provider, perscription: Dear Jenn, Thank you for your questions. Without being your boyfriends primary health-care provider or treating physician there is absolutely no way for me to know accurately what is happening medically to your boyfriend. About the prescription,...

Brain Tumors: location of tumors, proton beam radiosurgery, childhood brain tumor
proton beam radiosurgery, childhood brain tumor, brain tumors: yes - sounds like it is on the right side of the brain.. how is his vision? In the most common area where tumors press on the optic nerve, it is where the nerves cross, so removing that section would lead to blindness (sometimes 1/2 of a visual field) in...

Brain Tumors: how long, braincancer, brain tumor
braincancer, brain tumor, brain cancer: I m sorry to read about his problems! Yes unfortunately there is no good treatment for this tumour. What surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy can do is only to prolong survival time and hopefully to decrease his symptoms. However, based on experience...

Brain Tumors: low grade astrocytoma midbrain inferior colliculus - inoperable?, grade astrocytoma, beher
grade astrocytoma, beher, hjp: Jag r en produkt av den gamla pluggskolan. 9 r engelska, 7 r tyska, 4 r franska OCH norska (bde bokml och nynorsk) och danska i svenskan. Och d var ju inte sprken huvudmnena utan det var matematik, fysik, kemi och biologi med historia, geografi m.m....

Brain Tumors: Malignant Melanoma Brain Tumor, melanoma cancer, pathology report
melanoma cancer, pathology report, brain tumor: Dear Kimmy, Your sister is dealing with a very rapidly spreading type of cancer.... It is also very resistant to not only radiation, but chemotherapy as well and recently, immunotherapy seems to slow this cancer better than traditional chemo drugs and...

Brain Tumors: Malignant Melanoma-Spread to brain, brain radiation, farming town
brain radiation, farming town, gamma knife: Thanks! Interesting! About 90% of my relatives are Americans, they live all over the place, but many live in Nebraska - a second cousin of mine, Dr. Bob Fonda, is a dermatologist in Omaha Nebraska. Most are - like most Swedes - Christian Protestants, but some...

Brain Tumors: Mass In Brain, tension headaches, brain tumor
tension headaches, brain tumor, notion that something: Any mass in the brain is suspicious! The fact too that an MRI is to be done after the CT also supports the notion that something has been found that needs further investigation! However your description unfortunately does not help me. i would need much more...

Brain Tumors: MEela.noma stage IV, check ups, deadly cancer
check ups, deadly cancer, dear jennifer: Dear Jennifer, I feel the same way you do and that is why I expert here.... DAILY I try to get people to educate themselves about this deadly disease and make sure THEY make the doctors do check-ups EVERY 6 months for recurreance of this deadly disease......

Brain Tumors: MENINGIOMA, brain tumor surgery, areas of the brain
brain tumor surgery, areas of the brain, dear tony: Dear Tony, The successfulness of this operation is going to be determined by what areas of the brain this tumor is located and whether or not the neurosurgeon will be able to get all of the tumor.... There are always risks with brain tumor surgery and...

Brain Tumors: Medulloblastoma, percentage number, exact percentage
percentage number, exact percentage, tumour: It is rare though I can not give you an exact percentage number. First of all medulloblastoma is rare in adults. At least 75% of all cases are in children. However exactly what is meant by children may differ from one study to another. It is somewhat more...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma - Brain Lesion, gamma knife radiation, brain lesion
gamma knife radiation, brain lesion, white blood cells: Greg: Thank you for your question. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. this Latin phrase means after this therefore because of this . I use it because it has direct correlation to your fathers case concerning the lymph node. Left alone it will not necessarily...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma brain tumors, brain radiation, brain tumors
brain radiation, brain tumors, whole brain: You can expect more and more and more severe symptoms along the lines you have seen. She may become (partially or more) paralyzed. Epileptic fits are possible. She will become unable to take care of hygiene and toilet affairs. Unable to eat by herself etc....

Brain Tumors: Melanoma and brain tumors, melanoma skin cancer, john wayne cancer institute
melanoma skin cancer, john wayne cancer institute, brain tumors: Dear Jessica, Melanoma SKIN cancer can spread so deep into the undersurface of the skin that it can spread ANY where including the brain inside the body through the lymphatic system and the blood stream..... Also, melanoma can appear in ANY skin that has...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Cancer, malignant melanomas, temador
malignant melanomas, temador, mri scan: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems. If it has spread to his lungs - which seems likely from what you have written - it is a stage 4. From your description it is unfortunately also likely that it has spread to his brain. So a new MRI scan should...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma of Frontal Lobe, melanoma surgery, knee amputation
melanoma surgery, knee amputation, speech difficulty: Quite possible that one of her melanomas (or even both at least in theory) did spread to her brain. The symptoms would be similar to a stroke but a CT, an MRI or a PET scan would have cleared the matter as would an autopsy after death. However the possibilities...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma question, lymph node biopsy, melanoma cancer
lymph node biopsy, melanoma cancer, blood clot in the lung: Dear Don, I am sorry to hear about your wife and her battle with melanoma... As you now see, interferon, bio-chemotherapy etc is no match for this ugly type of cancer... This is the fastest growing and fastest spreading type of cancer there is and infact...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Spread To The Brain?, neurological signs, brain scan
neurological signs, brain scan, stage iiia: Interferon usually gives flu like symptoms but hardly the neurological signs you describe. Tell him to let a neurologist check him. An MRI scan of his brain (better than CT scans and no radiation) should quickly exclude or confirm if his melanoma has spread....

Brain Tumors: Melanoma stage 4, national cancer institute, malignant melanoma
national cancer institute, malignant melanoma, brain tumor: All sorts of symptoms are possible when there are tumors present there. The important thing is not if it is a melanoma tumor or something else but WHERE in the brain the tumor is and its size. Here you have several but I do not know exactly where they are...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma, national cancer institute, malignant melanomas
national cancer institute, malignant melanomas, melanoma cells: I am very sorry to read about his and your problems! Malignant melanomas are not very sensitive to radiation or chemo therapy. Some interesting and promising results have been shown in experimental immuno therapy at the National Cancer Institute at Bethesda...

Brain Tumors: Menigioma / MRI, gamma knife treatment, gamma knife surgery
gamma knife treatment, gamma knife surgery, cancer treatment centers: Vishvesh: First, thank you for your question. Second, I m sorry to hear your mothers diagnosis. The answers to your questions are as follows: 1. A tumor is measured by potential growth in height, length, and depth. It can be measured accurately...

Brain Tumors: Meningioma, fluid on the brain, excessive fluid
fluid on the brain, excessive fluid, recurrance: Hi Patrick, I am not a doctor, and I really can t give specific medical advice. Having said that, I know that sometimes a shunt is needed to relieve excessive fluid build up around the brain. It is a surgical proceedure that provides a drain for the fluid...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Brain Tumors, metastatic brain tumor, metastatic brain tumors
metastatic brain tumor, metastatic brain tumors, brain tumors: If indeed the spot of his lung is a cancer it is very likely that the lesion in his brain is a daughter tumor of that cancer. Lung cancers often spread to the brain. He is very young for a lung cancer though but it is by no means impossible! To be sure that...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Melanoma Cancer, melanoma cancer, groin area
melanoma cancer, groin area, malignant melanoma: I m sorry to read about what happened to your wife! Malignant melanoma has a very small sensitivity to radiation and chemo therapy. That means that such therapies have a very bad success record and must be regarded as some sort of last resort with very little...

Brain Tumors: Metastic Brain Melanoma, nexavar, chemotherapy drugs
nexavar, chemotherapy drugs, malignant melanoma: Dear Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your aunt and all of you are in for the battle of your life...... I have not had any experience with the drug Nexavar, but as with a LOT of chemotherapy drugs, they are actually used to treat many types of cancer.......

Brain Tumors: Migraine or possible brain tumor?, brain tumor, throbbing headache
brain tumor, throbbing headache, c t scan: Andrew, Thank you for your questions. First, interpret the news as it is. It s vital to not add to a diagnosis what the Physician didn t. Second, Your correct, they would have kept your girlfriend had they sincerely believed her symptoms were caused...

Brain Tumors: MRI and a Brain Tumor, brain tumour, mri scans
brain tumour, mri scans, brain tumor: MRI scans will in most cases give clues if a brain tumour is malignant or not but the final verdict is the pathology report. Such a report will be the result of any biopsy. Since a biopsy will be done here tomorrow you will soon get the diagnosis as sure as...

Brain Tumors: MRI and CT of brain, brain tumor, pineal gland
brain tumor, pineal gland, pet scan: Yes I think it is very probable that something has been seen. Yes these different methods show things in a somewhat different way. So they do complement each other. However exactly what has been seen I do not know! You must ask your dr. for that! Demand a...

Brain Tumors: MRI results, can you help me understand?, paranasal sinuses, t2 hyperintensity
paranasal sinuses, t2 hyperintensity, eighth nerve: This is NOT a tumor! Just as they have told you you can see similar findings in many different conditions and any such findings should therefore be correlated with symptoms (of which I knw more or less nothing) in order to reach some sort of diagnosis. Since...

Brain Tumors: Does MRI always tell you everything??????, e mail address, numbness in left foot
e mail address, numbness in left foot, lumbar puncture: Well your questions should be directed to an expert of neurology! I m a cancer dr. who has also irradiated and drugged brain tumours during my career. Yes MRI scans will show you any tumour of the brain as long as it is bigger than a few mm. (1 inch = 25.4...

Brain Tumors: Does MRI always tell you everything??????, numbness in left foot, brain tumours
numbness in left foot, brain tumours, lumbar puncture: Well your questions should be directed to an expert of neurology! I m a cancer dr. who has also irradiated and drugged brain tumours during my career. Yes MRI scans will show you any tumour of the brain as long as it is bigger than a few mm. (1 inch = 25.4...

Brain Tumors: Another MRI, tumor growth, minimal degree
tumor growth, minimal degree, hardtime: Dear Debbie, Based on this, it sounds likfe the CPT-11 is not working either since the tumor is still growing.... His headaches can be from the continuing growth of the tumor, or side-effects from the radiation and the edema can be from either also.... ...

Brain Tumors: I'm worried about my Partner, brain tumor, mri scan
brain tumor, mri scan, ct scan: If he has changed in personality etc. so that these symptoms are somethin new and not seen before it may indeed be a brain tumour. Make sure that a CT scan or - even better - an MRI scan of his brain is made. If indeed he does have a brain tumor it will show...

Brain Tumors: malignant brain tumour, sudbury ontario canada, manitoulin island ontario canada
sudbury ontario canada, manitoulin island ontario canada, manitoulin island ontario: I m sorry to read about your friend s troubles! You describe a situation where a malignant intestinal tumour (cancer) has spread from its primary site in her bowels to at least her brain. You mention that no other spreading has been found and my comment to...

Brain Tumors: malignant melanoma, malignant melanoma, reoccurance
malignant melanoma, reoccurance, alternative cures: Dear Aynah, I know of not alternative treatments and unfortunately, there is NOW no cure..... Since he has been being treated for 6 years with reoccurance of the cancer it is obvious that none of the treatments are working and the cancer is still spreading........

Brain Tumors: malignant tumer, maximum life expectancy, stages of brain cancer
maximum life expectancy, stages of brain cancer, blood brain barrier: Dear Jim, I need to know the exact TYPE of brain tumor she has and the stage she has been diagnosed with... The radiation treatment is to try and reduce the tumor inorder to try and lessen some of her symptoms as well as try to kill off some of the cancer...

Brain Tumors: marijuana effects?, marijuana effects, brain tumors
marijuana effects, brain tumors, attention span: I apologize, but I am not an expert in the area of brain effects due to drug use. I am an expert, however, in the area of brain tumors. Needless to say, ANY form of toxin that enters the body and gets into the bloodstream will have adverse effects...

Brain Tumors: mass on brain, sub dural hematoma, cancer expert
sub dural hematoma, cancer expert, head trauma: You have given me far too little information for me to really be able to help you. If indeed there is a connection between her head trauma and this mass it is most probably the result of a bleeding, a so called sub dural hematoma. If so surgery may be necessary....

Brain Tumors: mass on the brain, brain tumour, chanes
brain tumour, chanes, meningioma: To be able to answer your question I need to know a lot more about his mass on his brain . Is it ON his brain , i.e. OUTSIDE his brain or is it IN his brain? What do his drs. think it is: a brain tumour or as mentioned above a tumour just outside his brain...

Brain Tumors: masses found in me, 3 masses, left lobe
3 masses, left lobe, glandular tissue: I m sorry Carla, I can not answer your question. Mass can refer to any number of things, because I can not see your M.R.I, C.T , E.E.G, P.E.T, or x-ray scans I have no way of helping you. What little information I can share is this: The white matter...

Brain Tumors: medulloblastoma, high risk, setbacks
high risk, setbacks, drs: That depends on how much unstable and in what way. Please clarify! Why do you think he can not take it? From what you have written it seems that his drs. think it is possible. Right? He was probably not born with it but I can not state anything on that with...

Brain Tumors: meginiomas, biopsy material, surgical biopsy
biopsy material, surgical biopsy, brain scan: The appearance of meningiomas on MRI-scans is very typical & meningiomas are VERY rarely malignant so it is MOST probably benign (not malignant). I suppose you will be operated? If so this will be confirmed by a pathologist using surgical biopsy material after...

Brain Tumors: meindioma, malignant tumor, brain tumour
malignant tumor, brain tumour, case need: This sounds more as a result of an accident during her surgery than as a result of her tumor itself! If so it is better if you discuss this with a neurologist or a neurosurgeon (I m neither!) than with me. Yes sometimes - not often - meningiomas behave more...

Brain Tumors: melanoma, recurrent tumor, malignant tumor
recurrent tumor, malignant tumor, gamma knife: Both alternatives are possible - even at the same time! If a malignant tumor has spread to anywhere it is also very probable that it has spread elsewhere too! The other alternative too is obviously possible. What exactly it is in this case I can not tell unfortunately....

Brain Tumors: melanoma and brain tumors, brain tumors, radiation treatment
brain tumors, radiation treatment, dear kelly: Dear Kelly, It is not possible to determine what exactly is causing your boyfriend to have these shivering and teeth chatering spells... It could be from the radiation, but more probably is from the melanoma instead... Since it is in his brain (as it was...

Brain Tumors: melanoma in the brain, hospice rn, responcibility
hospice rn, responcibility, step dad: Dear Sheila, The Hospice RN should visit your father and check on him ONCE a week.... They are not there to take care of him 24/7, that is the responcibility of the family.... However, it sounds like they should be in there giving him personal care which...

Brain Tumors: melanoma of head, modified neck dissection, national cancer institute
modified neck dissection, national cancer institute, sentinel node: Dear Robyn this was a hard one! Yes you immediately became a stage III since your melanoma had spread to a local lymph node. The primary treatment is surgical - which has already been given to you in the usual manner. Radiation & chemo therapies do not have...

Brain Tumors: melanoma metastasis to brain, radiation therapy, survival time
radiation therapy, survival time, metastasized: Why does he think it is a melanoma? Has he been operated for one? Melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemo therapy so any such treatment would probably be without any greater effect on his tumor. In that case his survival time...

Brain Tumors: melanoma, brain lesions, malignant tumour
brain lesions, malignant tumour, temador: Dear Debbie, I would gladly fill you in competely on this, but it is simply too much material to write down. Go to the home page of the National Cancer Institute and check for malignant melanoma. You can also try malignant melanoma on The Merck Manual On The...

Brain Tumors: meningioma, right frontal lobe, partial seizures
right frontal lobe, partial seizures, urinary urgency: Sorry, as a meningioma is NOT a cancer this is somewhat outside my field of expertise! However, as you wrote yourself what do you have to lose?. If her neurologist is right she may become better, if not the situation apart from surgical risks is unchanged!...

Brain Tumors: meningioma, brain tumor, meningioma talk
brain tumor, meningioma talk, left lobe: Hi Lisa, Once you start researching on the web, you may find that the world wide brain tumor community really is a pretty small group. I am the same Alan that runs the Meningioma Talk message board that you have posted your story on! I know you are...

Brain Tumors: mestasized brian melanoma, national cancer institute, malignant melanoma
national cancer institute, malignant melanoma, living in sweden: Unfortunately there is not much I can offer. Malignant melanoma is usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemo therapy. Interferone can be tried but I do not expect any dramatic effects. There are some promising and interesting experiments (with...

Brain Tumors: metastatic brain coma and death, brain cancer, septicemia
brain cancer, septicemia, hydration: Without any complication including pneumonia, thrombosis-embolia etc. she can hold on for many weeks provided hydration continues. It is usually considered inhumane and unethical to stop or deny hydration. But I have no idea what the local rules may be where...

Brain Tumors: metastatic melanoma, metastatic malignant melanoma, national cancer institute
metastatic malignant melanoma, national cancer institute, brain radiation: Is all this metastatic malignant melanoma or is there more than one type of cancer involved? If only melanoma they are definitely just buying him time and actually not much of it since malignant melanoma is not very sensitive to either radiation therapy or...

Brain Tumors: metastatic melanoma, malignant brain tumor, melanoma cancer
malignant brain tumor, melanoma cancer, lymphatic system: Dear Sandra, It sounds like both of these are melanoma and if that IS the diagnosis, then it is cancer that has spread either from the lung to the brain or from the brain to the lung... If I were her doctors I would not only do radiation (you did not say...

Brain Tumors: metastic anal melanoma, national cancer institute, malignant melanoma
national cancer institute, malignant melanoma, bad temper: Unfortunately malignant melanoma is not very sensitive to radiation therapy or to chemo therapy, so I agree that they should not be used. However the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA has a new interesting and promising immuno therapy method...

Brain Tumors: metastic brain tumors, brain tumors, types of cancer
brain tumors, types of cancer, skin cancer: Dear David, It is difficult to say why, but it could be the tumors are growing or it could even be from the treatments... Until the ct-scan is done, we both would only be guessing as to why.... YES, some types of cancer especially melanoma can grow very...

Brain Tumors: metastic malignant melanoma, lentiginous melanoma, brain radiation
lentiginous melanoma, brain radiation, brain tumor: Dear Kathi, No, Proleukin was NOT available until January 1998 and since my husband died in December 1997, it was not yet approved by the FDA and therefore not available.... My husband was treated with alpha-interferon and interleukin-2, but these did nothing.......

Brain Tumors: mood swings, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, brain cancer: There are many different kinds of brain tumours and there are many different medicines involved in their treatment. In order to be able to give you a good answer to your question I do need to know a lot more about his case! What KIND of brain tumour has he...

Brain Tumors: My mother has a 4th stage brain tumor, malignant brain tumor, primary brain tumor
malignant brain tumor, primary brain tumor, primary brain tumors: I suppose you mean a GRADE 4 primary brain tumor(primary brain tumors do not have stages). NO surgeon can in reality guarantee that he has fully removed any primary malignant brain tumor with the surgical methods available at present unfortunately. If this...

Brain Tumors: mother brain cancer versus toxo, brain radiation, brain lesions
brain radiation, brain lesions, mother brain: Are you telling me it is not possible to keep her as an in patient - which evidently she is in need of - and have a PET scan done for some administrative reason?! Is the hospital there for her or not? Threaten to sue them! MS is at least a possibility. A brain...

Brain Tumors: mri accuracy, mri with contrast, mri of the brain
mri with contrast, mri of the brain, temporal lobe: Wanda: The dark spot that was seen on your daughters first MRI could have simply been a shadow, this occurs if the patient moves(even if only a little) during the scan. As far as a tumor being ruled out it s nothing but good news. Contrast is injected...

Brain Tumors: Niece's GBM, last ditch effort, nasty side effects
last ditch effort, nasty side effects, cytoxin: I m sorry to read about her and your problems! I ll be very frank and blunt because you ask me a straight question so I m obliged to give you a straight answer! The way this tumour is growing I very much doubt that this is a grade 3 tumour but instead a grade...

Brain Tumors: Niece, curable cancer, radiation therapist
curable cancer, radiation therapist, mortality rate: Thanks! You are quite right! GBM has a 100% mortality rate. But it is not easy to tell people bad news, though I agree with you it IS in most cases (there are sometimes exceptions) better to tell people the hard truth for the reasons You mention! I happen...

Brain Tumors: Nonspecific signal irregularity, right cerebral hemisphere, cerebral palsy diagnosis
right cerebral hemisphere, cerebral palsy diagnosis, lateral ventricle: This is actually outside my area of expertise since it obviously is not a brain tumor case. What is seen is most probably NOT any sign of a brain tumor but of brain damage associated with her cerebral palsy diagnosis. You should discuss this with a pediatric...

Brain Tumors: My name is niyaz.I have had..., exact diagnosis, pineocytoma
exact diagnosis, pineocytoma, time doctors: In order to be able to answer, please send me the full EXACT diagnosis and the exact location of the tumour etc. AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! Send it here (to this site). I ll be away over the week end but will answer on Sunday evening (Middle European Time) if possible....

Brain Tumors: nephew with hypothalamic hemartoma, state medicaid, medicaid program
state medicaid, medicaid program, benign tumor: Dear Terry, My first question to you would be WHY if he lives in Ohio and his medicaid is through the state of Ohio, then WHY does he HAVE to have the surgery done in Arizona? There are many qualified neurosurgeons in Ohio that can perform this type of surgery...

Brain Tumors: my nephew, pediatric neurologist, brain tumor
pediatric neurologist, brain tumor, virus infection: Headache ONLY when having a fever (probably due to a virus infection) is hardly a symptom of a brain tumor. I suggest that next time he has this you should let a pediatric neurologist check him, at least that will probably clear this matter for you! Good luck!...

Brain Tumors: non hodgkinson lymphoma of central nervous system, non hodgkin lymphoma, hodgkinson lymphoma
non hodgkin lymphoma, hodgkinson lymphoma, brain tumour: If what he has is a non Hodgkin lymphoma in his brain and no more chemo therapy can be given the only remaining possibility - unless already used too to full dose - is radiation therapy. If not possible I can unfortunately not see any solution at all. I...

Brain Tumors: non small cell cancer, cell lung cancer, small cell cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell cancer, non small cell lung cancer: I m sorry to read about your & your husband s problems! The most that can be expected from his treatment, unfortunately, is a prolongation of his survival time and hopefully decreased symptoms. With this kind of tumour his prognosis is very bad. His symptoms...

Brain Tumors: Is this normal for GBM IV?, left ventricle, temodar
left ventricle, temodar, gbm: Unfortunately it can be both but right now it is somewhat more probable that it is swelling due to the radiation, in that case it should be a temporary phenomenon though. It is impossible to predict life expectancy with any great exactness, tumours and patients...

Brain Tumors: Occipital Meningioma, university of chicago hospitals, la grange memorial hospital
university of chicago hospitals, la grange memorial hospital, ralph r weichselbaum md: Dear Rhonda, Thank you for your questions. I would recommend Azhar Awan MD, who specializes in Brain Tumors, Prostate and Breast Cancer. Located at University of Chicago Hospitals and La Grange Memorial Hospital. Also Daniel Haraf MD, located at...

Brain Tumors: Oligoastrocytoma, brain tumor center, non cancerous tumors
brain tumor center, non cancerous tumors, residual radiation: Dear Kathy, My knowledge is mostly about meningiomas, which are benign, (non-cancerous,) tumors. I can t comment too much about her particular tumor, but I can give you a little general information about tumors and radiation. Radiation generally will stop...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendrogliama, brain tumor surgery, life science company
brain tumor surgery, life science company, primary brain tumor: First of all I am a Swedish oncologist and radiation therapist not a U.S. one. 1. Tumours are like patients individuals. It is therefore not possible to give you an exact growth rate. Only several MRI or CT studies over time can give you a more precise rate...

Brain Tumors: Oliogodendroglioma, accurate evaluation, gfap
accurate evaluation, gfap, oligodendroglioma: Without knowing the grade it is difficult or rather impossible to give you an accurate evaluation. However that it is necessary with corticosteroids is certainly not a good sign. If it really is well differentiated it would however seem likely that its grade...

Brain Tumors: Onset of symptoms, brain tumours, migraine headaches
brain tumours, migraine headaches, iron questions: No blood tests do not indicate brain tumours. I m NOT aware of any connection between eating disorders or fibroids and brain tumours. While your symptoms do not necessarily indicate a brain tumour I nevertheless STRONGLY suggest that you let a neurologist...

Brain Tumors: oligodendrogliama, brain tumours, poor prognosis
brain tumours, poor prognosis, survival time: Brain tumours like this one generally have very poor prognosis. If the dr. told you that nothing can be done then that is most probably true unfortunately. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy can most often only extend survival time and hopefully...

Brain Tumors: oligodendroglioma brain tumour, brain tumour, partial seizures
brain tumour, partial seizures, introspective person: Dear Jo Bray, First of all, all reference and research will give you a MEDIAN survival rate... The word median meaning AVERAGE... Some patients live longer and some patients live less and this is averaged to get a median survival rate.... No one call say...

Brain Tumors: oligodendroglioma, brain tumors, good doctor
brain tumors, good doctor, nevers: Dear Sharon, YES, the USA is better qualified to do these types of surgeries because our medical professionals are better.... However, if I were you and her, I would definately suggest talking to medical professionals in the UK, who are also well up on...

Brain Tumors: Pain in my head and behind my left ear, brain tumours, tooth ache
brain tumours, tooth ache, check ups: Perhaps, but only an examination can clarify that so unfortunately I do suggest check ups both with a dr. and with a dentist! How are you else manage your exams if you have so much pain?! Good luck! P.S. This kind of pain most probably has nothing to do with...

Brain Tumors: Pathology of gliomas, malignant gliomas, pathology report
malignant gliomas, pathology report, term survivors: No, you may very well be right! This is a VERY tough subject and the grading of malignant gliomas is very dependent on the experience and ability of the pathologist. Actually in most cases, due to these realities, grading is most often rather done by a comittee...

Brain Tumors: Pineal Tumor/Calcification, pineal gland calcification, mri scan
pineal gland calcification, mri scan, radiation therapy: Yes there is a risk of a tumour there. I suppose this was seen on a CT scan? It is then necessary to make at least an MRI scan for diagnosis. Hopefully a biopsy too. Can often be done stereotactically. Yes there are certain hormonal & serological blood tests...

Brain Tumors: Pineal Tumor?, soft tissue mass, abnormal enhancement
soft tissue mass, abnormal enhancement, mri report: 1. It IS a tumor BUT most probably - almost certainly - a BENIGN (non cancerous, non malignant) one. It has grown somewhat, but not very much, from 5.5 mm (almost 1/5 of an inch) from front to back to 7mm (less than 1/4 of an inch) = by 1.5 mm or by roughly...

Brain Tumors: Pituitary Adenoma, corporate health insurance, pituitary adenoma
corporate health insurance, pituitary adenoma, health insurance coverage: Dear Heather! I truly understand your dilemma! But I m sorry, I m a Swede living in Sweden! I know next to nothing about U.S. medical insurance policies. I strongly recommend that you address this problem to one of the American experts on this site! For example...

Brain Tumors: Please give your advice on what my be wrong.., persistent seizures, mental fog
persistent seizures, mental fog, university affiliation: Without an examination of my own it is difficult to tell you what it might be - too many possibilities. BUT you need to be fully eamined 1. by an experienced endocrinologist - best by one with a university affiliation, 2. by an equally experienced neurologist,...

Brain Tumors: PNET, search engine yahoo, brain tumors
search engine yahoo, brain tumors, adult brain: Dear Karina, What you are reading is wrong... Even though it is more common in children, it is also 1% of all adult brain tumors. So, it is rare in adults, but it can happen. PNET which is also known as medulloblastoma are fast growing and highly malignant...

Brain Tumors: Possibilities of Returning Brain Tumor (Subpendymoma), brain tumor, pathology report
brain tumor, pathology report, cancer terminal: The steroids WERE necessary to keep the brain swelling down after surgery. Unfortunately they also do have that side effect as you describe. To be able to evaluate the risk of a return of your tumour I would need to read the pathology report on your tumour...

Brain Tumors: Possible Brain Tumor, brain tumour, short term memory loss
brain tumour, short term memory loss, short term memory: The thing on the outside of his head can NOT be a brain tumour. But it probably is the cause of his local pain. Without an examination I can not tell you what it is nor can I tell you what causes his neurological problems. Your brother should do 2 things ASAP!...

Brain Tumors: Possible brain tumours, medical records release form, brain tumours
medical records release form, brain tumours, medical release form: Dear Anthony, The only way to know what the doctors know now and may not be telling you is for your sister to get her husband to sign a medical records release form where the MRI was done and get a copy of the radiology reports from the MRI scan.... She...

Brain Tumors: Possible stroke after surgical removal of benign tumour, benign tumour, benign brain
benign tumour, benign brain, optic nerve: Dear Rose, Anytime there is any type of brain surgery done there is always a possibility that brain damage or stroke can, does or will occur..... Unfortunately, I can not tell you if he will completely recover and probably the doctors can t either.......

Brain Tumors: Possible symptoms of brain tumor?, symptoms of brain tumor, sinus medication
symptoms of brain tumor, sinus medication, sinus problem: If both rather recent CT & MRI scans of your brain have been negative it is MOST unlikely that you should have a brain tumour. Most of your symptoms may indeed be stress related. However your pupil size etc. worries me a bit. You should let both a neurologist...

Brain Tumors: Possible Tumor, bone tumor, bone tumors
bone tumor, bone tumors, brain tumor: Dear David, Without knowing what the radiology report from the CT-scan says, I can t tell you one way or the other... However, you could have another bone tumor or you could even have an actual brain tumor.... If you can get a copy of the radiology report...

Brain Tumors: Post-traumatic Brain lesion, e mail address, precentral gyrus
e mail address, precentral gyrus, brain lesion: Dear Colleague, first of all I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist so the finer neurological details are beyond me (in spite of the fact that I have retired after a stroke due to hypertension). Second I m a...

Brain Tumors: Left Posterior Fossa Meningioma, major blood, posterior fossa
major blood, posterior fossa, second opinion: Dear Sharon, It is ALWAYS a good idea to get a SECOND opinion regarding the use of surgery, when to do surgery or if surgery is even an option.... Since I am not a doctor and not a surgeon, I can t answer the rest of your questions... thank you, ...

Brain Tumors: Progression of GBM, brain tumors, temodar
brain tumors, temodar, decadron: Dear Debbie, YES, this is the beginning of the end and unfortunately, it will get worse or you can pray that he goes into a coma before then... I know this sound harsh, but having gone through the misery of having the verbal abuse, aggressive behavior,...

Brain Tumors: pain in around brain stem and increased salivation, medical oncologist, brain tumors
medical oncologist, brain tumors, brain tumor: If an MRI of your brain did not show any tumor it is MOST unlikely that you have ANY brain tumor. With regards to other possibilities they are outside my field of expertise here (I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain...

Brain Tumors: pain in back of head, brain tumor, dull ache
brain tumor, dull ache, brain tumors: It does not sound like a brain tumour problem, but she obviously has a problem! Could very well be due to a neck problem but without an examination it is not possible to be sure. I think you should consult both a neurologist AND an orthopedic surgeon! Even...

Brain Tumors: pain in back of head, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, scalp pain: That question is actually somewhat outside my area of expertise, but I will answer it anyway. It is NOT a brain tumour symptom. It is a fairly common physiological reaction when you are falling asleep (I have had it myself) and your stress situation may very...

Brain Tumors: my partner received stereo..., lower back pain, bad time
lower back pain, bad time, left leg: While I can not guarantee that his cancer is not spreading, such symptoms as you describe them are more likely to be refered pain due to the operation itself or even more likely back pain with sciatic pain to his left leg. He should discuss this with his dr....

Brain Tumors: please help with a answer if u have on ty, accurate diagnosis, mri report
accurate diagnosis, mri report, biopsy: Rhonda: Thank you for your question. I m sorry to report that I am not going to be much help. Only your treating physician, having reviewed the cranial images, can make an accurate diagnosis. There are many causes why this happens. Again, only your...

Brain Tumors: possible brain tumor symptons, left temporal lobe, brain tumors
left temporal lobe, brain tumors, brain tumor: Urayna: Thank you for your question. The answer is yes and no. Depending on the tumors location in/on the brain it will have different affects. For example. The left brain controls the right body, so, a person experiencing a brain tumor in their left...

Brain Tumors: possible brain tumor, partial seizure disorder, proton beams
partial seizure disorder, proton beams, left temporal lobe: There may be a connection but I can not be sure of it. If I were in your shoes I would not worry so much about any head aches I would have it checked regularly - once a year or so - and if there was any change I would try to have it deleted by special radiation...

Brain Tumors: possible meningioma, brain tumor center, word tumor
brain tumor center, word tumor, line support group: Hi Charleen, First, did the biopsy confirm that it is a meningioma? If it does, the situation is probably not as hopeless as it may sound. I have a web site that may be of some help in locating information. I don t have a lot of info directly on the...

Brain Tumors: possible tumor, brain tumor, brain tumour
brain tumor, brain tumour, eye dr: As a symptom of a brain tumour it is rather unlikely. An eye tumour is possible, but not likely. However since this obviously worries you, ask him to let an eye dr. check him so you can put the matter to rest! It is probably due to a chance difference in reflection....

Brain Tumors: pregnancy after a brain tumor, brain tumor survivors, proton beams
brain tumor survivors, proton beams, brain tumours: This was a tough one. The use of stereotactic radiation either by a Gamma Knife or by proton beams is a fairly new technique and the treatment case numbers are not that big. Therefore the experience is limited and I can not with any great confidence give...

Brain Tumors: pregnancy and brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, pathology report: My dear this was a HARD question! So hard in fact that I m not sure how to answer it. What was the grade of your astrocytoma? That is a very important question because the grade indicates how fast it will regrow! Then this is your illness and your life, NOT...

Brain Tumors: i am pregnant and i had a brain tumor in2001, worst case scenario, mri scan
worst case scenario, mri scan, brain tumor: I do understand your difficult situation! Unfortunately it may be a new growth (or rather the old coming back) but that is by no means sure. So unfortunately we will have to wait until a new MRI scan can be made, though given your background I wish your diagnostic...

Brain Tumors: pressure on leftside of brain..., leftside, family doctor
leftside, family doctor, regie: Regie: Thank you for your questions. I apologize, however, based on the detail of symptoms you re experiencing only your family doctor or treating physician can answer these questions with any degree of accuracy. Tests will need to be administered to...

Brain Tumors: pressure in left side of head running down neck and shoulder, dear barbara, peace of mind
dear barbara, peace of mind, doing the right thing: Dear Barbara: Thank you for your question. I must be frank and tell you without an examination there is no possible way for me to assess your symptoms. Also, this website is for informational purposes and we are forbidden to give diagnoses. However,...

Brain Tumors: In a previous answer you said..., bone tumor, radiation treatments
bone tumor, radiation treatments, cancer cells: Dear Nat, You are currently a NOVETLY and NOT the normal.... Unfortunately, you are NOT cancer free yet since the cancer continues to reappear in other areas which means that the cancer cells are still traveling through your blood stream and lymphatic system.......

Brain Tumors: prognosis, oligodendroglioma, genetic changes
oligodendroglioma, genetic changes, genetic factors: I can not give you a simple answer to this as there are many differences between different tumours that affect prognosis for example grade and genetic factors. A low grade may live 10 years or even more while a high grade may live 2-3 years or even shorter!...

Brain Tumors: Questions regarding brain tumours, childhood brain tumors, brain tumours
childhood brain tumors, brain tumours, brain tumors: 1. I normally only answer questions from probable patients, their relatives and friends but I will answer this. 2. Go to The Merck Manual On The Web and search there for Brain Tumours and Malignant Brain Tumours . There are 2 versions of this manual....

Brain Tumors: quality of life, malignant brain tumor, brain tumors
malignant brain tumor, brain tumors, epilepsey: Dear Claire, You did not mention the type of brain tumor or location, but it is known fact that migraine, epilepsey and brain tumors can alter taste, especially causing salty taste and unfortunately, often this will not change since there is a brain tumor......

Brain Tumors: questions to ask during consultation for neuro- surgery, surgery consultation, radiation therapy
surgery consultation, radiation therapy, reno nv: Your therapy will most probably include surgery, radiation therapy and chemo therapy. No tumour is exactly like any other. There are differences in size, location etc. and each of these variables may create special problems that the surgeon will have to solve....

Brain Tumors: After Radiotheraphy, radiotheraphy, brain tumour
radiotheraphy, brain tumour, time hope: I did answer your question! I had answered it in a previous reply. However I will tell you again. If you have tinnitus your sleep is probably disturbed so you will feel tired. Your tinnitus may have to do with your tumour treatment but probably more as an...

Brain Tumors: Radiotherapy... a last chance?, brain tumors, dry humour
brain tumors, dry humour, radiation therapy: I m sorry to read about your aunt! Her epilepsy is probably due to either her tumour or her surgery or both. Most probably the radiation therapy had nothing to do with it. Now, unfortunately I have to agree that most probably her prognosis is very bad and...

Brain Tumors: Re:accoustic Neroma, proton beams, facial paralysis
proton beams, facial paralysis, radiation dose: Cyberknife I think is very similar to GammaKnife. Actually an AN of this size should be possible to CURE with the right radiation treatment (proton beams, GammaKnife etc.). However if his lesion was/is located right by his brain stem the treatment may have...

Brain Tumors: Recurring Brain Tumor, right frontal lobe, gammaknife
right frontal lobe, gammaknife, protocol program: Actually the same procedure is more or less followed with the GammaKnife since the radiation has to be given very precisely! Well, this is a very new technique with limited empirical experience knowledge to draw conclusions from. Yes they usually regrow within...

Brain Tumors: Recurring Brain tumor, brain tumor, speach
brain tumor, speach, lung cancer: Well in this situation surgery is no solution. Radiation may be of help. Lung cancer often spreads to the brain. However lung cancer is usually unfortunately a cancer with a bad prognosis. It is quite common that tumours - whatever their origin - in the brain...

Brain Tumors: Recurring Glioblastoma Multiforme, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, temodar: I m very sorry to read about your husband s and your problems! Ms Nicholson you have asked me a straight question and such a question deserves a straight answer even if it painful both to receive it and to deliver it! A glioblastoma multiforme always has...

Brain Tumors: Recurring Melanoma, american cancer society, lymphatic system
american cancer society, lymphatic system, melanoma: Dear Lela, I can t find any statistics for survival using the interferon.... You may want to call the american cancer society for that information.... As for survival without treatment, that will not happen... The melanoma is traveling through the lymphatic...

Brain Tumors: Reg:advice on brain tumour, brain tumor, cancer cure
brain tumor, cancer cure, surgical intervention: What investigations have been done? What did they show? Where is this brain tumor located? How big is it? Is anything known what type of brain tumor it is? Blood vomits often require surgical intervention, but again what investigations have been done and what...

Brain Tumors: Review of slides/second opinion, menengioma, right side of my brain
menengioma, right side of my brain, follow ups: From what you have told me surgery at the time was most probably indeed necessary! On the other hand it is (almost) never wrong to ask for a second opinion - even after the fact as here. Especially as it may be important for your follow ups in the future....

Brain Tumors: radiation for acoustic neuroma, radiation necrosis, acoustic neuroma
radiation necrosis, acoustic neuroma, cerebrum: If that has happened the therapy was probably not given properly. In a correctly executed GammaKnife treatment the radiation mostly ends up in the target - here the acoustic neuroma - not as obviously here in its surroundings! Maybe also the dose level needs...

Brain Tumors: radiation treatment of brain lesions, brain lesions, cancer cells
brain lesions, cancer cells, radiation treatment: To get the any effect of radiation you have to give a certain minimum dose. The higher dose above that you give the higher the effect. But there is a maximum dose too. If you go above that limit the harmful effects are too big. These 2 dose limits are not...

Brain Tumors: radiotion brain tumour, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, sun shine: The tumour can disappear but I can not promise it will or that even if it does it will not come back. Brain tumours are tricky. Normally radiation is given right after surgery, but even then no guarantees can be given. If the MRI radiologist says that it is...

Brain Tumors: reacurrance of meningiomas, pathology report, tumour
pathology report, tumour, good luck: If they have got ALL the tumour out it is gone and can not return! If something is left of it in there it MAY return. You will have to ask your dr. what the pathology report said about the state of the tumour if it looked as if everything was removed or not....

Brain Tumors: reacurrance of meningiomas, suboccipital craniectomy, foramen magnum
suboccipital craniectomy, foramen magnum, check ups: No one knows what causes this kind of tumour! The risk that it will come back is probably small but in order to be on the safe side you shoud have regular check ups with MRI scans - not more often than once a year - perhaps even less often. Good luck! ...

Brain Tumors: I have recently been feeling..., horrible headaches, brain tumor
horrible headaches, brain tumor, burning sensation: Dear Claudia, You need to make an appointment with your doctor and get an MRI done of the brain.... Only with an MRI can you find out if you have any tumors, or if it is migraine or blood vessel or corotid artery related.... A brain tumor can either be...

Brain Tumors: recurrent GBM 5, internal radiation, speach problems
internal radiation, speach problems, recurrent tumor: Dear Marie, I am sorry to hear about your mother and her continued battle with her brain cancer... Your mother is going to be the ONLY ONE who can determine what she wants to try next. You and the doctors can tell her what she needs, but in the end it...

Brain Tumors: How replicates themselves brain tumoral cells?, red blood cells, staminal cells
red blood cells, staminal cells, nervous cells: Brain and nerve cells do indeed have nuclei with DNA as do all other cells in the brain (except red blood cells). So mutations can happen! You are right, cancer is caused by mutations. These mutations cause an unlimited and uncontroled division of the tumour...

Brain Tumors: research question for a screenplay, tumor cancers, cancer colon
tumor cancers, cancer colon, brain tumor: Dear Rob, Just about any cancer will have symptoms, however it is possible that you could write your screen play in such a way that the character knows something is wrong but tells no one and sees no doctor until the symptoms can not be hidden any more.......

Brain Tumors: returning tumor, brain tumor center, pathology report
brain tumor center, pathology report, benign tumor: No. Some benign tumors recurr frequently also. The pathology report will tell if it is benign or malignant.. although it CAN change from benign to malignant. Is he being treated at a major brain tumor center? His chances of survival are much higher...

Brain Tumors: ringing in ears, eye pressure..., ringing in ears, sinus infection
ringing in ears, sinus infection, brain tumor: Dear Tracy: Thank you for your question. First, I apologize I can not give diagnoses on this website. The ailments you re speaking of could quite possibly be the on-set or early stages of of a sinus infection or simply enflamed sinuses. The ringing in...

Brain Tumors: SCARE TISSUE, scar tissue, epileptic activity
scar tissue, epileptic activity, birth trauma: Scar tissue in the brain is not a brain tumour, so this is really outside my area of expertise. However scar tissue there may give you epileptic fits and that is why an EEG was made (shows epileptic activity - of an electrical nature - of the brain). Scar...

Brain Tumors: Scared..., anurysm, pain killers
anurysm, pain killers, pain medication: Thanks for your confidence! As one military person to another (I was chief medical officer for the Royal Guards, the Royal Horse Guards & the Royal Household Brigade of the Royal Swedish Army for 15 years) I will do all I can to help you! However, a small...

Brain Tumors: Secondary Brain Cancer, social security disability, cancer question
social security disability, cancer question, brain cancer: Yes with so low platelet levels chemo therapy is impossible! Radiation therapy locally MAY still be possible though, even if I would not like to do it myself under these conditions. It is still impossible to give you any kind of exact time schedule though,...

Brain Tumors: Secondary Brain Cancer, social security disability, cancer question
social security disability, cancer question, brain cancer: Yes unfortunately it is very probable that this is a new sign of his old lung cancer spreading to new sites. Please do call his dr. and inform her/him about this ASAP! Best local therapy - possible - is probably radiation therapy. Diagnosis can be confirmed...

Brain Tumors: Secondary brain tumours, brain tumours, intravenous infusion
brain tumours, intravenous infusion, survival time: It is technically possible to provide pain relief at home by intravenous infusion or other injection routes but it will then be necessary for trained staff to visit him at home regularly in order to provide this service. Is that possible to arrange for you?...

Brain Tumors: Secondery Brain Tumor, brain tumor, radiation therapy
brain tumor, radiation therapy, survival time: Unfortunately she will not get any better, at least not on her own. With radiation therapy she MAY get better temporarily to some extent but only for some time. Then she would get worse again. With this illness the death rate is 100%. But it is possible -...

Brain Tumors: Seizures Caused by Total Body Radiation, duke medical center, leukemia aml
duke medical center, leukemia aml, partial seizures: This question is somewhat outside my field of expertise (medical oncology & radiation therapy). It is better addressed to a neurologist. Also, I m a Swede, living in Sweden, though just now on vacation in Israel. I have next to no knowledge of whom you should...

Brain Tumors: Seizures, brain tumor, vet school
brain tumor, vet school, malignant tumor: I don t know if it is worth it or not, but the cat should get an MRI (not a cat scan:)... try taking him to a vet school.. they may be able to help. A brain tumor in a cat is not that uncommon, and the major sign is seizures. The costs involved in trying...

Brain Tumors: Shadow in brain x-ray, constant headaches, precise questions
constant headaches, precise questions, eye socket: Was this an ordinary X-ray or a CT scan? Where precisely behind her right eye? In the eye socket or in her brain? Sorry I have to ask these precise questions but my ability to answer depends on your replies. It is quite possible that no real answer can be...

Brain Tumors: Short term memory loss following removal of a brain tumour, blood clot in the brain, brain mri
blood clot in the brain, brain mri, long term memory: Dear Simon, Unfortunately, no one can really tell you when or if his memory will come back or get any better than it is right now.... Because of all his surgeries and infections, he may never regain his memory or always have short term memory... Brain...

Brain Tumors: Sign of tumor ????, signs of brain tumor, tumor cases
signs of brain tumor, tumor cases, frequent headaches: Jean: Thank you for your question. In all my experience and studies of brain tumor cases I have yet to hear of any first signs of brain tumor development being detectable by change in eye color. Some of the more common sings to look for are staring...

Brain Tumors: Sinus Headache or Brain Tumor, sinus headache, brain tumor
sinus headache, brain tumor, sinus infection: You NEVER diagnose a brain tumor after just 3 days of symptoms (unless found by accident on a CT or MRI scan done for other purposes), because the probability that those symptoms are caused by something else and much more common is overwhelmingly big! So if...

Brain Tumors: Sister with GBM - Blank Stares, grand mal seizure, petite mall
grand mal seizure, petite mall, blank stares: Dear Lora, Thank you for your question. Seizures come in different varieties. Petite Mall, Grand Mall, Complex Partial, and others. I do not know your sisters complete medical case and history, so I m sorry but this is all I can tell you not having more...

Brain Tumors: Sister with GBM, brain radiation, kepra
brain radiation, kepra, sister emily: Actually a grade 1-II astrocytoma is also malignant but a low grade malignancy with a far longer survival time. Also many brain tumours are very difficult to grade correctly. No one can predict survival time with any high degree of accuracy! Exactly how her...

Brain Tumors: Small Cell Lung Cancer, cell lung cancer, brain tumour
cell lung cancer, brain tumour, small cell lung cancer: Of course it may be due to her medicines, but unfortunately I fear that it is the cancer that had spread to her brain that is coming back. Did she receive radiation therapy for it previously? If not she will most probably need it now. If she did that road...

Brain Tumors: Spots on the brain, diagnostic radiologist, medical oncologist
diagnostic radiologist, medical oncologist, last organ: This is actually more a question for a diagnostic radiologist with lots of experience in neurological MRI scanning than for a medical oncologist & radiation therapist which is what I am. Yes one possibility MAY be metastatic cancer growth in her brain, but...

Brain Tumors: STAGE 4 CANCER, stage 4 lung cancer, stage 4 cancer
stage 4 lung cancer, stage 4 cancer, chest x rays: I think her dr. has not taken good care of her! BUT I have to tell you that this problem existed far earlier than a month ago! So the delay - though inexcusable - did not change anything with regards to her present situation. With both emphysema and a lung...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 brain cancer, stage 4 brain cancer, good appetite
stage 4 brain cancer, good appetite, poor hygiene: I m sorry but survival times are hard to predict. However obviously he is appraching t6he end of the road. We are talking maybe weeks or months here - or shorter - not years. He will just get worse, go into a coma and pass away. Epileptic fits are possible...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 GSM, brain tumours, survival times
brain tumours, survival times, mid dec: Unfortunately I will have to tell you that grade 4 brain tumours have such bad prognosis regardless of therapy that I do not think either his drinking or his prostate cancer will be of much importance. Without therapy maximum one year, with therapy maximum...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 Melanoma, birth control pills, malignant melanoma
birth control pills, malignant melanoma, internal organs: Dear Stacey, I am so sorry to hear about your niece... This may or may not have been caused by the mole that was removed at age 18, since melanoma can form in ANY pigmented skin and there is pigmented skin in internal organs....However, I suspect that if...

Brain Tumors: Stage four brain tumor, stage 4 brain cancer, brain tumours
stage 4 brain cancer, brain tumours, brain tumor: Survival rates for grade 4 brain tumours are 0 (zero) over time. Survival times with therapy are about 1-2-(2.5) years maximum depending on the microscopical picture of the tumour. With the worst form Glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 very few, if any, survive...

Brain Tumors: Stages of Brain Cancer in 12-Year Old, types of brain cancer, stages of brain cancer
types of brain cancer, stages of brain cancer, poor girl: There are many types of brain cancer with different clinical pictures. There are also differences in prognosis between them. The clinical pictures are also influenced by the locations of the tumours within the brain. Without knowing these facts it is impossible...

Brain Tumors: Strange symptoms, unknown problem.., weird vision, strange symptoms
weird vision, strange symptoms, vision thing: Dear Sasha, These symptoms could represent just about anything.... It could be over-heating as already told to you, but I think it is about time that you see your or your parents family doctor and get someone to take a MRI of your brain to see if there...

Brain Tumors: Symptoms, brain tumor symptoms, stem cell transplant
brain tumor symptoms, stem cell transplant, autologous stem cell transplant: Dear Derrick, THese symptoms could be caused from a tumor, or it could be blood vessel/artery related problems in the brain.. Keep your 9/15 appointment and make sure when you go to demand that the doctor order an MRI of your brain and sinus area... ...

Brain Tumors: Symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, brain tumor
swollen lymph nodes, brain tumor, leg weakness: Dear Lance, These symptoms could be a variety of medical problems and there is NO WAY to guess what it is.... You MUST see your doctor and get a complete physical and blood work done, just to start with... Your physician will then know where to progress...

Brain Tumors: scared it could be a brain tumor, brain tumor, promblem
brain tumor, promblem, boyfreind: Well the MRI scan will tell you definitely if there is a tumour or not! If no tumour can be seen, there is no tumour! Now while I can not guarantee that there is no tumour his long history makes it less probable. I hope he is seeing a neurologist! If not...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain cancer, biological response modifiers, brain lesions
biological response modifiers, brain lesions, brain radiation: Dear Jo Anne, Thank you for your questions. First, are there other treatments available for your brothers cancer? That answer, I m afraid, is a generic one. Because I do not know the complete medical history of your brothers case I can not give an accurate...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain cancer from breast, cancer answer, promising answer
cancer answer, promising answer, brain cancer: Ok, I suppose that the MRI scan was done in order to check her brain condition? Yes chemo therapy can be used this way (radiation therapy to her breast was also a possibility). However chemo therapy may have some difficulty of reaching her brain in an efficient...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain cancer cells, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, brain cancer: Lung cancers very often spread to the brain so this is unfortunately not unusual in such cases. Her face swelling is due to a side effect of her steroids. But her steroids are necessary to keep swelling of her brain down. She can be treated with chemo therapy...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain cancer, small cell cancer, brain tumour
small cell cancer, brain tumour, brain cancer: It is rather probable that it is her lung cancer that has spread to her brain. Unfortunately regardless of this is a primary brain tumour or her lung cancer this will most probably be quick too - a matter of months at most, regardless of what therapy she receives....

Brain Tumors: secondary brain tumor l, brain radiation, swedish proverb
brain radiation, swedish proverb, liver cancer: As a Swede I will quote a Swedish proverb in English translation: It is difficult to be a prophet, especially about the future . First of all, I m sorry to read about your friend! She obviously had a breast cancer that then first spread to her liver and then...

Brain Tumors: severe headaches, neck pain and stiffness, severe headaches
neck pain and stiffness, severe headaches, preasure: Even if you can not see a specialist (neurologist?) until in April the fact remains that you do need to be examined right away since without an examination no one can tell you what this is and from your symptoms it is evident that you do need help soon. So...

Brain Tumors: shadow on MRI, mri report, scar tissue
mri report, scar tissue, living in sweden: Please, I m a Swede living in Sweden and English is not my first language. Americans are very fond of acronyms that drive the rest of us crazy! What do you mean by SRS? Without being able to see the pictures you mention and not having the full report available...

Brain Tumors: what is the very significant symptoms for brain tumor? is the fall is the symptoms?, symptoms of brain tumor, brain cavity
symptoms of brain tumor, brain cavity, brain tumours: It is often a morning headache or a constant one. Sometimes associated with nausea and vomiting. But it is usually not as intense as a migraine. However all sorts of headaches have been associated with brain tumours but hardly the once in a while type. But...

Brain Tumors: signs of a tumor, grand mal seizures, tell tale signs
grand mal seizures, tell tale signs, skin changes: Hi Mark, There may or may not be any signs of a tumor. If the tumor is slow growing, the brain adapts to the changes as it grows and there may not be any symptoms until it is quite large. If there are symptoms, they can be anything from very small changes...

Brain Tumors: my sister 66 yrs old was diagnosed..., stage 4 brain cancer, brain tumor
stage 4 brain cancer, brain tumor, balance problems: Dear Ginny, I wish I could tell you how long your sister will live, but I can t and no one else can either... The vision and balance problems do indicate that the tumor is growing or the cancer is spreading, however, it does not necessarily mean that her...

Brain Tumors: my sister has a grade 4 glioma,,,something...., brain tumor, radiation treatments
brain tumor, radiation treatments, specialty hospital: Dear Lynne, NO.... Unfortunately with this far advaced type of brain tumor malignancy, there is nothing that can be done except give her the radiation treatments to help relieve the SYMPTOMS, there is NO CURE..... All doctors who specialize with oncology...

Brain Tumors: sister with melanoma in the brain, national cancer institute, interferon treatment
national cancer institute, interferon treatment, interferon therapy: I m sorry to read about her & your problems! Malignant melanoma is generally not very sensitive to radiation therapy or to chemo therapy. Once the cancer has spread anywhere outside its primary location it is usually not curable by surgery, since if it has...

Brain Tumors: sister secondary brain cancer from breast, brain tumor, brain cancer
brain tumor, brain cancer, brain tissue: Dear Tina: Thank you for your question. First, let me say if you re going to receive cancer treatment anywhere, MD Anderson is among the best places to get it. Second, treatment options, as I m sure you know, depend on several variables. Your sisters...

Brain Tumors: small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain, cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer
cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, sensory disturbances: Unfortunately it is impossible to give you any exact time table. But we are talking months not years maybe even weeks. He will get worse, more epileptic fits, sleep a lot, have more neurological problems like more paralysis and sensory disturbances. Difficulties...

Brain Tumors: small mass in the Brain, mri scan, neurologist
mri scan, neurologist, safe side: Your question includes very little information for me to work with so to be on the safe side I strongly suggest that you get a second opinion from a good neurologist! Good luck! You should ask the neurologist if a biopsy would be a good idea - if at all possible...

Brain Tumors: Come and go smptoms, symptoms of a brain tumor, ounce of prevention
symptoms of a brain tumor, ounce of prevention, anxiety management: Dave: Thank you for your question. The answer is yes, symptoms come and go, appear then fade away. Remember, our bodies are natural healing machines designed to repair themselves. Anxiety is a touchy or tricky thing Dave, it produces stress and...

Brain Tumors: my sons mri, nerve inflammation, optic nerve
nerve inflammation, optic nerve, neurologist: This is somewhat outside my area of expertise (tumours). If he has an optic nerve inflammation and some other lesions in his brain on MRI it may be a sign of multiple sclerosis - but in this stage it may go into complete remission. However, since it is outside...

Brain Tumors: sore scalp, sebacious cysts, brain tumours
sebacious cysts, brain tumours, brain tumor: The symptoms you describe are not what you expect from a brain tumour. I m sure it is a local problem in your scalp. Such a problem can not be investigated with MRI! What you do need is a dermatologist (skin dr.) not a neurologist or neuro surgeon. Blood...

Brain Tumors: spot in my bran, caudate nucleus, many different things
caudate nucleus, many different things, right side of the brain: Martha, Following up to your previous question. First let s give you some definitions to this medical mumbo-jumbo shall we. That way at least you have an understanding as to what your doctors are referring to. Low Density: Having a more complex...

Brain Tumors: spot found on my head, types of skin cancer, medicine doctors
types of skin cancer, medicine doctors, dear jennifer: Dear Jennifer, It is very possible that this could be linked to one of three types of skin cancer, and I strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist, have it removed for biopsy and find out for sure what this is..... A dermatologist is specialized in...

Brain Tumors: stage 4 cancer of the brain, stage 4 cancer, cancer of the brain
stage 4 cancer, cancer of the brain, brain tumor: Dear Tara, Stage IV GBM (glioblastoma Multiforme) is not good and has a very poor prognosis.... There is no cure.... Even if surgically removed, there is most always some tumor or tumor cells left behind and these will start growing again, even with the...

Brain Tumors: last stages of brain tumor, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, ovarian cancer: Many of your questions are impossible to answer because nobody knows! The only thing I can tell you is that when patients reach the state you describe the end is not far off. She will sleep more and more, drift into a coma and then pass away. You have yourself...

Brain Tumors: what are the very start symptoms..., brain tumers, brain tumer
brain tumers, brain tumer, brain tumor: Dear Rita, Why in the world have you not already taken him to a doctor and had the doctor do a MRI of his brain to see if this is a brain tumor or Alzheimer s etc.... GET this man to a DOCTOR, NOW......... It is only with an MRI of the brain will...

Brain Tumors: statistics, malignant brain tumours, brain tumor
malignant brain tumours, brain tumor, dear linda: Dear Linda, I do not have any information regarding Scotland, but in the US, it is normal NOT to be able to remove ALL of the brain tumor with surgery.... Therefore, radiation and chemotherapy would also apply and even then, the prognosis is POOR.... ...

Brain Tumors: strange pain in brain, brain tumor, strange pain
brain tumor, strange pain, neurologist: Natalie: First. Thank you for your question. I must apologize, however, this website strictly prohibits giving diagnoses or potential diagnoses so any information I can give is limited. Second. Only a neurologist, after a proper and thorough examination,...

Brain Tumors: strokes - brain spots, primary health care, spinal taps
primary health care, spinal taps, health care provider: Mary: I regret to say that my ability to help in this matter is severely limited. Only his primary health care provider, or personal/family doctor, will have all the answers you need. Only they have a complete medical history, knowledge of all medications...

Brain Tumors: after surgery, pituitary tumor, dizziness
pituitary tumor, dizziness, seven days: Hi, Any surgery near the brain can cause dizziness and weakness. Seven days is not really very long to recover from that kind of surgery. You should begin to feel a little better each day very soon. If you don t, or if you begin to feel worse, contact...

Brain Tumors: symptoms, mri scans, x rays
mri scans, x rays, tumour: Well any lump anywhere may be a tumour and should be checked! For some places like inside your body where you can not feel a lump you need other methods of detection (ultrasound, X-rays, mammography, CT-scans & MRI-scans etc.), but that is basically it. ...

Brain Tumors: symptoms, brain tumor symptoms, stem cell transplant
brain tumor symptoms, stem cell transplant, autologous stem cell transplant: It is impossible to know just by communicating over the Web what this is - it may be a stress symptom for example - but with your background you HAVE TO take it seriously. Your appointment is just about 2 weeks away and I do not know if you can speed things...

Brain Tumors: Many symptoms, signs of a brain tumor, anxiety disorder
signs of a brain tumor, anxiety disorder, mind races: These are NOT symptoms that make me start suspecting that you have a brain tumor, but perhaps these words will not make you stop worrying. If so you will have to ask your dr. for a CT or MRI scan. If no tumor can be seen there your symptoms have nothing to...

Brain Tumors: symptoms, mild headaches, short term memory loss
mild headaches, short term memory loss, short term memory: This sounds like a severe neurological disorder, but not necessarily a brain tumor! I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon but a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors. I therefore STRONGLY suggest that she lets...

Brain Tumors: Are these symptoms of a brain tumor?, brain tumor symptoms, symptoms of a brain tumor
brain tumor symptoms, symptoms of a brain tumor, mri scan: The symptoms you describe are not necessarily associated with a brain tumour(especially if they have been going on for years), but they certainly need to be investigated. Without an examination we can not get anywhere. I therefore strongly suggest that you...

Brain Tumors: symptoms, symptoms of brain tumors, head and neck pain
symptoms of brain tumors, head and neck pain, brain tumor: There is always the possibility of it being a brain tumor, but it is very small chance. If it lasts more than a few days, as yours did, you should go to a doctor to get it checked out. There are hundreds of things it could be. Most are minor and can easily...

Brain Tumors: what are the symptons?, brain tumor, pain in the left side
brain tumor, pain in the left side, having dreams: Dear Sian, The aching pain in the head really calls for your doctor to do the one test that can prove if you have a brain tumor or migraines or other blood flow problems to the brain... You should ask your doctor to do a brain and sinus MRI.... If your current...

Brain Tumors: Thalamic Anaplastic astrocytoma, temador, brain tumor
temador, brain tumor, anaplastic astrocytoma: GammaKnife & CyberKnife treatment (I m a Swede educated at the Royal Karolinska Institute & the Royal Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and the GammaKnife was invented by a neurosurgeon of that hospital, Professor Lars Leksell, M.D., Ph.D.)...

Brain Tumors: Thalamic glioma, malignant brain tumour, thalamic glioma
malignant brain tumour, thalamic glioma, basal ganglia: It is a malignant brain tumour (in order to tell you how malignant I would need to know its grade too if that is possible) situated close to the thalamus deep inside the brain close to the basal ganglia. That makes it very difficult to attack surgically, maybe...

Brain Tumors: Threapy Options, brain tumor, radiation therapy
brain tumor, radiation therapy, gamma knife: Gamma Knife is NOT surgery, it is a kind of special radiation therapy! But NOT commonly available. It is a Swedish machine. The closest one to you is probably in Israel - could then just as well be on the Moon unfortunately! So, unfortunately your only option...

Brain Tumors: Threapy Options, proton beams, brain tumor
proton beams, brain tumor, gamma knife: I m sorry, unless the tumour is so small that it is possible to treat it with the Gamma Knife or proton beams and that turns out to be possible in spite of previous radiation therapy, the only remaining option is chemo therapy! Please keep me posted! ...

Brain Tumors: Treatment of Brain Tumour., brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, brain cancer: Dear Jisella, Brain tumors are treated with surgery if possible and radiation therapy when not possible... The problem here is, is the brain tumor caused by the lung cancer or the other way around... The only treatments available for your aunty is to...

Brain Tumors: Treatment Options for Inoperable Astrocytoma, proton beams, right ventricle
proton beams, right ventricle, left ventricle: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! You do not mention how big these tumors are. However GammaKnife & CyberKnife treatments and proton beams are only possible for rather small tumors - around an inch in size. With malignant tumors - like here...

Brain Tumors: Tumor behind the left ear, squamous cell carcinoma, gamma knife surgery
squamous cell carcinoma, gamma knife surgery, neurovascular structures: Dirk: Knowing now that the lesion does in fact involve your arteries my experience would agree with your Doctor. Following up with a Radiologist is next, of course, in this process of healing. Meanwhile, don t lose heart or hope Dirk, there is light...

Brain Tumors: Tumor causes, cancer tumours, cellular phone usage
cancer tumours, cellular phone usage, clinical evidence: There is one report of a connection to benign (not cancer) tumours of the acoustical nerve (the one we hear with). That report has NOT so far been confirmed. That is ALL. So far at this moment there is NO scientific or clinical evidence of any connection to...

Brain Tumors: Tumor on the equilibrium, benign tumour, gamma knife
benign tumour, gamma knife, acusticus neurinoma: Sorry, I do not understand your question. Do you mean a tumour that affects your sense of balance? Such a tumour - the most common of them - is the acusticus neurinoma. That tumour can be cured - at least if it is a benign tumour. However if it is done by...

Brain Tumors: Tumor in fourth ventricle, fourth ventricle, tumor type
fourth ventricle, tumor type, gammaknife: I myself have a similar tumor of about the same size in my right side ventricle of my brain. We have used the same principle there and are just monitoring it with MRI scans. Since nothing has changed we are now only doing it once a year. So wait-and-see ...

Brain Tumors: Tumor Grades, brain tumor, growth location
brain tumor, growth location, medical case: Parimal: Tumor and/or cancer grading is a complex thing. The rate of growth, location, recurrence, and chances of metastasizing are all factors in grading. In regards to your personal medical case, however, only your treating physician can say with accuracy...

Brain Tumors: Tumor Growth, diagnostic possibilities, brain tumors
diagnostic possibilities, brain tumors, initial diagnosis: Tumors like people are individuals not clones. So growth rates are different from case to case. It is not impossible but not probable. Even so he should let a neurologist check him. There are other diagnostic possibilities apart from brain tumors! MS for example!...

Brain Tumors: Tumor, left parietal lobe, seizure disorder
left parietal lobe, seizure disorder, improper diet: Dear Robin, Thank you for your question. Seizures can be caused by several different things actually, that don t have to be directly related to tumors or brain injury. High stress levels, improper diet, and not getting proper rest or a combination of...

Brain Tumors: Tumors On Necks, work exercise, stockholm sweden
work exercise, stockholm sweden, brandon florida: Dear Denise, Thank you for your question and for your confidence in me! I will try to live up to it! Yes there are such things as tumours of the neck, but I do doubt very much that that is what you have got. It is far more probable, based on your description,...

Brain Tumors: Tumors??, time sufferer, neurologist
time sufferer, neurologist, grandpa: Without knowing what kind of tumor he has it is unfortunately impossible to answer your question! My advice is that you should let a NEUROLOGIST check you because of your head aches. Then tell the neurologist about your grandfather too so that any tumor suspicions...

Brain Tumors: Tumour : radiotherapy?, conventional radiation therapy, malignant brain tumours
conventional radiation therapy, malignant brain tumours, brain operation: Malignant brain tumours (and an astrocytoma, even a grade II, is malignant) all have a nasty habit of coming back. Radiation therapy may help, BUT should really have been done soon after your surgery to get the best result from conventional radiation therapy....

Brain Tumors: Can't Stop Worrying About Brain Tumor, brain mri, brain tumor
brain mri, brain tumor, lamp at midnight: Dear Adam: First, thank you for your question, second, I apologize for having taken so long to get back with you. My professional advice is trust the Neurologist, if they had seen or believed they saw something on your MRI without contrast they would...

Brain Tumors: When temodar doesn't work, tumor regrowth, temodar
tumor regrowth, temodar, would like your opinion: True, there may be serious side effects. On the other hand if she is seeing growth - which seems likely given the high malignancy of this kind of tumour - it seems to me you have to use the most efficient tool you have in that situation, even though it may...

Brain Tumors: terminal brain tumour, stage 4 cancer, brain tumour
stage 4 cancer, brain tumour, bowel cancer: He is an obvious stage 4 cancer since it has spread to another organ. In order to define grade I would need a very detailed description of his cancer s microscopical picture or better be able to view it myself. He may get epileptic fits and/or more stroke...

Brain Tumors: test administered after brain surgery, oral cavity, nasal passages
oral cavity, nasal passages, brain surgery: Dear Corrine, A nasopharyngoscopy is a test that consists of putting a flexible tube with a light on the end up the nose and/or down the mouth. It is use to view the upper airway and nasal passages. Often it is also used to take tissue samples from the...

Brain Tumors: what are some things that..., brain tumor symptoms, brain cancer
brain tumor symptoms, brain cancer, neurological problems: Dear Steve, This is difficult to answer because brain tumor symptoms are often the same symptoms as other neurological problems.... Here is a web site that might be able to help you in all aspects of a brain tumor.... http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/abta/primer.htm#section4...

Brain Tumors: what do you think?, cancerous brain tumor, radiation therapy
cancerous brain tumor, radiation therapy, mri scans: Well, his prognosis depends on what kind of brain tumor he has got. A benign (non cancerous) brain tumor is most often curable. A malignant (cancerous) brain tumor is very often hopeless however regardless of what therapy is used or not. If that kind of tumor...

Brain Tumors: being tired all the time, meningioma brain tumor, human growth hormone
meningioma brain tumor, human growth hormone, several different types: Well this is somewhat outside my field of expertise (cancer), but whenever you have to operate on or close to the brain, things can go wrong. Especially in your case since your surgery obviously had endocrinological consequences. To put everything right afterwards...

Brain Tumors: treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM ) (Grade IV ), brain tumor, therapy time
brain tumor, therapy time, time symptoms: The normal therapy scheme consists of daily treatments 5 days per week for a total therapy time of about 6 weeks. If around 200 cGy s are given at each daily treatment you can reach a total full dose in the tumor area of around 6000 cGy s which is about the...

Brain Tumors: treatment of pontine glioma of brainstem, intrinsic pontine glioma, proton therapy
intrinsic pontine glioma, proton therapy, radiation techniques: I have no personal experience with the drug you mention. Its use is still experimental and I have no opinion on it yet. The other therapies you mention are well established but their use is restricted to rather small lesions and also depends to to some extent...

Brain Tumors: tremors, hand muscles, calf muscles
hand muscles, calf muscles, radiation therapist: This sounds definitely like a neurological illness. Could be Parkinsonism but like you I m not certain. I m an oncologist & radiation therapist NOT a neurologist so I strongly recommend that you direct your question to a neurologist on this site! GOOD LUCK!...

Brain Tumors: troubling symptoms, inner ear problem, sinus ct
inner ear problem, sinus ct, sinus problem: Dear Karen, I doubt if the sinus ct-scan will show what this lump is on the right side of your head and it will NOT show if you have a brain tumor.... Only an MRI of the brain will show a brain tumor and that lump needs to be investigated further.. See...

Brain Tumors: tuberculum sellae meningioma, optic chiasm, brain tumor
optic chiasm, brain tumor, brain tumors: Excellent questions, but impossible to answer without knowing how the surgeon plans to approach it, how well localized it is, how big it is, etc. The best course of action is to get an opinion from 2 major brain tumor centers, and if they agree, go with...

Brain Tumors: tuberculum sellae meningioma, optic chiasm, visible scars
optic chiasm, visible scars, optic nerves: Hi Victoria, There are many possible side effects from surgery that your neurosurgeon would be best qualified to explain, but I can give you an idea of the most likely ones. The side effect that nearly everyone seems to experience is fatigue. Brain surgery...

Brain Tumors: tumor?, brain tumors, brain tumour
brain tumors, brain tumour, eyebrow: Well, a brain tumour it is NOT. It may be a number of things. Probably not dangerous, but without an examination I can give you no guarantee. So, in spite of his lack of insurance I strongly suggest that he lets a surgeon check him. At least you probably will...

Brain Tumors: tumor, chemo treatments, limp nodes
chemo treatments, limp nodes, lung cancers: I m sorry to read about her & your problems! I m not sure if the tumour in her lung was a daughter tumour from her breast cancer or a primary lung cancer (10% of all lung cancers have nothing to do with smoking, though 90% of them are caused by it). But it...

Brain Tumors: tumor, sleep paralysis, constant headaches
sleep paralysis, constant headaches, sleep lab: Without having the FULL CT & MRI reports available it is hard for me to have any opinion at all! I m not a neurologist. I m a cancer dr. with experience in treating brain tumours. I think you should direct your question to an expert of neurology! There is...

Brain Tumors: tumor characteristics, proton beams, brain radiation
proton beams, brain radiation, gamma knife: I m sorry, I m a Swede born, educated, trained, careered, worked and living all my life in Sweden. English is not my first language. So there are language difficulties that may distort my understanding of this and therefore I ll only reply to what I m absolutely...

Brain Tumors: tumor gliomas, m d anderson cancer center, vista translations
m d anderson cancer center, vista translations, anderson cancer center: My wife has translated your question from Spanish to English for me as I know no Spanish. However since she knows Ladino (old Jewish Spanish) not ordinary modern Spanish, we have not dared to write an answer in Spanish. Instead I write this in English. Hopefully...

Brain Tumors: tumor question, malignant brain tumour, merck manual
malignant brain tumour, merck manual, brain tumor: A cyst is also a kind of tumour but a benign one, not a malignant one like cancer. A malignant brain tumour kills very often like many cancers. For more information look up The Merck Manual on The Web . It is very good, it is free and any search engine will...

Brain Tumors: tumor, tina bell, brain tumors
tina bell, brain tumors, pimple: Hi Tina, They are not brain tumors. You can t feel brain tumors from the outside of the body, since they are inside the skull, and no matter how large they grow in adults, they don t poke through the skull. (It can happen in infants). I worry about...

Brain Tumors: tumors all over body, benign tumors, different things
benign tumors, different things, stomach: Dear Rebecca, I can not tell you the name of the disease, you will have to find that out from your boyfriend or his mother or their doctor.... It could be a number of different things, so you will have to get the NAME and then get back to me, because I...

Brain Tumors: tumors, dizzy spells, brain tumors
dizzy spells, brain tumors, brain tumor: Edward, thank you for you question, I am happy to be able to help. Concerning your dizzy spells, the first course of action would be to consult a neurologist. If affordability is an issue, there are programs through F.I.A ( now called The Department...

Brain Tumors: Unsure if it's a tumor, brain tumors, cysts
brain tumors, cysts, eyebrow: Dear Irma, It is true that brain tumors can not be felt on the outside of the skull.... However, this does not include tumor that can form under the skin and outside the skull or cysts..... With or without insurance, he needs to spend a little money...

Brain Tumors: Visiting with a neurosurgeon for a consultation, mri results, hole in the middle
mri results, hole in the middle, neurosurgeon: First of all it has almost certainly nothing to do with his service in Iraq. Without seeing the MRI scans myself I have no personal opinion on the question if it is malignant or not, but so far I have no reason to mistrust his dr. on this point. The only...

Brain Tumors: a.v.m. brain tumour, brain tumour, benign tumour
brain tumour, benign tumour, st joseph hospital in orange: If I have understood your question correctly - I m not sure - what you had was a arterio-veinous malformation. Those are not always tumours in a strict sense though they may be a benign tumour (haemangioma) or even rarely a malignant one (haemangiosarcoma),...

Brain Tumors: Weird Slight Swelling in back of head, weird thing, blood vessel
weird thing, blood vessel, biopsy: Nancy: Thank you for your question, but it seems your treating physician is taking the right steps toward diagnosis. An MRI is first then, if necessary, a biopsy. Again, your doctor seems to have you on the right track, so be patient and don t lose faith....

Brain Tumors: White Matter Lesions, matter lesions, referral lists
matter lesions, referral lists, hope god: Dear Cat: Thank you, first of all, for your questions. Most major hospitals have referral lists, so you can contact any hospital local to your area for help there. They also usually keep on hand another referral, this one for Physicians and their specialties....

Brain Tumors: Worried about my girlfriend's symptoms, Headaches, Nausea, etc., mri brain scan, frequent feelings
mri brain scan, frequent feelings, mild headaches: Since you - and maybe she too - are worried from this I think that it is best that you let a dr. check her a CT or an MRI brain scan (MRI is best) can easily confirm or rule out a brain tumor. This is the best advice I can give you since it is impossible to...

Brain Tumors: I want to know about strokes, causes of strokes, what causes strokes
causes of strokes, what causes strokes, search phrases: Dear Mildred, Since there are MANY causes of strokes, and not much room here on this web site to go into causes, treatments etc, I can only suggest that you do your research on the internet.... I would use YAHOO which seems to have the most layman explanations........

Brain Tumors: white mass on brain lecsions, neuro surgeon, ms symptoms
neuro surgeon, ms symptoms, mri scans: White spot lesions on MRI scans of the brain MAY be associated with MS but other explanations are also possible. If MS I doubt that a neuro surgeon can be of any help and it is very dobtful if it can be corrected. However this is outside my field of expertise...

Brain Tumors: When being worked up for lung..., x rays, ct scan
x rays, ct scan, lung cancer: It has nothing to do with lung cancer! To evaluate if it is of any importance or not I need to know its size & exact location. Of that I know nothing but your dr. does. Since your dr. regards it as of no importance I have to conclude that it due to its size...

Brain Tumors: Very worried, headaches and dizziness, sinus drainage
headaches and dizziness, sinus drainage, brain tumour: For a tumour in the brain to have any symptoms at all it has to have a certain minimum size. That lower size limit makes it easily detectable both with CT & MRI! You have now during the last 1/2 year or so been scanned (or rather your brain has) twice, once...

Brain Tumors: -------------------------..., 6th nerve palsy, brain biopsy
6th nerve palsy, brain biopsy, proton beams: If the tumour is small enough (remaining tumour) and it is deemed possible I would suggest Gamma Knife therapy. This is a concentrated radiation beam that makes it possible to sterilise the tumour site. It is usually very difficult or impossible to get the...

Brain Tumors: Do i........?, brain tumor, strange phenomenon
brain tumor, strange phenomenon, calcifications: An ordinary x-ray picture of your head is not very useful in finding any tumour in your brain. The symptoms you describe do not make me suspect that you have such a tumour but since you are worried I think you should let a neurologist check you. If that dr....

Brain Tumors: Can it come back?, cancerous brain tumor, cancer cells
cancerous brain tumor, cancer cells, surgon: Dear Colette, You do not mention the TYPE of cancer this was or the type of brain tumor so I can not be specific. However, there is no guarantee that all the cancer was removed since cancer cells travel in the blood stream and often some cancerous tissue...

Brazil: 2 week Brazil travel itinerary for Australians, salsa nights, salsa scene
salsa nights, salsa scene, salsa clubs: Im glad you liked the information and that I can be usefull. :) Hey, Salvador is the city I was born at so... I love it there. Id say its the New orleans in Brazil, very musical, very cultural. There is a strong culture of dance, music, craft, arts...

Brazil: 2006 Election, private language school, teaching english in brazil
private language school, teaching english in brazil, itamar franco: Dear Donald Geraldo Alckmin has a very flimsy chance of winning. But it is still possible. A friend of mine has done some statistical calculations about this, but his text is in Portuguese - though I have asked him to send me an abstract. This may take...

Brazil: brazil, brazil weather, weather change
brazil weather, weather change, weather yahoo: Lupe, Brazil is a very large country and the temperature and weather change a lot from one region to another. In the North is always hot and rains a lot part of the year. The South can get very cold in the winter (June-August). The Rio de Janeiro...

Brazil: Consulting for a Brazilian company, brazilian company, software company
brazilian company, software company, invoices: Bob, You are right. It is a lot of headache, time, paperwork and money. My recommendation is to create a company in US (if you don t have one) and send an invoice to the Brazilian company. They can send the payment directly to your bank account in Texas....

Brazil: Education, chemistry questions, high school students
chemistry questions, high school students, controversial issues: Bartek, Youd have to give me a hand here. What are a few points you wanna know about ? We have a very similar educational segmentation as the US. Most of our educational system is private and public ones are terrible. University, on the other hand,...

Brazil: Your education system, chemistry questions, high school students
chemistry questions, high school students, reserch: Denise, Please take a look at my past answers because I talked about that a few times already. If you want, you can send me specifc questions and I will help you with that okay. To help you get started, here are a copy of one of my answers : We have...

Brazil: Education, private colleges, vestibular
Brazil: Education, private colleges, vestibular, medical school

Brazil: Teaching English in Brazil in March 08'., usa international, legit
Brazil: Teaching English in Brazil in March 08'., usa international, legit, job

Brazil: My goal is to live and work in Brazil !, fortaleza brazil, volunteer project
fortaleza brazil, volunteer project, international volunteer: Hi, First of all, congratulations !! You are very compromised to your goals and that is wonderfull to know ! I watched the video and found it to be great ! Really nice. Id love to have an international opportunity as a volunteer but dont even know...

Brazil: Holiday in Natal, Brazil, natal brazil, hi bob
natal brazil, hi bob, tap water: Hi Bob: That is one place in Brazil I know nothing about. Though I hear it is very beautiful. Some advice -- it will be smoking hot there in January. Carnaval time begins on Feb 3rd or so, so you might get some nice, tourist designed Carnaval parties to go...

Brazil: Housing, salvador bahia, laundry services
salvador bahia, laundry services, private room: Bruce, NIce opportunity for her. Congratulations ! About the price, I believe this is a bit high, but not absurd ! You can rent an apartment for that. Of course she would need to cook and etc, but still. Is it is for thr comfort aspeck of being close...

Brazil: lactose intolerant in brazil, hospital salvador, lactaid
hospital salvador, lactaid, question thanks: Dee, In Bahia, if he goes to Salvador ( the state capital ) he can look for a doctor at HOSPITAL ALIANA, HOSPITAL SO RAFAEL, HOSPITAL AEROPORTO, HOSPITAL SALVADOR. They are all private and it will cost a bit, but nothing much.... Also, I have a cousin...

Brazil: living in Brasilia and Recife, fellowship proposal, small apartment
fellowship proposal, small apartment, family transportation: Lynn, I live in Brasilia now and prices here are high. A very small apartment ( kitnet )will cost you 800,00 a month at least. Plus condominium taxes ( that can be from 100,00 up to 250,00 a month ) and gas/electricity/water ( 150,00 a month ). Public...

Brazil: living in brasil, medical insureance, best time of my life
medical insureance, best time of my life, gas electricity: Duncan, The prices I post here still the same but they can change depending on the life style of the person... In general, prices could be : Rent costs ( including iptu taxes etc ) : 1.000,00 food costs 400,00 ( if you like to cook at home and less...

Brazil: A Month in Brazil, mato grosso, amazonas
mato grosso, amazonas, bahia: Layne, It depends on what kind of traveler you are. Rio, So Paulo, Bahia, Amazonas and Mato Grosso would give you a pretty good idea of all different parts and cultures in Brazil. But So Paulo is like NY. Mato Grosso and Amazonas are more ecoturism....

Brazil: Moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, english medium school, rio de janeiro brazil
english medium school, rio de janeiro brazil, barra da tijuca: Ravindra, I dont live in Rio so I have no means to go to each school to check it. But I do believe the information is accurate since it was taken from the website that is a school guide. Did you take a look at the schools websites ? You can also email...

Brazil: ponta negra, wonderfull time, nightlife
wonderfull time, nightlife, beaches: Peggy, Natal is great but its important that you know that its a lot different from Rio. The weather will be nice and sunny and there are a few unique places very close worth visiting. Its a nice experience, but very different from Rio. :) Hope you...

Brazil: Requesting basic information, sao paulo city, salvador bahia
sao paulo city, salvador bahia, south africans: Rahul, Sorry for the misunderstanding. In Sp I cannot tell you an specific neighborhood for african populatuon because I believe they are pretty much everywhere and there is not a culture born in Sao Paulo descending from them. In Bahia, Salvador to be...

Brazil: Salvador, belo horizonte, chump change
belo horizonte, chump change, lifestyle choices: Dear Aking: Not knowing you very well, or your lifestyle choices, I would advise you generally on Salvador as such -- it has all the things you will need from a big city: good n ightlife, good restaurants, some crime, good hospitals, good schools, good transportation...

Brazil: Sao Paulo, congonhas airport, material possessions
congonhas airport, material possessions, airport taxi: Deborah, Sorry but I dont know any ashrams with lodging in Sao Paulo city. There are a few at cities around SP, close but not in.... For a budget room, have you tried hostals ? I hear there are many there. You can also try IBIS HOTEl, a chain that...

Brazil: Study abroad @ UNIFEI, public health system, mechanical engineer
public health system, mechanical engineer, itajuba: Raymond, The Education system is quite similar to the american one. I didnt go to college in the US but as far as I know there will be no strong differences. Living expenses in that area might be very reasonable. You might spend R$2000,00 including...

Brazil: school, research universities, law schools
research universities, law schools, fluency: This is mostly ou tof my realm of expertise, but what you will need for sure are the following: 1) Fluency in Portuguese 2) Take the vestibular or similar test for foreigners wishing to enter a Brazilian university. You will have to research universities...

Brazil: sending a computer to Brazil, receita fazenda gov, www receita fazenda gov br
receita fazenda gov, www receita fazenda gov br, curier: Garry, Your friend is right. Taxes are very hight. You can send him a present under U$50 and you wont have taxes over it. Anything over that will have tax. Under U$ 500 they aplly one kind of math to find the right amount and over U$ 500 is another...

Brazil: soy milk, balanced diets, marketing your product
balanced diets, marketing your product, yogurts: Tasha, Answering to your questions, I dont know of any religions that cannot drink soy milk here. Soy milk is not popular, still a product a bit expensive for most families.Its use still much related to health issues, well balanced diets, people with...

Brazil: About Taubate, foreign language school, montesorri schools
foreign language school, montesorri schools, escola americana: Okay, now I know Taubate. Thanks to Wikipedia. You are going to be nowhere NEAR a foreign language school. You will have to ask the office where he is workign for to see what they have available there for expats. If you are lucky, there might be an Alphaville...

Brazil: Teaching English in Brazil in March 08' - list of schools - Sao Paulo, teaching english in brazil, porto allegre
teaching english in brazil, porto allegre, rio porto: Seph, Here are a few schools you could take a look. Hope it helps! About the delay on answers, you are right, its probably because of carnival but from the 11th on, you might have no problems. Luck ! regards Paula The American Elementary and...

Brazil: Thinking about relocating to Brazil, phoenix az, living expenses
phoenix az, living expenses, music industry: Andrew, please take a look at my past answers and youll find info about moving to Brazil. I have answered this a couple of times and I believe most of what you need is there. There are quite a few prices for living expenses also, ok. :) About the music...

Brazil: Visiting Brazil, fiance visas, embaixada americana
fiance visas, embaixada americana, visa type: David, I am not an expert on visa issues, but is usually very hard to get a permission to bring a girlfriend to US. Usually you can come on a tourist, student, business or immigrant (with includes fiance) visas. Each visa type has specific requirements....

Brazil: vaccines, febre amarela, hepatite b
febre amarela, hepatite b, sarampo: Lauren, Unfortunatelly I dont know the respectives names in english but you can use google trnslation tools or any other tool to trnslate it. Just copy and past the information below... Hope that helps. Paula Vacina Previne contra Idade Adequada...

Brazil: Two weeks in Bahia with wife and children, coconut coast, dear paula
coconut coast, dear paula, porto seguro: Edmundo, There are 2 different ways to do this : North or South. The main difference is that youll have longer distances considering the south route. The north route is closer to Salvador. You can rent a car and drive from one city to the other with distances...

Brazil: working as a speech pathologist in Brasil, pathologist position, speech pathologist
pathologist position, speech pathologist, belo horizonte: Elisabeth, I dont have any information on the Speech Pathologist position and have been looking online these past days with no succcess. About a job in an american school, youd really have to get in touch with them because I dont know of any websites...

Brazil: Avg salary in Brazil for IT person with 8 years of exp, Salary range, IT salary
Salary range, IT salary: Shiva, IT depends on a lot of factors, such as : - what is your xpertise in IT ? - Which region in Brazil ( that can change a lot the salary range. So Paulo have better salary ofers than Salvador, for exemple. ) - Wich position ( director, coordinator,...

Brazil: College Student planning to move to Brazil., apartment number, getting a job
apartment number, getting a job, rio de janeiro: Diana, This is an area of constnat growth worldwide, not only in Brazil. Jobs would be easy to find in places like So paulo for instance but youd need to be legally accepted in Brazil to be able to work. Have you contacted any companies here ? Or have...

Brazil: Communication in Brazil, cheek to cheek, hedge fund manager
cheek to cheek, hedge fund manager, blowing kisses: Well, that all depends on the setting. Lets take an informal one, between two acquaintances. You take the person s hand, and give a cheek to cheek kiss. You put your cheek against the person s cheek and blow a kiss in the air; repeat on other cheek. That s...

Brazil: chopp ?, top of my list, one of these days
top of my list, one of these days, asa: Emiliano, Thank you but no. Sorry. I just had a baby ( 10 days ago ) and my little girl is on the top of my list, as you can imagine, and keeps me busy all day ( and night ) ! :) If you need help, please write me. That way I can still help you... regards...

Brazil: Dural citizen, Visa, dual citizen
Visa, dual citizen: John, if you have both citizenships, you can use either one. The most common is to accept the documents from the place you were born, but both are accepted and the EU one would be great and easy to get you in. I tried to find online documentation on this...

Brazil: History of Fashion in Brazil, encarta msn, colonial brazil
encarta msn, colonial brazil, history of fashion: When we talk about traditional dress in Brazil, we mostly talk about the Afro-Brazilian style in the northeast, mainly Bahia -- http://uk.encarta.msn.com/media_461526965_761569657_-1_1/traditional_brazilian_dress.html -- which are African inspired, and Rio...

Brazil: intersted in moving to brasil, old hope, aquisition
old hope, aquisition, new job: David, 1) You need to invest 50.000 in a business and not in a personal aquisition. It can be a new company or into a company that already exists here. The money needs to be registered int SISBACEN, a system of the central bank in Brazil. To invest less...

Brazil: job in Angra, work visa, visa documents
work visa, visa documents: Connie, I hardly ever advise on visa documents since regulations suffer constant changes and I can end up giving you the wrong advise. But, there are 2 links that might help. They are from the brazilian consulate in San Francisco and Miami. Take a look...

Brazil: job information, degree in accounting, iranian girl
degree in accounting, iranian girl, sao paulo: Zohreh, there are lots of info about jbs online. I suggest www.michaelpage.com to start. Please refer to my pst answers since Ive made so many lists of websites that can serve as a reference. If you dont find it, get back to me ok. Regards paul...

Brazil: job opportunities in Brazil for expats, Expats, jobs in brazil
Expats, jobs in brazil, jobs in hotels: Camila, Id look for the major hotel chains and also for expats websites. The chains are OTHON, PESTANA, HILTON, CLARION, IBIS, ACCOR, etc. They might be interested in his experience. I dont know legal expectation for hiring but its worth to try and...

Brazil: moving to brazil, hooker haven, gay neighborhood
hooker haven, gay neighborhood, good neighborhood: If you like a J-lo type of woman, then yo uare going to have to stay in Rio or maybe Santos. Fortaleza is pretty, but depressing. A hooker haven. ANd as a single man going there, you will be looked upon immediately as a potential pedophile looking for underage...

Brazil: recommended books, information thanks, educational system
information thanks, educational system, recommended books: Keara, I dont know of books in this subject, but I have answered this twice and you can search on my past answers for that information. There is a lot of material there. Other than that, you can send me some questions on this subject and Ill be glad...

Brazil: Travelling to Brazil, offroad vehicle, travel route
offroad vehicle, travel route, straight shot: Wow...youre going to be in Brazil for a few months then. When you arrive in the airport in Rio, you will see a number of taxi stands inside where you can pay up front by credit card. Any one of those is fine. Red banned cars are more expensive than white band...

Brazil: Typical Salary Expectations, salary Brazil
salary Brazil: Hello Derek, I don t have reliable numbers for these positions. These sites have some salary information in Brazil: http://meusalario.uol.com.br/main (in Portuguese) http://www.payscale.com/research/BR/Country=Brazil/Salary Good luck! Ediso...

Brazil: visa/ cost of living, visa documentation, tourist visa
visa documentation, tourist visa, lima peru: Jim, As far as I know, and considering my online searches on the subject, Its not to possible get a visa in Peru if you are from the US. The best thing to do is to leave the US already with the brazilian visa. This happens because Brazil uses with americans...

Brazil: How to apply Import License for Textile in Brazil?, import license, brazilian embassy
import license, brazilian embassy, mre: Hello Doris, I am not an expert in this subject. I recommend you to contact the Brazilian embassy and/or consulate in your country for advice. Check these web sites of the Ministry of External Relations for the location of the embassy and consulates:...

Brazil: about brazil, realistic perspective, working in london
realistic perspective, working in london, work in london: Kong, Sorry but there is no question in your email. What is it that you need my help with ? It seems to me you have a pretty realistic perspective of the situation for you two to come here... but if you have specific doubts, I am here to help, ok !? :)...

Brazil: brazil (rio), Move to Brazil, Move to Rio de Janeiro
Move to Brazil, Move to Rio de Janeiro, Rio: Hello Ishmell, Brazil, and Rio, has a lot of African descendents and Brazilians don t have the kind of color discrimination that you find in US. I think your financial approach is good. Keep a steady source of income from US and enjoy life in Brazil....

Brazil: brazil(rio), hiv rate, brazil rio
hiv rate, brazil rio, florida gators: I cant answer this question honestly, man. There are woman who are going to like you in Rio, India, Italy, Korea, Mississipi. And there are women who are going to think your butt ugly and a moron in all of those places too. Is there a fun, exciting, or even...

Brazil: Casual Clothing for Men, collared shirts, golf style
collared shirts, golf style, casual clothing: Doug, It depends a lot on the places you are visiting. In general, to be safe wherever you go, I suggest jeans pants and a collared shirt ( either with long sleeves folded or short sleeves golf style ). Take a look at the links below ( browse them ) to...

Brazil: Custo de vida em So Paulo, caica, boa noite
caica, boa noite, uma familia: Ricardo, Ajudar um prazer. Sou voluntria com muita alegria ! muito gratificante saber que pude ser til. Bairro em SP complicado porque a cidade muito catica e o trnsito infernal. Por isso, em muitos casos, o bairro melhor o que vai proporcionar...

Brazil: How to Find a Freelance Tour Guide in Salvador, salvador bahia, hi thanks
salvador bahia, hi thanks, previous question: Vic, You can try to contact EMTURSA or BAHIATURSA. they are the 2 oficial turist offices there and they might know it. I used to do that but I dot live in Salvador anymore ( and dont live there for more than 10 years now ) so I dont know anyone else...

Brazil: Import car in Brazil, receita federal, folha de s paulo
Brazil: Import car in Brazil, receita federal, folha de s paulo, muscle car

Brazil: PLEASE HELP ME...I NEED ADVICE FROM A BRAZILIAN CITIZEN ON THIS ONE!!, fiance visa, life in brazil
Brazil: PLEASE HELP ME...I NEED ADVICE FROM A BRAZILIAN CITIZEN ON THIS ONE!!, fiance visa, life in brazil, tourist visa

Brazil: Import car in Brazil, classic collector cars, brazilian citizen
classic collector cars, brazilian citizen, collection car: Guy, you may not have understood what I answered previously, let me elaborate. 1) You do not import cars into Brasil. You export cars to Brasil. 2) All cars with more than 6 mo. of manufacturing are considered used cars. 3)Collectible/Classic...

Brazil: Marketing in Brazil, independent private schools, best acting schools
independent private schools, best acting schools, soap opera: Michelle, There are many acting and modelling schools and classes here but I would not know references of wich ones are the best. Acting schools I do know are TABLADO ( http://www.otablado.com.br/ ) and CAL ( http://www.cal.com.br/ ) but they are both...

Brazil: PLEASE HELP ME...I NEED ADVICE FROM A BRAZILIAN CITIZEN ON THIS ONE!!, harvard extension school, trip to rio
harvard extension school, trip to rio, brazilian citizen: It will be very hard for a single girl to get a tourist visa to the US, unfortunately. She can try, but dont get your hopes up. One way is for her to apply as a student at an English speaking program for a semester or 10 weeks, for instance. She has to have...

Brazil: The price of living, everyday household, company sponsor
everyday household, company sponsor, bedroom apartment: Sam, The cost of an apartment depends on its location. In general, Id say R$1.000,00 but this can change ( for more or less ) depending on location. T work there, legally, you need to have a company sponsor/hire you and you need to contact the labor office...

Brazil: Rent an apartment in sao Paulo, vila olimpia, temporary apartments
vila olimpia, temporary apartments, dear paula: Maria, A flat will be your best option since youll need to rent for a short period of time, a furnished place with no local sponsor. A flat is a bit more expensive than an apartment but it has its benefits. You can look for these websites : http://www.overflats.com.br/...

Brazil: Route from Rio to Bahia, Brazil, Bahia
Brazil, Bahia, drive: Hello Brenda, The coastal trip from Rio to Bahia is very beautiful. It takes around 20 hours to drive from Rio to Bahia (around 1100 miles). But schedule few more days for some stops on the way (such as, Porto Securo and Ilheus). For safety reason, drive...

Brazil: Sao Paulo Billing Rates, uol com br, country brazil
uol com br, country brazil, average salary: Hello Suranjan, I don t have reliable numbers for these positions. These sites have some salary information in Brazil: http://meusalario.uol.com.br/main (Portuguese) http://www.payscale.com/research/BR/Country=Brazil/Salary (English) Good luck! ...

Brazil: Can't find rural property online, formosa imoveis, rural property
formosa imoveis, rural property, pecuaria: Richard, I found these links online. Hope they can help you. Let me know if you need further assistance. Paula http://www.fazendasperon.com.br/ http://www.fazonline.com.br/ http://www.pecuaria.com.br/index.php?cat=56 http://www.facilitaimobiliaria.com.br/...

Brazil: want to marry brazil girl friend, visa fraud, indian passport
visa fraud, indian passport, visitor visa: You wont be a CITIZEN of Brazil, but you can get a permanent visa and yes, about six months sounds like a good guess. Dont worry about visa fraud. If you have never had visa problems in the past, then you wont get hit with visa fraud. If youve been kicked...

Brazil: Brazil trip for 2~3 weeks, deivid de souza, alex de souza
deivid de souza, alex de souza, marco aurelio: Good idea. A road trip is good, but unless you have an offroad vehicle and dont mind the bumpy shitty roads in the northeastern part of the state, I would recommend driving along the Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro coast, with a must-see stop in Paraty, a great...

Brazil: Buisness Visa, Brazil visa, training Brazil
Brazil visa, training Brazil: Hello Sarabjeet, Unfortunately I am not an expert in visas and recommend to a Brazilian consulate or embassy in your country for visa related questions. This site has a list of Brazilian consulates and embassies: http://www.mre.gov.br/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1805&Itemid=1523...

Brazil: Employment in Brazil, galp energia, pipeline engineering
galp energia, pipeline engineering, devon energy: Well, a few hints. First I would go to oil and gas industry websites and trade magazines and see if they have job postings. Second, I would contact the HR offices of the multinationals working in Brazil -- BG Group (UK), Galp Energia (Portugal), Shell, Exxon,...

Brazil: Export/Import classic 30 years old car, personal effect, car question
personal effect, car question, tourist visa: Looks like Daniel Fisch has your answer. If it is 30 yrs or older and a collectibel car, you can bring it in. But Im not sure exactly on the taxes, because I dont know what car you are bringing in. Fisch recommended www.focusbrazil.org.br Do it. Good luck...

Brazil: franca, sau paulo, english speakers
sau paulo, english speakers, travel agent: you can get their by car,of course, or by bus. I cannot give you any contacts, as I do not know you. You are better off contacting a travel agent to arrange your trip for you; one that understands English. There will be English speakers in Franca. What are...

Brazil: Import car in Brazil, personal effect, american citizen
personal effect, american citizen, old cars: Guy, before I repeat the answer, I want you to learn the difference between the words import and export. For example: you are an american citizen resident of USA, right ? Well , if you want to send a product outside of USA, to any country, it means that you...

Brazil: Import car in Brazil, brand new cars, american chamber of commerce
brand new cars, american chamber of commerce, personal effect: Sure, I understand you are not importing the car to Brazil as a merchant. But I dont know if this affects the taxes you will pay on it. Call the Brazil American Chamber of Commerce in DC and they can help you. Auto insurance will cost you around $1,200 a year....

Brazil: Indian working in Rio / Sau Paulo, sau paulo, calcutta india
sau paulo, calcutta india, bonus incentive: Okay, so rent looks good for you. Figur eyou will spend at least $700 a month for a one bedroom; which is all you need. I spend around $1,100 for a large 140 sq meter three bedroom in a very nice neighborhood; but that goes up and down with the dollar. The...

Brazil: outlets, Ceara, shopping Brazil
Ceara, shopping Brazil, Fortaleza: Hello Tom, Fortaleza is a big city (over 3 million people) where you can find from street vendors offering local handcrafted products and food to huge shopping malls selling all major international brands. The most interesting places, with best deals...

Brazil: What to pack for a 6-month stay in Brazil?, cold winter season, thick winter coat
cold winter season, thick winter coat, spring clothes: Figure 7 days worth of summer/spring clothes (70 to 90 degree weather) and five days of thin sweaters for Chile and cooler nights (35 to 60). And one winter coat if youre going to be in Chile. tho if I were you, id just buy the coat in Chile; why pack a huge...

Brazil: Reg Recruitment Companies in Brazil, jobs Brazil
jobs Brazil: Hello Priya, I don t believe that you can find a good position in Brazil without knowing Portuguese. So, your client must be able to search and understand the job sites in Portuguese. Here are few job search sites, some of them are in English. ...

Brazil: Relocation to Sao Paulo, english medium school, brazilian portuguese language
english medium school, brazilian portuguese language, legal ties: You wil not get your kid in a private school on that salary. I have two kids in school and pay R$1,300 per month! And that s a regular Brazilian, Portuguese language Catholic school. If your child doesn t speak Portuguese you are limited to the English...

Brazil: Ship to Brazil, marine vessel, cruise ships
marine vessel, cruise ships, google: There are many merchant marine and cruise ships to travel to Rio, leaving from Miami. Google something like: travel by ship -- youll find them. Here is one Q&A about traveling by merchante marine vessel: http://thetravelersnotebook.com/how-to/how-to-travel-by-cargo-ship/...

Brazil: scammed in brazil, scam Brazil
scam Brazil: Hello Bernard, Sorry to hear about your scam experience, and thanks for your interest in trying to stop this kind of activity. The best way to alert the Brazilian authorities is by contacting a Brazilian consulate or embassy in your country. Check these...

Brazil: aquaculture industry in brazil, www manager, edison
www manager, edison, rai: Rai, Here are some sites: http://www.catho.com.br (best one in Brazil) http://www.manager.com.br http://www.peopleconsulting.com.br http://www.anyworkanywhere.com/jcg_br.html http://www.the-backpacking-site.com/countries/brazil-working.html Good...

Brazil: Business in Sao Paulo, electronic bulletin board, commercial realtors
electronic bulletin board, commercial realtors, commercial realtor: Jilbert, I couldn t find any information about electronic bulletin board at the USP web site. You could try one of these sites (in Portuguese): http://saopaulo.craigslist.org/ (free) http://www.empregos.com.br/ http://www.catho.com.br/ You could...

Brazil: brazil, going to brazil, nice bus
going to brazil, nice bus, country trips: Depends on two things...your financial situation and your time constrains. You can get to Rio to Foz by bus; a very nice bus I might add that has large first class airplane style seating where the chairs recline almost like a bed. That will cost you about...

Brazil: brazilian teens, brazilian teens, soap operas
brazilian teens, soap operas, favorite sports: Hello Abby, They like both American/International and Brazilian music, specially dancing ones. They favorite TV programs are cartoons and soap operas (very big in Brazil). Favorite sports are soccer (indoors and outdoors), biking and surfing. Edison...

Brazil: business in Sao Paulo, electronic bulletin board, list of realtors
electronic bulletin board, list of realtors, commercial realtor: Jilbert, I am here to help, so dont worry about making questions, ok. :) I dont know of an eletronic bulletin for USo but I found and email that may be able to help : suporte[arroba]stoa.usp.br They are responsible for a community of students...

Brazil: Current Brazil Fashion, fashion styles, international fashion
fashion styles, international fashion, index pt: Cynthia, take a look at this websites and you might get an idea. Brazilian fashion is pretty much aligned with international fashion styles so she might have no problems : www.grupoguaranabrasil.com.br/ www.gregory.com.br/ www.lojasrenner.com.br/...

Brazil: living in brazil, boa sorte, brazilian men
Brazil: living in brazil, boa sorte, brazilian men, must be a reason

Brazil: living in brazil, brazilian women
Brazil: living in brazil, brazilian women

Brazil: How could i find my dad..?, mom and dad, exact names
mom and dad, exact names, brazilian girl: Christiane, Terrible situation. Sorry for that. Have you tried an online search for his name ? Knowing the city he lives you can also try the telelcoms websites to see if they have his phone listed.. Try www.telefonica.com.br or www.telemar.com.br...

Brazil: honeymoon in Brazil, yellow fever vaccine, coconut coast
yellow fever vaccine, coconut coast, discovery coast: Ruth, Great to hear from you again. And even better that you already have much done for the honeymonn. It seems that will really be special ! Congrats ! lets talk about places.... Salvador is a great choice but Itacar is a bit far. Its 500km far...

Brazil: job/salary/info, disability income, work visa
disability income, work visa, brazilian company: John, In wich city do you plan to live ? Generally speaking, you could live out of that with no luxury at all but it would be a tigh budget. And it would also be hard to get a job speaking only english... Youd have to learn at least the basics in portuguese....

Brazil: living in brazil, occasional night, american citizen
occasional night, american citizen, complicated questions: Gabriele, Id recomend you consider at least taking a look at the city your boyfriends parents live in. Maybe, depending on the place, it would be cheaper rather than expensive. If it is at the northeastern part of the country, even better. Nice places...

Brazil: living in brazil, occasional night, american citizen
occasional night, american citizen, complicated questions: I emailed this to you yesterday: Sounds like you have a serious problem here, Gabriele. That s not to say it cannot be resolved and you can stay with your boyfriend. For starters, I dont know where your boyrfriend is from so I cant comment on what type...

Brazil: Getting a Masters in Brasil, early childhood educator, masters program
early childhood educator, masters program, curriculum development: Kristina, I have no detailed information but there are a few things you can do. I believe the first step would be to validate your diploma here in Brazil. This way your studies abroad could be recognized here. With that solved, youd need to look for...

Brazil: Moving ATo Vitoria?, private health care, level programmers
private health care, level programmers, simulation programming: Zack, I have no idea of salary range in Vitoria bur they are lower than Rio, So Paulo and Brasilia. This industry ( games ) is changing and growng so fast trhat you might be very much appreciated and get a good salary ( R$ 5000,00 at least ). This will...

Brazil: Nursery school for my toddler, american christian academy, endowment fee
american christian academy, endowment fee, sao paulo sp: Maria, I dont know if they all offer nursery but you could try. Hope you get lucky ! Paula SO PAULO The American Elementary and High School (Associao Esola Graduada de So Paulo) Caixa Postal 7432 Av. Giovanni Gronchi, 4710 So Paulo...

Brazil: a new life in rio, rio hi, architectural industry
rio hi, architectural industry, dietition: Maria, Education cost will depend on age and type of school you intend to go to or send your kids to. Its essencial that you learn at least some portuguese before you come because main public services and most people off the streets wont speak any english...

Brazil: owning a guesthouse in brazil, nina nina, permanent visa
nina nina, permanent visa, company creation: Nina, Unfortunatelly I dont advise on that matter because regulations can change withouth my knowledge and I end up giving wrong information. In general, laws here are the same aplied by your country to Brazilians. As far as I know, to gain a permanent...

Brazil: School Uniforms, going to brazil, school uniforms
going to brazil, school uniforms, t shirt: Erynn, Some school dont use uniforms anymore. The ones that do, have nice offers, sometimes in jeans ( your own, of any kind ) and a t-shirt. Depends on the school you are going to. Let me know and Ill try to find that out for you, ok. :) Paul...

Brazil: VOLUNTEER OR INTERNSHIP, salvador de bahia, drrrr
salvador de bahia, drrrr, rapoza: Talk to Walkiria Senna Brown and tell her Ken Rapoza sent you. She works for an NGO in Salvador and has some health industry contacts, or can find you some. I cleared this through her. You can find her at: (011)55-71-3332-8297. She speaks English fluently....

Brazil: Architecture in Brazil, ford motor company, construction profession
ford motor company, construction profession, commercial real estate developers: Paul, I may not be able to answer all your questions but Ill do my best with the ones I can. 1. Is the profession respected and held in high regard? A: Yes, it is. And its becomeing even more respected in the past years. In cities where houses...

Brazil: Cultural Concerns for a particular marketed product, gourmet popcorn, 3 flavors
gourmet popcorn, 3 flavors, snack food: Jessica, Brazilians like sweet, salty and colored popcorn. So, I think they would buy your gourmet popcorn. The economy is doing well, but the wages are still low. However, popcorn is very cheap (around US$ 1 per bag) and people can afford do buy it. ...

Brazil: Education, brazilian embassy, cirriculum
brazilian embassy, cirriculum, brazilians: I dont know the answers to all of your questions. You would have to be able to read Portuguese for that, or just find a Brazilian specialist at Harvard or something and he can tell you. I don tknow what age you have to start school at. .I think it is 7....

Brazil: exchange students, exchange student program, david answer
exchange student program, david answer, surrogate father: David, If you wanna give her a laptop so she can bring it home, she will pay taxes. Unless its a used one and you declared it as a donation. I recomend you check at the consulate or embassy for the procedure. I am sorry to make this alert but, an exchange...

Brazil: Food taboos in Brazil, food taboos, writing a term paper
food taboos, writing a term paper, new year eve: Ruth, Brazilians have few cultural taboo towards food and they don t eat some type of food for historical reasons (not available, cost, never tried before), such as horse meat and raw meat. Many Catholics eat only fish (not other meat) in the Good Friday...

Brazil: Housing, brazil, com br
Brazil: Housing, brazil, com br

Brazil: living in brasil, austrian citizen, citizen ship
Brazil: living in brasil, austrian citizen, citizen ship, permanent visa

Brazil: Moving to Brazil, rental apartment, family and friends
Brazil: Moving to Brazil, rental apartment, family and friends, good luck

Brazil: Housing, brick houses, minimum wages
brick houses, minimum wages, tree trunks: Hello Suliman, Most people in Brazil live in brick houses or apartment buildings (especially in big cities). The brick raw material is cheap (mud) and the labor to build the houses is inexpensive (minimum wages are low). Wood based houses are very common,...

Brazil: Importing a new car to Brazil, car costs, import tax
car costs, import tax, new car: Jason, Jason, I am not sure if that still valid but it used to be 70% of the price the car costs. Unfortunatelly I could not find any different information online and I am not very confortable to inform you of that since I cannot be sure. Sorry...

Brazil: living in brasil, brasilian embassy, going to brazil
brasilian embassy, going to brazil, dual citizenship: Hello Regina, You should not have any problem in going to Brazil. You were born in Brazil, so, you are Brazilian and nobody can take this right away from you. Also, your son could request Brazilian citizenship and your husband should easily get a visa and/or...

Brazil: Moving to Brazil, baby son, florianopolis
baby son, florianopolis, curitiba: Graham, All cities mentioned are great. I am from Salvador and I love the place. Dont live there now because of job offers ( they are not good there ) but the city is wonderfull. Florianopolis is just as good but cultural influence is not that common...

Brazil: Moving to Sao Paolo, vila olimpia, salary expectation
vila olimpia, salary expectation, average salary: There is also Brooklin, which is right next door to Novo Brooklin. BOth are nice neighborhoods. For a single woman, you will want a safe place. So figure you are going to pay R$1,000 for rent for a one or two bedroom apartment and another R$300 to R$500 for...

Brazil: moving, sao paulo state, nigeria africa
sao paulo state, nigeria africa, violence and crime: Laura, Let me see if I understood it correctly. Your husband was born in Africa, lived in Brazil for a little over 10 yrs but have been living in America for a few years now, is that right ? Well, So paulo is about being smart. its a great city but...

Brazil: punishment, brazilian law, official death
brazilian law, official death, government laws: Hello Ibi, There are criminal and civil punishments in the Brazilian law. The civil punishment usually means monetary compensation and the criminal one means jail time. There is no official death penalty or physical punishments (like beating) in Brazil....

Brazil: Salvador, pan american school, us state dept
pan american school, us state dept, wiggle room: There is a Pan-American school in Salvador. I know nothing about the school, though. http://www.escolapanamericana.com/cd_ne.htm. It is credentialed by teh US State Dept. Dont know how much it costs, what grades your kids are in. Or what language the courses...

Brazil: Shoe and hand bag factories in Brazil, middle income earners, handbag manufacturers
middle income earners, handbag manufacturers, sao paulo city: Handbags I dont know, but can find out. Shoes are all in Franca in Sao Paulo, about two hours from the Sao Paulo city, which is where you will fly into when you arrive from So Africa. $1 = BRL1.69 today. A hotel will cost you at least BRL150 per night in Franca....

Brazil: salvador living, gsm sim card, malaria pills
gsm sim card, malaria pills, hygiene procedures: Katherine, Salvador with no Portuguese will be a bit hard, specially if he will depend on public services ( transportation, market, health, etc ). I suggest he take classes in advance to know at least the very basic ! You can buy a sim card but I dont...

Brazil: Tourism Salaries - So Paulo Area, rough estimation, touristic products
rough estimation, touristic products, incoming groups: Jeff, Great city you live in. Have been there 2 years ago and loved it. Well, youd live okay with R$5.000,00, considering rent and all expenses, eating out most of the lunch time and all. but I would not consider living in Sao Paulo and going to Jundiai...

Brazil: travelling brazil highlights in 2 weeks!, buenas aires, nice spa
buenas aires, nice spa, thermal pools: Wow, thats a lot of land to cover, my friend, and I dont know if I can give you any specifics. I only know Rio de Janeiro city. And if youre goign to go by bus, you might be off the beaten path quite a bit, meaning youll be taking A LOT of different busses....

Brazil: Brazils Soy Milk, shelfs, refridgerated
shelfs, refridgerated, bobbie: Bobbie, Only the options already found at refrigerated shelfs need to be refrigerated also at home. Most options are in tetrapack packages, on regular shelfs and dont need to be refrigerated until opened. Once opened, It can be use as long as 4/5 days,...

Brazil: Driving in Brazil, nice busses, brasilian consulate
nice busses, brasilian consulate, second hand car: that sounds like a great trip, and a costly one. You will need a CPF in order to buy a used car from a used car lot, even if you are paying in cash for a $4,000 car. Thats pretty much what you will be paying. CPF stands for Cadastro de Pessoa Fisica. You...

Brazil: work transfer to Sorocaba, sorocaba, sao paulo
Brazil: work transfer to Sorocaba, sorocaba, sao paulo, traffic

Brazil: international schools in brazil, highschool teacher, elementary teacher
highschool teacher, elementary teacher, living expenses: Krista, Do you plan to teach at an english school or a regular international school ? About renting places, I have answered that a few times. Do you ming taking a look at my past answers ? If you have a hard time finding it, let me know, ok. Tks...

Brazil: Negotiating A Salary In Sao Paulo, big 4 accounting firm, negotiating a salary
big 4 accounting firm, negotiating a salary, salary range: John, I am not too sure of salary range considering your particular profession. Also, you didt mention what is the position (supervision, manager, director, etc). In general, Id say manager positions can go from R$ 8.000,00 to R$ 15.000,00, for a monthly...

Brazil: project, brazilian consulate in houston, flag of brazil
brazilian consulate in houston, flag of brazil, enchantedlearning com: Hello Adam, According to the web site of the Brazilian Consulate in Houston: The Brazilian Flag has a large yellow-shaped diamond on a green background. The color green stands for the lush fields and forests of Brazil. The color yellow represents its...

Brazil: work transfer to Sorocaba, chute boxe, muey thai
chute boxe, muey thai, sao paulo city: Well, Sorocaba is about an hour and a half from Sao Paulo city and that s where international schools are as far as I k now. Sorocaba is a much calmer city, maybe a half million people. I dont know where Vale Tudo academies will be. Does your wife work for...

Brazil: 14 year old in brasil, exchange student program, american kids
exchange student program, american kids, host families: Jeff, Ive seen many young americans here for many reasons, starting from sporting and also studing. The point is all of them came thru an exchange student program, or a sistem of exchange student experience such as Rotary. maybe an academy ( jiu jitsu...

Brazil: 1908 Worlds Fair Rio De Janeiro Brazil, rio de janeiro brazil, de janeiro brazil
rio de janeiro brazil, de janeiro brazil, best guess: Rick , The ornate gate engraved at the medal face, is actually the main entrance gate of the exposition in 1908, Rio de Janeiro- Brasil. The three female figures std. around globe at the reverse side of the medal, I could not find any reference for the...

Brazil: American moving to Brazil, mid town manhattan, third world country
mid town manhattan, third world country, santos brazil: Moving to a foreign country is very stressful. Its not for everyone. You have to be a mix of crazy and daring. YOu dont have children so now is the time to do it. I moved here with children, but then again, my wife is Brazilian andmy kids are bilingual. ...

Brazil: Brazil, wind generaters, mud brick
wind generaters, mud brick, rio grande do sul: Hi, there. Your question is really a task and Ill have to excuse myself and answer it with the best of my PERSONAL opinion, ok. As far as I know, there are no laws to forbid you to build a natural home. There are regulatons for building, a license is...

Brazil: Brazil-July, northeastern side, nearby beach
northeastern side, nearby beach, cold weather: Jennifer, Brazil is nice in July. It raisn more than other times of the year but not that much.; In a few areas, its rare to rain even in July ( Natal and fortaleza for exemple ). But these places are in the northeastern side of Brazil and the places...

Brazil: Is a CPF required?, work visa, marginal cost
work visa, marginal cost, rne: A CPF is required if you want to rent an apt in your name, or get a bank account in your name. It is also required for any bills you will have in your name, such as electricity, gas, cable, and internet or cell phone. CPFs are free, or are a marginal cost....

Brazil: i dont no, high humidity, winter weather
high humidity, winter weather, denim: Hi Ben, It depends a lot on the region you are at. As in any place in the world, you dress according to the weather. Brasil weather may vary from hot and high humidity to cold and dry, depending on where you are and independently of the season. For instance,...

Brazil: Gril Friend, greggory, edison
Brazil: Gril Friend, greggory, edison, visa

Brazil: Relocating to Macae', familiarization trip, property selection
Brazil: Relocating to Macae', familiarization trip, property selection, macae

Brazil: Gril Friend, embaixada americana, visa issues
embaixada americana, visa issues, virtual presence: Vincent, I am not very knowledgeable on visas to US and don t know the answers to your questions. Please ask your friend to contact SHELTER CONSULTANTS in Porto Alegre - 51-3325-2144. They could provide expert on visa issues. Good luck! Edison...

Brazil: international moving to brazil., moving brazil
moving brazil: Hello Yien, I don t know any company to recommend to you. Some of my friends had leased a whole container when moving to Brazil. Check these sites for some moving companies: http://www.escapeartist.com/Live_In_Brazil/Moving_There/ Good luck! Edison...

Brazil: Living in Brazil, condominium fee, real states
condominium fee, real states, eletricity: Vanessa, Please browse thru my past answers because I have made a list of real states in Sao Paulo a few times and they might be there, ok. It wont be easy to find a furnished flat in that regiona to fit this budget. Id say you can find but not that...

Brazil: paying in Brazil, international hotel chain, passport copies
international hotel chain, passport copies, credit card details: Hello Ruth, The additional information is to verify that you really own the card, since the use of stolen or clone (create another card using your numbers, but not name) credit cards is a big problem for hotels and other business in Brazil. Usually...

Brazil: Relocating to Brazil, caixa economica federal, banco itau
caixa economica federal, banco itau, banco santander: You dont need to pay taxes to the US gov IF you are a staffer working for an AMerican or European company and earning under 85k a year. We call that the foreign earned income exemption. HOWEVER, you are required to pay Brazilian taxes or at least report your...

Brazil: Relocating to Macae', oilfield service company, swiss family robinson
oilfield service company, swiss family robinson, city poverty: I dont know the region at all. I just know its in Rio. You can google Macae and find out about it. It s near the ocean and there is beautiful ocean there. I dont know what kind of city it is; if it is an oil city, then it is probably an industry town, though...

Brazil: recruit Brazilian staff for employment in uk, recruitment agencys, recruitment agencies
recruitment agencys, recruitment agencies, oil mining: Paul, There are hundreds of recruitment agencies in Brasil, many multinational companies and many local companies for this purpose. The great majority of the them are specialized. Please be specific as to what type of recruitment you need. To be able to...

Brazil: Teaching English in Salvador, portuguese course, bbc languages
portuguese course, bbc languages, cultura britanica: Neil, There are many english schools in Salvador that would appreciate a native speaker or a foreigner as a teacher. International school there is only one that I know of. The international school is PANAMERICANA. The english ( as a second language...

Brazil: travelling to Guarulhos, sao paulo, safety
sao paulo, safety: Kiran, For all information regarding living costs in Sao paulo, Id ask you to please refer to my past answers because there are many information on this matter there, ok. About security issues for woman, none at all. Id just recomend safety care just...

Brazil: working in Brazil, work visa, working in canada
work visa, working in canada, brazilian consulate: Hello Jonathan, My recommendation is always to visit the country as a tourist before deciding to move there. In order to get a regular job in Brazil, you would need a work visa issue by a Brazilian consulate in Canada. Also, there are very limited opportunities...