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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brain Tumors: tumor, sweden europe, stockholm sweden
sweden europe, stockholm sweden, hypochondriac: Well without any kind of examination it is impossible for me to tell you what this is. It is also hardly something that is within my area of expertise here which is ONLY cancer. And I can not check you since I m retired and am in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe....

Brain Tumors: tumor on the brain, meningioma tumor, medical oncologist
meningioma tumor, medical oncologist, true brain: Sorry, this is a question for a neurosurgeon or a neurologist. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors (radiation therapy & chemotherapy) but I m not a surgeon. From your description it also seems that this was...

Brain Tumors: tumor in the right thalamus, thalamus, good answer
thalamus, good answer, aleve: To be able to give you a good answer I do need to read her full MRI reports which can be copied here. The location in her thalamus will probably make any surgical procedure very difficult and dangerous including any biopsy procedure - which really is necessary...

Brain Tumors: what to do?, radio frequency ablation, gammaknife
radio frequency ablation, gammaknife, optic nerves: Yes that is quite possible if the tumor is too close to the optic nerves. Then unfortunately if surgery is not an option I have no good solution for her. She may discuss with her neurosurgeon if radio frequency ablation is a possibility. But this is a most...

Brain Tumors: 8.5mm tumor, right frontal lobe, 33y/o male, tonic clonic seizures, right frontal lobe
tonic clonic seizures, right frontal lobe, non cancerous tumors: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of TREATING brain tumors but I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. Most of your question should be answered by a neurologist. So I do suggest that you direct it to an expert in that field since...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic astrocytoma stage 4, massive tumor, brain tumors
massive tumor, brain tumors, short term memory: I m sorry to read of his - and your - problems! I think it is the same tumor that has come back. I also think its GRADE (brain tumors usually do not have any stages) at that time was not evaluated correctly. If it had been a grade 3 then he would not be alive...

Brain Tumors: anal cancer, cancer question, lack of appetite
cancer question, lack of appetite, loss of appetite: Yes both chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause that, even more so in combination. THANKS! Well all of them should be informed. And they should examine her based on her symptoms and THEN decide what tests to do. That is the way such things should be...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic ependymoma, brain tumors, antidepressants
brain tumors, antidepressants: As an immunopharmacologist, and not oncologist or neurologist, I am not equipped to answer your question, but I do have knowledge to share. I have participated in a genuine advance with the discovery that antidepressants have amazing anticancer properties....

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma grade 3/4, brain tumors, survival time
brain tumors, survival time, astrocytoma grade 3: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! ALL malignant grade 3 to 4 brain tumors have at present unfortunately a hopeless prognosis. All what treatment including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy can accomplish is a temporary relief of...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma and pregnancy, household brigade, royal guards regiment
household brigade, royal guards regiment, scare tactic: Dear Deanna, I have been a senior chief medical officer of the Royal Guards Regiment (the World s oldest still existing - continuously existing - regiment, founded in 1521 the year Cortez conquered Mexico) and the Royal Household Brigade of the Royal Swedish...

Brain Tumors: astrocytomas grade 2, malignant brain tumor, grade tumors
malignant brain tumor, grade tumors, pathology report: No malignant brain tumor is really curable. But low grade tumors like grade 1 and 2 can survive for long periods. However in what shape depends on its locatiom, size etc. Especially after surgery. To answer your question more precisely I need to know a lot...

Brain Tumors: Barin Tumor at 3rd stage, brain tumor, radiation therapy
brain tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy: If her brain tumor is malignant her chances of a cure are unfortunately nonexistent. Her treatment may prolong her survival but without knowing EXACTLY what kind of tumor she has I can not tell you by how much. Radiation therapy is also a possibility even...

Brain Tumors: Brain stem tumor, brain stem glioma, brain stem tumor
brain stem glioma, brain stem tumor, survival time: THANKS! It is impossible to be precise in such a prediction unfortunately! It may be accurate but then again his survival time may be shorter but also longer. Impossible to tell in advance. That it will be AROUND 3 months is probable. I understand that it...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor?, brain tumor, head ache
brain tumor, head ache, eye dr: Hi Corinna, without an examination I can not really tell you. You may need special glasses for the computer or for reading. Check that out. 8 hours per day at the computer is a little much too, right? Discuss your eye sight with your eye dr. or your optician,...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumor, appaling
brain tumor, appaling, empathy: Madame! People who ask want the TRUTH! There is no purpose in misinforming them since truth soon will be apparent anyway! If you do not understand that any further communication between us is useless! Just a question. Why are so many thanking me for my honesty...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors, malignant brain tumors, benign brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, benign brain tumors, brain tumors: This is a question which should be answered by a neurosurgeon (even though the radiological CyberKnife is involved), which I m not, I m a medical oncologist and radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant) brain tumors. More radiation...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor and tumorsin the lungs, liver and spinal cord, stage 4 lung cancer, brain tumor
stage 4 lung cancer, brain tumor, numbness of the tongue: If he has a tumor in his lungs and ALSO has tumors in his brain, liver & spine it is very probable that this started as a lung cancer that then has spread to his brain, liver & spine. A case with this situation has an extremely bad prognosis unfortunately....

Brain Tumors: Brian Tumors, secondary breast cancer, breast cancer
secondary breast cancer, breast cancer, cancer in the brain: Unfortunately because it is the truth. And it is useless to shield people from the truth when it soon will be apparent anyway. I do not like to write it, I hate to do it! But I have to assume that people who ask these questions here really want to know the...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, cancer question, brain cancer
cancer question, brain cancer, survival time: Over time he will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. When he sleeps all the time his end will be near. He will then slip into a coma and then pass away. There will be little pain - if any. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! ...

Brain Tumors: brain epidermoid, malignant brain tumours, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumours, medical oncologist, cp angle: Unfortunately you did not give me the size of her lesion so I can not evaluate the possibilities of GammaKnife treatment here. I m not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant)...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, frontal lobe of the brain, right frontal lobe
frontal lobe of the brain, right frontal lobe, biopsy report: Well then his tumor is malignant but not very much so. His survival time can be measured in several years. However there is a risk that it will come back and do that with a higher grade. Then if that happens h is prognosis will be much worse. What more treatments...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor survival rate, brain tumours, brain tumor
brain tumours, brain tumor, brain tumour: A GRADE 3 (brain tumours usually do not have stages) anaplastic brain tumour case usually survives around 2 years after primary treatment. When the tumour relapses the patient over time becomes more and more confused and sleeps more and more. There may be...

Brain Tumors: brain tumours, brain tumours, radiation treatment
brain tumours, radiation treatment, radiation therapy: Dear Caron, since his melanoma has as we know already spread to his brain it may indeed also have spread to other sites as well like his liver or his peritoneum (his inner abdominal lining). Both of these sites could explain his symptoms. You are not disturbing...

Brain Tumors: cancer, stage 4 breast cancer, breast cancer
stage 4 breast cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer: While it is possible that they are related to her breast cancer it is probably more probable that they are new tumours. If so it is not possible to discuss them without more information. It is however clear that she has a stage 4 breast cancer that has spread...

Brain Tumors: chronic vomiting, brain tumors, antidepressants
brain tumors, antidepressants: Antidepressants can effectively control the acute nausea and vomiting of chemotherapy, thus one wonders whether they would do so for chronic vomiting. In 1977, my late colleague David Horrobin showed that prostaglandins regulate nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)....

Brain Tumors: double vision, brain scan, tronc cerebral
brain scan, tronc cerebral, lession: Thanks! I do understand your concern! This must be terrible for you! It is normal that the double vision should be reduced by Decadron as that medication will reduce any brain swelling. That is also supported by the fact that more double vision returned after...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma grade 3/4, roommate, tumor
Brain Tumors: astrocytoma grade 3/4, roommate, tumor, jim dawson

Brain Tumors: brain tumor survival rate, brain tumor, poor folks
Brain Tumors: brain tumor survival rate, brain tumor, poor folks, support groups

Brain Tumors: side effects of a glioblastoma tumor, flax seed oil, organic flax seed
Brain Tumors: side effects of a glioblastoma tumor, flax seed oil, organic flax seed, apple cucumber

Brain Tumors: GBM Level 4, surguries, radiation
surguries, radiation: Over time the patient is more and more confused and sleeps more and more. When she sleeps all the time her end is near. She will then drift into a coma and then pass away. There will be little pain - if any. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! ...

Brain Tumors: GlioBlastoma Multiforme, brain tumour foundation, survival time
brain tumour foundation, survival time, radiation therapy: 1. The ordinary treatments for this are 1. Surgery, 2. Radiation therapy & 3. Chemotherapy. Usually in combination. How much of this that can be used in his case is however an open question. Only his drs. can answer that. 2. This tumor has a VERY BAD prognosis!...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma multiforme, brain tumor, previous health
brain tumor, previous health, survival time: I suppose that what she has is a glioblastoma multiforme GRADE 4 (this kind of brain tumor does not have stages). If so she probably has at most a survival time of around one year ahead of her. But it may be shorter since no surgery was possible. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: Grade 3 Astrocytoma, gamma knife radiation, adult tumors
gamma knife radiation, adult tumors, average life expectancy: Unfortunately even after debulking his tumor seems to be too big for the GammaKnife. Unfortunately in that situation the only available therapy is the one he receives at present (radiation therapy & chemotherapy). A grade 3 astrocytoma is at present incurable...

Brain Tumors: Grade II brain tumor, advice on drugs, brain tumor
advice on drugs, brain tumor, back seat driver: Thanks! However, by principle I NEVER give detailed advice on drugs involved in any chemotherapy here because that can ONLY the dr. in charge of the treatment do who has all relevant medical facts available (which I do not) and a ship can ONLY have ONE (1)...

Brain Tumors: grade 4 brain tumour and proton therapy, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, proton treatment: Proton treatment - like concentrated gamma ray treatment (GammaKnife, CyberKnife) - is only useful in rather small tumours of a maximum size of not much more than 2-3 cm. If his tumour is bigger this method can not be used at present unfortunately. ...

Brain Tumors: Low blood sugar impact on brain tumors, cell lung cancer, low blood sugar
cell lung cancer, low blood sugar, insulin potentiation therapy: This treatment can at best be described as very experimental. I have no personal experience of it. I m not aware of any clinical or scientific evidence supporting its use. Except maybe speculations based on the sugar metabolism of cancers. Does his oncologist...

Brain Tumors: loss of appetite, brain tumor, loss of appetite
brain tumor, loss of appetite, soft food: Dear Amanda, in this situation food is the least of her worries. A human being can be without food (not water) for up to 6 weeks! If she is sleeping all the time her end is near. So she will not starve to death. Her brain tumor will kill her before that. She...

Brain Tumors: Meningoma, malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist, brain tumors: I have never heard of anything like this before either! But meningiomas are not my strong point. Since they are usually the realm of neurosurgeons and I m not a neurosurgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Brain Ca?, radical mastectomy, resting tremor
radical mastectomy, resting tremor, breast ca: It is possible but by no means sure. And without much more information it is - as you already know - impossible to get any further. It is certainly not unknown for a breast cancer to spread to the brain but I do need more facts to evaluate this better. ...

Brain Tumors: Metastatic Cancer, brain metastases, brain radiation
brain metastases, brain radiation, cancer question: It will be his brain metastases that will kill him and also give him his principal symptoms. There may be more stroke like symptoms (as were those you have already described) and even epileptical fits. He will become more and more confused and sleep more and...

Brain Tumors: Severe Head/Neck pain, malignant brain tumours, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumours, medical oncologist, radiation therapist: This sounds like a case of migraine or maybe Horton. But there is no evidence of any brain tumour so it is outside my area of expertise here. I m here ONLY as a cancer dr.! So I strongly suggest that you direct this question to an expert of neurology which...

Brain Tumors: One Shot Therapy, lung tumor, definitive diagnosis
lung tumor, definitive diagnosis, survival time: It is probably a lung cancer that has spread to the brain - rather common. He is probably receiving radiation therapy to his brain. However even with that treatment his probable survival time can probably be measured in months - or even shorter - certainly...

Brain Tumors: Stage IV Lung Cancer With Multible Brain Mets, brain mets, brain radiation
brain mets, brain radiation, average life expectancy: This is something his drs. should have discussed with you! Even with radiation therapy his life expectancy can - at most - be measured in a few months in this situation. He will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. There may also be stroke...

Brain Tumors: side effects of a glioblastoma tumor, temperament problems, radiation treatment
temperament problems, radiation treatment, living in sweden: Apart from those you already have noticed she may have stroke like symptoms and even epileptic fits. She will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. When she sleeps all the time her end will be near. She will then drift into a coma and then...

Brain Tumors: another surgery or not, gamma knife surgery, right side of the brain
gamma knife surgery, right side of the brain, hello doctor: Unfortunately I can not find the MRI you mentioned that should be enclosed. I think such surgery would be very hazardous but on the other hand if nothing is done her tumor will kill her. But it is also true that it will do so anyway even if she has been alive...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, low white blood count
malignant brain tumors, low white blood count, chemo drugs: Mary, please, I m a Swede living in Sweden and English is not my first language (which is Swedish), not even my second (which was Finnish now sadly mostly but not completely forgotten). In fact I had to learn also Norwegian & Danish before English - which...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma recurrance, cancer, antidepressants
cancer, antidepressants: I am not an oncologist or neurologist and therefore not equipped to answer you questions. As an immunopharmacologist, however, I can provide you with useful information. Lieb,J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalcience DOI.10.3332/eCMS.2008.88...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, metastatic carcinoma, brain stroke
metastatic carcinoma, brain stroke, brain tumor: That is VERY strange. In my experience (and in all text books) with a cancer that has spread to the brain you are dead within months regardless of therapy! Do you have his pathology report from his brain surgery available? If you have I would like to read...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumor, arms and legs
brain tumor, arms and legs, mri scans: If both your CT & MRI scans have been negative it is unlikely that your symptoms - which were present when your scans were made - are due to a brain tumor. Even so your symptoms are now such that I think it is best that you let a neurologist check you! Good...

Brain Tumors: Coping with aproblem, brain stem glioma, malignant brain
brain stem glioma, malignant brain, pessimistic view: Unfortunately his prognosis with a malignant brain glioma is very bad. So a pessimistic view in this case is unfortunately just realistic. Do you have any information with regards to the GRADE of his glioma? Since its grade actually determines how bad it is....

Brain Tumors: the cancer, brain cancer, lung cancers
brain cancer, lung cancers, brain tumour: That depends on what you mean by brain cancer. If you mean a malignant primary brain tumour - one that STARTS in the brain - then the answer is that we do not yet know that. All causes of such tumours are at present still completely unknown. With regards to...

Brain Tumors: GBM brain tumer surgery radio therapy fail, brain hemorrage, brain tumer
brain hemorrage, brain tumer, blessing in disguise: I m sorry for his fate. However GBM tumors are at present incurable and ALWAY fatal. It would anyway kill him within one to two years often after a rather miserable process. This brain hemorrage seems very serious but may in this situation actually be a blessing...

Brain Tumors: GBM in the thalamic region, coronal t2, sagittal t1
coronal t2, sagittal t1, lateral ventricles: If the diagnosis of a high grade glioblastoma multiforme is correct - which is very probable but only sure if confirmed by a pathology biopsy - then his prognosis is very bad REGARDLESS of treatment. Treatment consists of surgery (may however be impossible...

Brain Tumors: Gliomas Tumor, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, exact diagnosis: Ok. If it is a glioblastoma (multiforme) tumour it is probable that she has at most a survival time of one year ahead of her, maybe (probably) less. More is impossible to tell you without more information. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! ...

Brain Tumors: glioma/gangliogliomas, right temporal lobe, temporal lobe of the brain
right temporal lobe, temporal lobe of the brain, medical oncologist: Exactly what kind of tumors were they and how much low grade meaning what grade precisely? If you do have the pathology report from your surgery - if any surgery has been done - and also any CT and MRI reports available please let me read them?! You can...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumer, brain tumer, brain tumor
brain tumer, brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme: Unfortunately there are no other options anywhere. The situation is just as bad everywhere (I m in Stockholm, Sweden) with a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 especially if it is large. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you, but a straight question deserves...

Brain Tumors: lump on my head, brain tumors, inflammation
brain tumors, inflammation, skull: To be sure what it is I would need to examine you which of course I can not do. One thing is sure though. It has nothing to do with brain tumors. Those are all on the inside of the skull. From your description it seems probable that it is a local infection/inflammation....

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Brain Tumor, prognosis for melanoma, malignant melanomas
prognosis for melanoma, malignant melanomas, brain radiation: Well, hopefully her radiation therapy will work. And it takes actually weeks before the effect can be evaluated. But unfortunately I can not promise that since malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. GammaKnife...

Brain Tumors: Melinoma, stage 4 cancer, brain lesion
stage 4 cancer, brain lesion, malignant melanoma: Dear Dawn, I m sorry to have to inform you that your brother - if your information is correct - has a stage 4 malignant melanoma that has spread to different parts of his body including his brain. Even if his brain lesion has been removed these lesions will...

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma, bidding time, speech difficulty
bidding time, speech difficulty, experience change: If it grows very diffusely and it is difficult to put a border to his tumour it is actually quite difficult to define the the size of the tumour. So there may be growth that is not clearly evident. It may also have changed malignancy to a higher number (for...

Brain Tumors: olio/glioma brain tumor, glioma brain tumor, mri with contrast
glioma brain tumor, mri with contrast, pathology report: Well so far it is at least not a bad thing. I suppose that you will have an MRI with contrast next time? Please do keep me posted with the result of that investigation. Then we will know more - i.e. if there really is no blood supply to it. What was the GRADE...

Brain Tumors: Posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma - M29, mri brain, check ups
mri brain, check ups, radiation therapy: If his tumour has been completely removed his prognosis should be good if the diagnosis is correct and his risk of a relapse should more or less disappear after some years - probably less than 5! In this case primary treatment is surgery though stereotactic...

Brain Tumors: post-operative coma, pressure on the brain, brain tumor
pressure on the brain, brain tumor, case scenarios: I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mostly malignant) brain tumors. BUT I m NOT a neurosurgeon or a neurologist. This question is concerned with neurological consequences to an accident during a neurosurgical procedure....

Brain Tumors: question about anaplastic ependymoma, anaplastic ependymoma, radiation therapy
anaplastic ependymoma, radiation therapy, sense of touch: As you probably understand yourself her situation is definitely not promising. In general when tumors of this kind are not possible to remove at least macroscopically (to the eye) completely their prognosis is much impaired. Furthermore her symptoms do indicate...

Brain Tumors: Secondary Breast Cancer, secondary breast cancer, radio therapy
secondary breast cancer, radio therapy, survival time: I m really sorry to disappoint you but any treatment - including radiation therapy - can only in this situation temporarily decrease the symptoms and extend the survival time. Even so her remaining survival time can probably be measured in months. I m sorry...

Brain Tumors: Superior tectum lesion, signal abnormality, gammaknife
signal abnormality, gammaknife, dorsal aspect: If I happened to be in your shoes I would DEMAND a second opinion. Yes any lesion like this in the brainstem is not treatable surgically. I m not sure it can be treated successfully radiologically (not surgically) with the GammaKnife. That too may be impossible...

Brain Tumors: A sincere request to answermy question, brain cancer, antidepressants
brain cancer, antidepressants: I am not equipped to answer your questions, as I am an immunopharmacologist and not a neurologist or oncologist. However, I have contributed to a exciting advance in cancer therapeutics that applies to brain cancer. It consists of the discovery that antidepressants...

Brain Tumors: Last stages of brain tumour, time doctors, malignant brain
time doctors, malignant brain, hello doctor: Unfortunately this is the normal proceeding of a malignant brain tumour. They are at present all incurable and eventually fatal. How fast the process is depends on the GRADE of his tumour. The higher the grade the faster it is. Of that you have not given me...

Brain Tumors: My uncle has Brain cancer, treating cancer, antidepressants
treating cancer, antidepressants: I am not an oncologist or neurologist, but an immunopharmacologist, but can offer you important information. Antidepressants are now known to have potent anticancer properties that apply to standard malignancies, and to those often resistant to surgery, chemotherapy,and...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, low white blood count
malignant brain tumors, low white blood count, chemo drugs: Mary, please, I m a Swede living in Sweden and English is not my first language (which is Swedish), not even my second (which was Finnish now sadly mostly but not completely forgotten). In fact I had to learn also Norwegian & Danish before English - which...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytom, ntan, tumer
ntan, tumer, kirurgi: Av någon anledning (okänd) är oligodendrogliomatumörer mycket snällare än flertalet andra elakartade hjärntumörer. I övrigt är jag mycket misstänksam mot tidningsrapporter om mirakelbotanden och mirakelkurer. Oftast är det rena tidningsankor tyvärr - det vore...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma grade3/4 - 2 years ago, Defeating cancer with antidepressants
Defeating cancer with antidepressants: Whatever makes you think I won t believe it? Like I don t believe prostaglandins? Like NCI, ACS, CDC, Komen, Avon, Lauder, Gilda s, Friend s, Stand Up, AMA, SK, Dana Farber, more than 60 medical schools nationally and internationally haven t suppressed this?...

Brain Tumors: acusticus neurinoma, karolinska university hospital, acoustic neurinoma
karolinska university hospital, acoustic neurinoma, facial nerve: If I were in your shoes I would definitely opt for radiosurgery (GammaKnife/Leksells kula)! There is no reason why it should not work in your case! The size of it is ideal for that treatment. The risk of hearing impairment on that side is big even with this...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic ependymoma supratentorial grade3, oncology department, mri scans
oncology department, mri scans, tumor cells: Tony, CT (& MRI) scans can only show conditions on a macroscopic level NOT a microscopic one. So there is always a risk - even when all scans are OK - that tumor cells remain close to the surgical site. Several clinical studies do show a decreased risk of...

Brain Tumors: antidepressants cure cancer?, antidepressants, anticancer properties
antidepressants, anticancer properties: Lieb,J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalscience DOI.10.3332/eCMS.2008.88 The fourth of five reviews I have published since 2001. You can verify this yourself; access a biomedical database, and enter antidepressants and cancer and...

Brain Tumors: Brain cyst?, pars intermedia, proton beams
pars intermedia, proton beams, gammaknife: This is actually a question best suited for your neurologist since this is not really a tumor. I have no reason to differ in opinion from your neurologist. A cyst is a cyst. I m not aware of any special name for this particular one. But it is not within my...

Brain Tumors: Brain MRI - Hypointensity?, internal carotid arteries, pars intermedia
internal carotid arteries, pars intermedia, paranasal sinuses: Well nothing that can be related to any Cushing s disease has been seen. Based on experience it is not very probable that that little cyst is causing any of your problems. The radiologist can not determine at all what that hypointensity area may be so I should...

Brain Tumors: After Brain Tumor Removal, malignant brain tumors, cancerous brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, cancerous brain tumor, nausea and vomiting: This is a question that is better directed to a neurologist or maybe to a neurosurgeon (I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating - mainly malignant - brain tumors not a neurologist or a neurosurgeon). However the centers for...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumors; Comas, cancerous brain tumors, blood circulation problems
cancerous brain tumors, blood circulation problems, brain tumors: Hi Nella, nice to meet you! 1. Weight loss starts almost immediately. Muscles atrophy if not active. A comatose patient is not much active. When muscles atrophy their volume and mass are reduced so weight is lost. So they do! Also the bones are not under much...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, mri brain scan, primary brain tumor
mri brain scan, primary brain tumor, brain lesion: Yes radiation therapy probably will ease her symptoms. If her brain tumor is secondary to her other malignancies she probably has only months to live maybe even much shorter. If it is a primary brain tumor she may live longer but how much is at present impossible...

Brain Tumors: melanoma cancer
Brain Tumors: melanoma cancer

Brain Tumors: My father Stage 4 brain tumor
I suppose you mean a GRADE 4 brain tumour since brain tumours normally do not have stages. Well he probably has only some months left, maybe shorter. He will sleep more and more and become more and more confused. When he sleeps all the time his end is near....

Brain Tumors: GBM Level 4 (bone flap removed/replaced), right frontal lobe, racket ball
right frontal lobe, racket ball, survival time: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! Yes every patient with this diagnosis has unfortunately at present this sad and bad prognosis. At most a patient with this diagnosis receiving full treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy) survive...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma, mri brain scan, high glucose level
mri brain scan, high glucose level, right frontal lobe: A glioblastoma multiforme (astrocytoma) grade 4 has normally a survival time of around one (1) year or a little more after primary treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy). In your father s case his tumor was rather small actually (8 mm = less...

Brain Tumors: Grade 3-4 to 4-4 malignant astrocytic, malignant brain tumors, breast cancer survivor
malignant brain tumors, breast cancer survivor, brain biopsy: Unfortunately I m much more pessimistic than his MD with regards to his chances. If the grade of his tumor is a 3 or a 4 it is very bad. The location you described makes the tumor inoperable directly. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can only cause a temporary...

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 brain tumor, what causes brain tumors, brain tumor
what causes brain tumors, brain tumor, brain tumors: Unfortunately the prognosis of this kind of tumor is very bad. Apart from radiation therapy & chemotherapy nothing can be done unfortunately since surgery is not possible (but his prognosis would be as bad even with surgery, he would just live somewhat longer)....

Brain Tumors: melanoma, malignant melanomas, gammaknife
malignant melanomas, gammaknife, brain surgery: Malignant melanomas are usually not sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Interesting and promising trials are going on with immunotherapy but they are still very experimental. Unfortunately in this situation the prognosis is not hopeful. The risk...

Brain Tumors: melanoma, anticancer properties of antidepressants
anticancer properties of antidepressants: I am not a neurologist or oncologist, thus am not equipped to answer many of your questionbs.As an immunopharmacologist I can offer you information that could be very helpful. Please obtain a copy of: Lieb,J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalscience...

Brain Tumors: melanoma cancer, cancer, antidepressants
cancer, antidepressants: Hi Taylor, I m sorry to hear about your Dad. You ll be able to find the information in: Lieb,J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalscience DOI.10.3332/eCMS.2008.88. Your school librarian should be able to get hold of a copy for you,...

Brain Tumors: metatatstic melanoma on the brain, disected aorta, malignant melanoma
disected aorta, malignant melanoma, lymp nodes: There is as far as is known no connection between lupus (erythemadodes disseminatus - systemic lupus) and malignant melanoma. But there is clearly a connection between sunshine (and ultraviolet light in any form including tanning booths) and malignant melanoma....

Brain Tumors: Oligodendroglioma and Hypathalamic tumor, brain tumors, oligodendroglioma
brain tumors, oligodendroglioma, radiation therapy: Unfortunately based only on the information available it is impossible to answer. Grade is very important in evaluating brain tumors but here the grade of the oligodendroglioma seems uncertain. Also there seems to be not one but two tumors and there is no...

Brain Tumors: Primary Brain Tumour, treating cancer, antidepressants
treating cancer, antidepressants: I am neither an oncologist or a neurologist but an immunopharmacologist, and unable to directly answer your questions. However, I can offer you important information, that you may find in: Lieb,J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalscience...

Brain Tumors: pilocytic astrocytoma, benign brain tumor, spindle cells
benign brain tumor, spindle cells, proton beams: Pilocytic astrocytoma of low grade is a rather benign brain tumor that probably will not spread and when possible to remove completely with an excellent prognosis. Its location however is less good. That in combination with the fact that it was impossible...

Brain Tumors: possilbe tumor in head, lumber puncture, white blood count
lumber puncture, white blood count, brain tumour: If both CT & MRI scans have been negative it is very unlikely that your problems are caused by a brain tumour which is my area of expertise here. However it is obvious that you do have a problem. I strongly suggest that you let a neurologist(!) NOT a GP make...

Brain Tumors: Radiation and Brain Swelling, anticancer, antidepressants
anticancer, antidepressants: Hi Dawn, I am an immunopharmacologist, and not a neurologist or oncologist, but I am equipped to give you to offer you information that might be useful. Please get hold of a copy of my article: Lieb, J. Defeating cancer with antidepressants. ecancermedicalscience...

Brain Tumors: rectal pain, previous question, hemorrhoids
previous question, hemorrhoids, bowels: Dear Anushka, some things like your previous question are IMPOSSIBLE to answer WITHOUT an examination! That is why I answered the way I did. So also here. Yes it is POSSIBLE that it is a cancer. But it is more PROBABLE that it is for example hemorrhoids. ONLY...

Brain Tumors: SCLC spread to brain, squamous cell cancer, radiation therapies
squamous cell cancer, radiation therapies, drastic consequences: It will be difficult. This will have drastic consequences. Her remaining survival time will be at most measured in months maybe even weeks. She will become paralyzed in that side of her body (if she has problem with her left side is it not to the right side...

Brain Tumors: Is this a serious problem?, malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist
malignant brain tumors, medical oncologist, hypothyroid disease: Dear Anna, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating (mainly malignant) brain tumors but I m not a neurosurgeon or a neurologist. This is a question for a neurosurgeon or a neurologist or maybe an endocrinologist but not for...

Brain Tumors: spinal chord tumor, glioma, antidepressants
glioma, antidepressants: Sam: I am not a neurologist or oncologist but an immunopharmacologist, so am not equipped to answer your questions. However, I have important information for you. There is considerable evidence that antidepressants have potent anticancer properties in...

Brain Tumors: Thalamic Glioma in the basal ganglia, survival time, glioma
survival time, glioma, basal ganglia: Since it has started to grow again his prognosis is probably bad. So there is unfortunately a low probability of any long time survival. Survival time depends on the grade of his tumor which I do not know. Do you? With this location surgery is not an option...

Brain Tumors: Tumor in 2 year old, sinus cavity, eye orbit
sinus cavity, eye orbit, golf ball size: Yes it is most unusual. How big is it? The treatment here is surgical - unless the tumor is small enough to allow stereotactic radiation therapy - so you should discuss the surgical procedures with her ENT dr as that is outside my area of expertise here. Please...

Brain Tumors: Very Worried Mommy To Be, brain tumor, reoccurrence
brain tumor, reoccurrence, obstetrician: Sorry, I m here ONLY as a tumor/cancer dr. With regards to your anesthesia you will have to discuss that with your gynecologist/obstetrician as it is outside my area of expertise here. Most probably your symptoms have nothing to do with your previous brain...

Brain Tumors: What can I do?, brain tumor, precise answer
brain tumor, precise answer, angry person: Since I do not know what kind of tumour he had, how big it was, where in (or on) his brain it exactly was located etc it is impossible to give you an exact and precise answer. I m also unfamiliar with how he was BEFORE his tumour surgery so I can not even...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma, pink cytoplasm, oval nuclei
pink cytoplasm, oval nuclei, temador: Unfortunately her prognosis is very bad even with full treatment (surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy). At present no one in the long run survives this kind of tumor even with full treatment. Treatment can only at most decrease symptoms temporarily...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma, pathology report, fitness advice
pathology report, fitness advice, brain stem: Oh I see! So this is actually not an astrocytoma at all but a malignant meningioma (which is unusual) that has spread widely within her head and spine. I m sorry that in this situation I have nothing new to offer. I m very sorry that I have nothing better...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, gustaf: The symptoms are too imprecise to give any certain knowledge. Thyroid is a possibility but without being able to examine her I can not come any further. Please do keep me posted with regards to the results of her examinations! You can also reach me on:...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumour, brain tumor
brain tumour, brain tumor, brain tumors: What KIND of brain tumour and GRADE of it does he have? Without knowing those basic facts it is hard to answer. Also what treatment/medication has he received? You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: brain tumors, brain tumors, fitness advice
brain tumors, fitness advice, gustaf: Anything (almost) is possible. But since you have felt it a couple of years now a tumor is not very likely. But let a doctor check you. Without an examination it is impossible to tell you what it is. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, headaches and dizziness
malignant brain tumors, headaches and dizziness, anaplastic astrocytoma: Malignant brain tumors - especially anaplastic ones all have a very bad prognosis. How fast it goes depends to a large part on the GRADE of the tumor. Try to find out the grade and I ll try to help you. Sorry I did not see that the grade was in the headline....

Brain Tumors: Head Lumps, head lumps, brain tumor
head lumps, brain tumor, fitness advice: Whatever it is it is not a brain tumor. Those are only inside the head. If you have had it this long it is probably not dangerous. So there should be no problem to have it removed if that is what you want. Practically any surgeon should be able to do that....

Brain Tumors: IS THERE ANY HOPE IN THIS CASE?, invasive tumor, light displacement
invasive tumor, light displacement, splenius: Unfortunately at present there is no hope at all anywhere and everywhere. Treatment principles and results are the same all over the world for this type of tumor. The results are depressing everywhere. With this size and location this tumor is probably inoperable....

Brain Tumors: head mass, axial ct images, proton beams
axial ct images, proton beams, sphenoid sinus: I m surprised too. Only a biopsy can with certainty tell what this is. Please let me know the result of the MRI and get a second opinion from a NEUROSURGEON! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: headache, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, aleve: Without an examination it is impossible to tell but if you know you have migraine it seems likely to be related to that. But let a doctor check you. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: help need answers, pinch nerve, shaking feeling
pinch nerve, shaking feeling, fitness advice: Sorry, I can not do diagnostics from afar without being able to examine. So I can only suggest that you get a second opinion from another local neurologist. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: is my Mohter's condition terminal, stage 4 lung cancer, lung cancers
stage 4 lung cancer, lung cancers, fitness advice: Yes if that interpretation is correct she has a lung cancer that has spread to her brain which lung cancers often do. It is then unfortunately a stage 4 lung cancer with a very bad prognosis. Unfortunately her survival time can probably be measured at most...

Brain Tumors: mom with brain cancer, brain cancer, fitness advice
brain cancer, fitness advice, radiation therapy: Unfortunately her prognosis is very bad regardless of treatment and apart from the addition of radiation therapy I have nothing to offer. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: multiple brain tumors, stage 3 breast cancer, brain radiation
stage 3 breast cancer, brain radiation, brain tumors: It is probably her breast cancer that has spread to her brain. Even with radiation therapy her survival time can probably be measured in months at most. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Prognosis and care, metastatic brain tumor, average life expectancy
metastatic brain tumor, average life expectancy, cognitive reasoning: Both are possible. A reaction by the brain to her radiation therapy is likely but this treatment can not cure her only prolong her survival and possibly temporarily decrease her symptoms. Her survival time can at most - even after this treatment - be measured...

Brain Tumors: pain in back of head, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, gustaf: Without an examination it is impossible to tell you what it is. So I can only suggest that you let a doctor check you. Your symptoms are not typical of a brain tumor. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: unspecified spots and migraines, maxalt mlt, tylenol extra strength
maxalt mlt, tylenol extra strength, migraine headaches: Your case is not a case for a primary care doctor at all! You need a neurology specialist. It is unlikely that spots - whatever they may be - have anything to do with ordinary migraine. It is also unusual for ordinary migraines not to be influenced by medication...

Brain Tumors: My aunt has lymphoma and now a growth or mass, mri brain scan, swollen ankles and feet
mri brain scan, swollen ankles and feet, expert profile: That she has to wear a helmet may have to do with the fact that she has had a biopsy done there. This may well be a tumor and it is very probable that that ia the case but if it is cancerous or has to do with her lymphoma or if it is benign is impossible to...

Brain Tumors: BRAIN TUMORS AND PREGNANCY, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, gamma knife: The risk of any delivery complications now with such a small lesion is most probably very remote! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Brain Tumors: Brain aneurysms, brain aneurysms, cancer doctor
brain aneurysms, cancer doctor, expert profile: I m here ONLY as a tumour/cancer doctor, nothing else. So this is outside my field of expertise here. I therefore strongly suggest that you direct this question either to an expert of neurosurgery here or to an expert of neurology her! Good luck! You...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors and Body Lipomas - Relation?, inoperable brain tumor, brain tumors
inoperable brain tumor, brain tumors, expert profile: As far as we know at present no. There is no such known connection. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE!...

Brain Tumors: brain masses in 28yr old son, 3 masses, flagel
3 masses, flagel, expert profile: Yes it may be some infection/inflammation. If so it is NOT a tumor illness and therefore outside my area of expertise here. You should instead direct your question to an expert of neurology! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: extra axilia mass, doctor appt, subdural hematoma
doctor appt, subdural hematoma, brain tumor: Why on earth did she not tell them about the fall from the horse?! Because that changes the whole situation! This may very well be a subdural hematoma (a bleeding under the hard brain lining) as a result of her fall. If so she needs surgery urgently! If so...

Brain Tumors: GBM Grade 4 prognosis without surgery, signs, reply
Brain Tumors: GBM Grade 4 prognosis without surgery, signs, reply

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor 4 cm Grade 3 or 4, oxycontin, honesty
Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor 4 cm Grade 3 or 4, oxycontin, honesty, miracle

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor, exact location, grade 3
Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor, exact location, grade 3, tumor

Brain Tumors: Lipoma in Brain, lipoma, topamax
Brain Tumors: Lipoma in Brain, lipoma, topamax, migraine

Brain Tumors: GBM Grade 4 prognosis without surgery, oral chemotherapy, severe headaches
oral chemotherapy, severe headaches, survival time: Well as you probably know by now the prognosis even with surgery of these tumors is very bad. So the absence of surgery will not make it any better. Even with surgery survival time after primary treatment (usually surgery but here radiation therapy) is usually...

Brain Tumors: high grade malignant glial neoplasm, malignant brain tumors, brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, brain tumor, brain tumors: At the moment the causes of malignant brain tumors are completely unknown but nothing is known at present that in any way indicates that there are genetic (hereditary) factors involved. That is all I can tell you now. So it seems that his and his sister s...

Brain Tumors: husband with brain cancer from melanoma, malignant melanomas, brain radiation
malignant melanomas, brain radiation, cyber knife: Remaining lifespan can at most be measured in some months. But it may be shorter and it is probable that his mobility will be restricted even earlier. That is all I can tell you. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor 4 cm Grade 3 or 4, malignant brain tumor, inoperable brain tumor
malignant brain tumor, inoperable brain tumor, pelvic nerve: If what she has indeed is a grade 3 or 4 malignant brain tumor it is very bad indeed with a hopeless prognosis and her remaining life span can most probably at most be measured in months. You mentioned that her tumor is at the base of her brain. Her pituitary...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumor, inoperable brain tumor, pelvic nerve
inoperable brain tumor, pelvic nerve, nerve block: Well, a brain tumor at the base of the brain may well be inoperable. But in order to give you a better evaluation I would need a lot more information than that (kind of tumor, grade, size, exact location etc.). The symptoms you describe do not look good either...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma in Brain, lack of concentration, lipoma
lack of concentration, lipoma, expert profile: Lipomas are non malignant and definitely usually without any symptoms whatsoever. I doubt very much that a 9 mm lipoma can cause the symptoms you describe. It is far more probable - almost a certainty - that they are caused by something else. That is in no...

Brain Tumors: neurofibromatiois.. brain tumors, mri brain scan, brain mri
mri brain scan, brain mri, brain tumors: When was your last brain MRI scan done? There is really no reason to believe that your pregnancy, baby or breast feeding in any way will influence those tumors. But keep up your regular MRI brain scan check ups! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Pressure in head, lumbar punture, brain tumor
lumbar punture, brain tumor, vicegrip: If the CT scan was normal it is most probably not caused by a brain tumor. So this is outside my area of expertise here. I m here ONLY as a tumor specialist/cancer specialist. Discuss this with an expert of neurology! Good luck! You can also reach...

Brain Tumors: secondary brain tumor, spinal cord compression, brain radiation
spinal cord compression, brain radiation, brain tumor: This is NOT a brain tumor, it is a breast cancer that has invaded her brain. Furthermore the lifespan of primary brain tumor victims is correlated with the GRADE of these tumors (grade = how malignant they are). Low grade tumor patients (low malignancy) can...

Brain Tumors: stage 4 brain cancer, malignant brain tumor, stage 4 brain cancer
malignant brain tumor, stage 4 brain cancer, april fools day: I m sorry to read about his & your problems! From your description it is probable - if this indeed is a STAGE 4 cancer - that he has a cancer somewhere else that has spread to his brain. If so all what the treatment he has received can do is to slow down the...

Brain Tumors: Left Temporal Lobe Meningioma - Post Gamma Knife, left temporal lobe, gamma radiation
left temporal lobe, gamma radiation, gamma knife: With that size it should be ideal for GammaKnife treatment! I see no reason to believe that his meningioma (which should now be gone) or his treatment in any way are causing these symptoms. So your theory may very well be right. But let his neurologist check...

Brain Tumors: visual distortion caused by brain swell??, mri brain scan, visual distortions
mri brain scan, visual distortions, pressure behind the eye: The visual center of the brain is located in the back of the brain (the visual cortex of the occipital area) so changes there can indeed cause visual disturbances but if the symptoms you describe are caused by that is impossible to tell based on just your...

Brain Tumors: 2 malignant inoperable tumours in right parietal., tingling in the face, expert profile
tingling in the face, expert profile, intense time: Well they have to. It is hard to run away from reality. It has a habit of reaching you whatever you do to avoid it. Unfortunately it can. It very often - most of the times - ends in death. Well they too are humans. It is hard to tell people bad news. It is...

Brain Tumors: My 4 year old son w/autism, eeg activity, clinical epilepsy
eeg activity, clinical epilepsy, brain tumors: An MRI scan IS better for finding tumors than a CT scan! So there is in this situation 1. No reason to order any CT scans and 2. No reason even to suspect any brain tumor because if there was one (that could give EEG signs - that requires a certain minimum...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, conventional radiation therapy, brain tumour
conventional radiation therapy, brain tumour, brain tumor: Her survival time is not just a matter of tumour size but also of GRADE (how malignant her tumour is). I know nothing of this grade. Do you? While MRI scans can give some idea of grade the best and most certain way to evaluate is by a biopsy. A biopsy is probably...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumours, stereotactic radiation
brain tumours, stereotactic radiation, brain tumor: 1. Brain tumours normally do not have stages. In those few cases where stages do exist it is a stage 4 as soon as the tumour exists outside the central nervous system. What they all do have are GRADES, usually 1 to 4 (sometimes only to 3). The higher the grade...

Brain Tumors: does this pain due brain cancer, cancer question, brain cancer
cancer question, brain cancer, cancer answer: The only reason I can see for doing a CT or MRI scan is to convince you that there is nothing dangerous there. If that is enough for having it done where you are I do not know but you can try. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Gagilio glioma, brain tissues, brain tumor
brain tissues, brain tumor, expert profile: Her tumour may have come back. That would make more surgery necessary - if at all possible. This is a very serious situation and there is indeed unfortunately a threat to her life. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: GBM, rapid decline, expert profile
rapid decline, expert profile, survival time: My evaluation suffers from the fact that on top of his surgery he also suffered a stroke during surgery. That does complicate my evaluation very much. Normally since ALL GBM tumours have a very bad prognosis regardless of treatment I would tell you that survival...

Brain Tumors: Glioblastmoma, brain tumours, mri brain
brain tumours, mri brain, expert profile: Brain tumours of the type glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 are very difficult to treat and have a bad prognosis. I suppose that you have had surgery, radiation therapy and - as you mention - chemotherapy for it. That the tumor still can be seen on MRI scans...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable Brain Tumour, proton beams, stereotactic radiation
proton beams, stereotactic radiation, gammaknife: The explanation sounds plausible and is probably correct. How big is her tumour? If not too big stereotactic radiation therapy (by GammaKnife or CyberKnife or proton beams) may be a solution. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: i lost my job from brain cancer anxiety please help, mri brain scan, brain cancer
mri brain scan, brain cancer, brain tumor: I think he is probably right since your risk of a brain tumor is very small! But you do may need a psychiatrist! Good luck! Happy Channuka! Unfortunately I do not think it is possible to help you more with this. This is something you must discuss with local...

Brain Tumors: Malignant Meningioma, sized tumor, gamma knife
sized tumor, gamma knife, proton therapy: Unfortunately I have not much confidence in chemotherapy for this condition. However it is a developing area so upcoming results may be better. But right now I unfortunately do not have much faith in it. Thanks! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: RE: Brain tumor, proton beams, medical oncologist
proton beams, medical oncologist, brain tumors: Again that you must discuss with a neurologist and maybe with a diagnostic neuroradiologist since it is outside my area of expertise here. To diagnose a brain tumor is often HARD & DIFFICULT! Even for neurologists, neuropathologists and diagnostic neuroradiologists!...

Brain Tumors: 7 more leisona in a month after tumor removal, stage 4 lung cancer, stage 4 cancer
stage 4 lung cancer, stage 4 cancer, lung cancers: Unfortunately I m not surprised if this is a stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his brain - which lung cancers rather commonly do. In fact it would be quite remarkable if it had only spread to one site in his brain. If it has spread to somewhere it has...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Stage 3, sloan kettering hospital, brain tumor
sloan kettering hospital, brain tumor, pathology report: First of all. What she has is probably an anaplastic astrocytoma GRADE 3. Brain tumors very rarely have stages since they in most cases normally do not spread outside the central nervous system (brain & spinal cord) but they all have grades (basically a measurement...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma Grade 3, left temporal lobe, astrocytoma grade 3
left temporal lobe, astrocytoma grade 3, temodar: Based on the GRADE of his tumor and what else you have told me I ESTIMATE (but as all estimates there are some uncertainties here) his remaining life span to be measured in months at most regardless of treatment, even though the suggested treatments MAY slow...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma, brain edema, radiotheraphy
brain edema, radiotheraphy, edima: The only avilable methods are CT scans without and with contrast and MRI scans (best) without and with contrast. Information can also be gained by PET scans (scans with radioactive isotopes). Scans must be repeated over time since the situation may change....

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, expert profile, friends wife
expert profile, friends wife, radiation therapy: Well, things do change and new medication etc. does become available over time. So it may be possible that it will work but I can certainly not PROMISE that it will. That is all I can tell you at present. I think they should try as long as possible - that...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3, survival prognosis, rare tumor
survival prognosis, rare tumor, malignant cancer: No this is a very rare tumor and experience of it is therefore limited. That is also why you find so little on it on the internet. Well even if the risk of getting one of these tumors is very small it is not 0 so some people do get it. Who will is of course...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Stage 3, sloan kettering hospital, anaplastic astrocytoma
sloan kettering hospital, anaplastic astrocytoma, brain tumor: I have already answered your question. Please read my previous reply! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE!...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, malignant brain tumors, cancerous brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, cancerous brain tumor, brain tumors: Exactly how bad depends on the GRADE of her malignant (cancerous) brain tumor. The higher the grade (graded 1 to 4) the worse it is and the shorter her survival time will be. With grades 1 & 2 survival times of several years are possible (more so with grade...

Brain Tumors: Do i have brain tumor please help, brain tumor, anxiety problems
brain tumor, anxiety problems, expert profile: Your symptoms are in my opinion not indicating any brain tumor. Your anxiety problems should properly be taken care of by a psychiatrist. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: my ct scan please help, brain tumor, brain cancer
brain tumor, brain cancer, expert profile: So no tumor has been seen.....! Most probably because there is NO tumor! With all your worries I would be more surprised if you did not have head aches! So those aches are probably caused by your worries and not by any tumor! Direct your questions to a psychiatrist!...

Brain Tumors: Follow up, radio frequency ablation, malignant meningioma
radio frequency ablation, malignant meningioma, tumors in the lungs: I have no idea if the radio frequency ablation technique has been used for this kind of tumor. It has been used for some tumors in the lungs and the liver. That is why you would have to ask his neurosurgeon about it, probably not his neurooncologist. There...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Stage 3, vascular proliferation, diffuse astrocytoma
Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Stage 3, vascular proliferation, diffuse astrocytoma, henry ford hospital

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3, older women, 11 years
Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3, older women, 11 years, friends wife

Brain Tumors: GBM Grade 4, expected symptoms?, short term memory, right parietal lobe
short term memory, right parietal lobe, expert profile: Radiation therapy may be able to give some temporary relief. Her survival time can probably be measured in months - at most. Over time she will become more and more confused and probably have more stroke like symptoms. She may also develop epileptic fits....

Brain Tumors: Grade 4 malignant tumor, brain tumor, malignant tumor
brain tumor, malignant tumor, expert profile: Most patients live around one year or a little longer from diagnosis or primary treatment even with full treatment. Without treatment survival time is even shorter. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Brain Mets, brain mets, malignant melanomas
brain mets, malignant melanomas, malignant melanoma: Unfortunately I have to tell you that a stage 4 malignant melanoma is at present incurable and always eventually lethal. Malignant melanomas are usually at present not very sensitive to available chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Since it has spread to his...

Brain Tumors: Posterior fossa meningioma, gammaknife, radiation treatment
gammaknife, radiation treatment, expert profile: With that locality surgery may be tricky anyway. Your lesion s size is rather big, close to the upper limit of what is possible to treat with stereotactic radiation treatment/ surgery with the GammaKnife or the CyberKnife or with proton beams. The upper...

Brain Tumors: pain in back of the head, brain tumor, pain in the back of the head
brain tumor, pain in the back of the head, cervical spine: If her head is tender it is probably not a brain tumor. But let a neurologist check her again. If there is nothing in a brain MRI scan with and without contrast there is no tumor. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Secondary brain cancer when no primary source can be found., brain cancer, expert profile
brain cancer, expert profile, radiation therapy: Unfortunately in this situation mainly palliatve treatment - NOT a curative one - is available. Even if no primary tumour has been found I suppose that some tests have been done on his tumours that are said to be all over his body (biopsies) so that it must...

Brain Tumors: Sharp pain in the back of the head especially while lying down, mri brain scans, blood clot in the brain
mri brain scans, blood clot in the brain, open heart surgery: These symptoms are too vague to determine their cause without extensive examinations that may include MRI brain scans. That is why they have been ordered. Since I m in Stockholm, Sweden, thousands of miles away from him it is not possible for me to examine...

Brain Tumors: Sigmoid Sinus, stereotactic procedure, expert profile
stereotactic procedure, expert profile, sigmoid sinus: Is it the opinion of your doctors that there is an obstruction? There is no need to express any opinion at all until we know for sure your actual clinical situation! A couple of more weeks is probably not too bad! It can be, but that depends on what type...

Brain Tumors: Symptoms, short term memory loss, brain tumor
short term memory loss, brain tumor, short term memory: Well, at least some of your symptoms could indicate a brain tumor but it is most uncertain. To be sure what this is let a doctor - best a neurologist - check you! If an MRI scan of your brain with and without contrast can not show any tumor it is because...

Brain Tumors: How to treat Astrocytoma grade 4?, pune india, promise success
pune india, promise success, reoccurence: If surgery at all is possible it is the only treatment I can recommend in this situation. His lesion is too big for stereotactic radiation therapy. So your father should reconsider! But in this situation I can certainly not promise success unfortunately. ...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma, armed forces institute of pathology, brain tumors
armed forces institute of pathology, brain tumors, fitness advice: To classify brain tumors is actually VERY hard! Normally a team of very talented and EXPERIENCED neuropathologists together decide the diagnosis and grade by consensus as a teamwork. That does not seem to be the case here. Prognosis is mainly decided by the...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma grade 2/3, mri brain scan, left temporal lobe
mri brain scan, left temporal lobe, brain tumor: Survival time is strongly associated with the grade of a brain tumor. Here the grade seems to be uncertain (2 or 3). There is actually quite a difference with regards to survival times between grade 2 and 3. It may be helpful if you have the possibility of...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Astro Grade 4, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, radiation therapy: How big is it? How long it has been there depends on its growth rate and size. None are known to me (tumors like patients are individuals not identical copies/clones) since there are many individual variations. It depends on how advanced his Alzheimer is....

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor : side effects after operation, midline structures, proton beams
midline structures, proton beams, lateral ventricle: This CT scan shows a tumor - probably a meningioma, which usually is a benign lesion - close to the right side of the frontal part of the brain. It is so big that it is on the border of being treatable radiologically with the so called GammaKnife or with...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, stereotactic radiation, medical oncologist
stereotactic radiation, medical oncologist, brain tumors: That location is very difficult or even maybe impossible for any kind of surgery including biopsies. Perhaps it can instead be treated with intense stereotactic radiation therapy by the so called GammaKnife or by proton beams. Its size is anyway not too big...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor great four jmp (cancer), brain tumours, brain tumor
brain tumours, brain tumor, fitness advice: Unfortunately malignant grade IV (4) brain tumours are incurable and eventually fatal (deadly). Treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy) can at most only decrease symptoms temporarily and prolong survival. Even with full treatment survival time...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor question, brain tumor, tumor growth
brain tumor, tumor growth, time mom: Do you mean a stage 4 tumor or a GRADE 4 tumor? There are several possible reasons. Tumor growth and brain swelling due to his radiation therapy are probably among the the more probable and the latter the most probable. But to determine this better I need...

Brain Tumors: childhood frontal lobe neoplasm, differential diagnosis, mri scan
differential diagnosis, mri scan, fitness advice: There are very many possibilities if all should be mentioned. If you have the CT & MRI scan reports available for me I can give you a more precise answer. You can copy them here. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Husband has grade 4 brain cancer, horrible disease
Brain Tumors: Husband has grade 4 brain cancer, horrible disease

Brain Tumors: My father has a terminal brain tumour, brain tumour, fitness advice
brain tumour, fitness advice, time weeks: It can be either or OR both! Impossible to tell. That he is in need of help is obvious and evident. Unfortunately I agree with his doctor with regards to his prognosis. The important thing is to make sure he does not suffer during the short time (weeks or...

Brain Tumors: I just found out that i have a brain tumor, right frontal lobe, pathology results
right frontal lobe, pathology results, brain tumor: In order to find out what kind of tumor it is you have a biopsy is NECESSARY (so your doctors can not tell you anything until they have the pathology results of such a biopsy). The biopsy procedure is surgical. A (small) hole is made in your skull close to...

Brain Tumors: GBM, seizures convulsions, temporal lobectomy
seizures convulsions, temporal lobectomy, side effects of radiotherapy: I m sorry to read about his - & your - problems! The prognosis of a GBM grade 4 is VERY bad regardless of treatment. All what any treatment can do at most is to temporarily decrease symptoms and to prolong survival to some extent. I estimate his remaining...

Brain Tumors: grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, right frontal lobe, fitness advice
right frontal lobe, fitness advice, survival time: In the long run none unfortunately. With this diagnosis his prognosis remains bad unfortunately. It is that in fact regardless of any and every known treatment. All what his treatment can do is temporarily relieve his symptoms and to some extent prolong his...

Brain Tumors: Husband has grade 4 brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer
glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer, survival time: I m very sorry to read about his - and your - problems! A grade IV (4) glioblastoma multiforme is not curable and always eventually fatal at present regardless of therapy (there are some experiments on mice going on where around 25% seem to have been cured...

Brain Tumors: im still not sure, symptoms of a brain tumor, pediatric neurologist
symptoms of a brain tumor, pediatric neurologist, cluts: If you have had these symptoms for several years now (since kindergarten) they are most probably NOT due to a brain tumor since you are still around. But if you have so much problems with it you definitely SHOULD see a doctor (preferably a pediatric neurologist)....

Brain Tumors: Melanoma in the brain, malignant brain tumor, tanning booths
malignant brain tumor, tanning booths, fitness advice: She probably still has a melanoma somewhere else - though yet unfound - that has spread to her brain. Melanomas are often - but not always - caused by exposure to ultraviolet light (for example by sun bathing or tanning booths). No this is unfortunately not...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 GBM; immobility before and after radiation, malignant brain tumors, right parietal lobe
malignant brain tumors, right parietal lobe, brain tumors: I suppose that you mean GRADE 4 glioblastoma (glioblastoma multiforme grade 4) since malignant brain tumors rarely have stages but do have grades. And grade (grade 4 is unfortunately worst) is directly associated with prognosis. Yes radiation causes side...

Brain Tumors: symptoms of brain tumor, symptoms of brain tumor, fitness advice
symptoms of brain tumor, fitness advice, skin sensitivity: Your symptoms are not normally such that I would associate them with a brain tumor but on the other hand I can not exclude the possibility either. You should anyway let a neurologist check you! Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: thoracic tumor, low immune system, spinal tumor
low immune system, spinal tumor, lumbar puncture: Well without a biopsy we can not be sure of any diagnosis. And without knowing what we are dealing with we can not know what to do! So in my humble opinion a biopsy - if at all possible - is necessary. He should discuss this with a neurosurgeon. Good luck!...

Brain Tumors: 3 cm Brain Tumor in the thalamus, proton beams, brain tumor
proton beams, brain tumor, fitness advice: It depends very much on what kind of tumor it is and its GRADE. Of those things I know at present nothing since there was no information about it in your question. Probably his MRI scan report would be of help here. If it is available I would like to read...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma grade, left temporal lobe, genetic marker
left temporal lobe, genetic marker, tumor cells: No a grade 2 is also malignant - though less so (even a grade 1 is malignant, as long as grade is discussed it is malignant to some extent). Grades 1 & 2 are sometimes called the good or rather less bad grades compared to grades 3 & 4. 4 is worst. The paragraph...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumours, brain tumor
brain tumours, brain tumor, hereditary causes: At present the causes of brain tumours are completely unknown but there are also NO known hereditary causes at present. So there seems to be no increased risks for sons or daughters. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors in 90 year old, brain tumors, fitness advice
brain tumors, fitness advice, remaining time: Since she has already started to be confused you better hurry! AT MOST her remaining time can be measured in months - certainly not in years - and it may be shorter. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor in 6 years old girl, shunt surgery, right temporal lobe
shunt surgery, right temporal lobe, brain tumor: Dear Amal! I can tell you directly that her tumor is too big for GammaKnife treatment which can not treat lesions bigger than 4 cm in size. However, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumors, but I m not a neurosurgeon....

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumor, fitness advice
brain tumor, fitness advice, frontal lobe: OK, she may develop stroke like symptoms and also epileptic fits. She will become more and more confused and sleep more and more. When she sleeps all the time her end will be near. She will then drift into a coma and then pass away. There will be little pain...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor stages, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, term prognosis: That is possible, but without much more clinical information it is impossible to be sure. What is sure however is that most malignant brain tumors - including astrocytomas - do have very bad - at least long term - prognosis. So is his too unfortunately. ...

Brain Tumors: case of anaplastic astrocytoma, right hemiparesis, anaplastic astrocytoma
right hemiparesis, anaplastic astrocytoma, hemorrage: Well, I can only give you an educated guess based on this limited information. There hay have been a hemorrage or a stroke process in or close to his tumor area. Was he checked with a CT or an MRI scan? The latter would probably provide more information. What...

Brain Tumors: question about astroblastoma, oral chemotherapy, chemotherapy
Brain Tumors: question about astroblastoma, oral chemotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation

Brain Tumors: Head Lump, head lump, brain tumor
head lump, brain tumor, fitness advice: Whatever it is it is NOT a brain tumor. Those are found only on the inside of the skull. Without an examination I can not tell you what it is so let a doctor check it. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Multiple Surgeries for Glioblastoma, gammaknife, gamma knife
gammaknife, gamma knife, mom lives: The so called GammaKnife is also a form of radiation therapy but can only take care of rather small lesions. In this case not much bigger than an inch in size. I do not know how big your mother s remaining lesions are but if there are problems in getting...

Brain Tumors: mass found in brain, fitness advice, mri scan
fitness advice, mri scan, frontal lobe: Unfortunately it is probably some kind of tumor - even if there is still some uncertainty with regards to the nature of this thing. More can not be said at present until the MRI scan has been done. Please do keep me posted and let me read his CT scan & MRI...

Brain Tumors: polycystic astrocytoma, shunt revisions, tumor regrowth
shunt revisions, tumor regrowth, tumor resections: First of all why not MRI scans? They should be ideal for this and there is no radiation hazard at all. After rereading your question I wonder if it is not MRI scans that are being done now? If so you can make as many as you wish with them from the standpoint...

Brain Tumors: polycystic astrocytoma, mri report, right ventricle
mri report, right ventricle, flair images: OK I understand. It is quite possible that her tumor is coming back but it is still too ealy to tell. There may be scar tissue there too and that makes an evaluation hard. Her great problem is her tumor. Compared to that her CT scans are a very minor problem...

Brain Tumors: question about astroblastoma, malignant brain tumors, google search
malignant brain tumors, google search, astroblastoma: I answered a question about this rare tumor here on AllExperts on May 25 2006. If you do a Google search on astroblastoma you will find it (the patient, 13 years old, was treated at a place called Riley s Hospital). What I wrote there still stands. However...

Brain Tumors: Wife´s brain surgery, cervix cancer, brain tumor
cervix cancer, brain tumor, cancer cells: That is a distinct possibility unfortunately. I never give pain killing drug advice here since strictly speaking it is outside my area of expertise here. But if indeed her cancer has spread to her thigh bone local radiation therapy there should be able to...

Brain Tumors: Astorcytoma, radiation necrosis, tumor grade
radiation necrosis, tumor grade, astrocytoma glioma: I do not believe much in a radiation necrosis at this stage. It is more likely that her tumor has returned and that it is now a tumor of a higher grade (more malignant) - such a transformation to a higher grade is possible. What was the grade of her original...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma grade 2, fitness advice, temodar
fitness advice, temodar, gustaf: If his grade is correct (which may be uncertain) he may have several years ahead of him. Unfortunately no one can be more precise than that. But prognosis is closely linked to grade. The higher the grade the worse the prognosis is. A grade 4 may live around...

Brain Tumors: Brain, fitness advice, gustaf
fitness advice, gustaf, claes: It probably means some kind of tumour, But to be sure I would need to read the full report. You can copy it here. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There is no...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumor: I m sorry for your loss! This is a coincidence. The fact that he had stomach problems (nausea, vomiting too?) not just head aches any more shows that his case was quite advanced. If possible he should have had his head aches checked earlier, but it would probably...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor - possible Pneumonia, brain tumor, hello doctor
brain tumor, hello doctor, fitness advice: Yes apart from her brain tumor that is quite possible but only an examination - including a lung x-ray study - can confirm that - if possible. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, brain cancer, medications for depression
brain cancer, medications for depression, fitness advice: Well cancers that have spread to the brain do have a VERY bad prognosis! So based on experience she has very little time left but if it is just a few weeks or a few months I do not think anyone can tell with any certainty. So honestly I do not think a second...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor of the brainstem, brainstem tumor, brain tumor
brainstem tumor, brain tumor, fitness advice: That is probably the case. What KIND of brain tumor does he have and what GRADE does it have. Without knowing that it is impossible to discuss any treatment outcome and even with that information it is very uncertain to promise anything. But I need that iformation...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor in familys, malignant brain tumors, brain tumor patients
malignant brain tumors, brain tumor patients, brain tumors: I m not saying it. I m quoting all serious statistical studies that have been done on the subject. Two cases like this is not any sure evidence of a hereditary cause since they may just be an isolated coincidence. To determine if there are any hereditary factors...

Brain Tumors: decadron, stage 4 lung cancer, tumors in the lungs
stage 4 lung cancer, tumors in the lungs, brain tumor: I m sorry to read about her condition! Since her lung cancer has spread to her brain it is now unfortunately a stage 4 lung cancer and as such incurable and eventually fatal. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can unfortunately only prolong the process somewhat....

Brain Tumors: epidermoid brain cyst, brain cysts, medical oncologist
brain cysts, medical oncologist, brain tumors: At the moment there is nothing to indicate that cell phone talking is in any way dangerous, though I have difficulties in understanding how such a pain ridden patient can find the strength to do so much phone talking. For the rest of your question it must...

Brain Tumors: Nausea and Dizzyness, nausea and dizziness, ct scan
Brain Tumors: Nausea and Dizzyness, nausea and dizziness, ct scan, dizziness

Brain Tumors: familial vs hereditary glioblastoma, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, fitness advice: Probably a fluke. At present there are NO known genetic causes of malignant brain tumors. In fact at present the causes of such tumors are completely unknown. But there are at present no indications of any genetic links. You can also reach me on:...

Brain Tumors: Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, malignant brain tumors, short term memory
malignant brain tumors, short term memory, brain tumors: For having been treated for a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma your husband has actually survived for a remarkably long time (5 years). That makes me wonder if the grading of his pathology diagnosis was incorrect (to grade correctly is difficult so that kind...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma, malignant melanomas, leasions
malignant melanomas, leasions, fitness advice: Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. In this situation where it has spread to her brain her remaining survival time can at most be measured in months and may be quite shorter. I m sorry I have nothing better...

Brain Tumors: mobile phones, fitness advice, gustaf
fitness advice, gustaf, claes: As far as we know at present (and this has been examined over and over again and we have now at least 20 years of experience with it) mobile phones do NOT cause cancer and have hardly any influence at all on the human body except for being somewhat addictive....

Brain Tumors: Nausea and Dizzyness, mri brain scan, ct scan with contrast
mri brain scan, ct scan with contrast, brain tumor: Not necessarily. Far too many other possible causes for such symptoms. If a CT scan (even without contrast) did not show anything a tumor is even less likely. A negative CT scan with contrast would make it even less probable and a negative MRI brain scan would...

Brain Tumors: Neurofibromatosis, malignant brain tumors, mri brain scan
malignant brain tumors, mri brain scan, primary brain tumor: Yes there are often clear genetic links in the case of neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen). BUT while that condition has an increased risk of tumors of the cranial nerves (like acusticusneuromas of the 8th cranial nerve, the hearing & balance nerve) and...

Brain Tumors: Prognosis of Recurrence of Grade III AA, malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, malignant brain tumor, anaplastic astrocytoma: Unfortunately the prognosis of high grade (grade 3 and 4 are both high grade though grade 4 is the highest and therefore the worst) malignant brain tumors is ALWAYS bad so far. Its prognosis has not changed at all. It was bad from the beginning. What has happened...

Brain Tumors: last stages of grade 4 brain tumour, brain tumour, malignant brain
brain tumour, malignant brain, zimmer frame: When did he receive his treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy)? I need to know that to be able to make an estimate. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There...

Brain Tumors: AA vs AOA, anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligoastrocytoma
anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligoastrocytoma, survival time: A grade III (3) anaplastic astrocytoma case has a very bad prognosis with a survival time around a couple of years (with full treatment). A grade IV (4) case is even worse with a survival time with full treatment of around one year. An oligoastrocytoma is...

Brain Tumors: BRain tumor Stage 4, malignant brain tumor, tumor cases
malignant brain tumor, tumor cases, brain tumors: I suppose you mean a GRADE 4 brain tumor since brain tumors usually do not have stages. Unfortunately this kind of tumor is at present incurable and eventually always fatal. Survival time - even with full treatment - is usually around one year from primary...

Brain Tumors: bluish purple marks, purple patches, fitness advice
purple patches, fitness advice, bed sores: It may be the beginning of bed sores. There are no specific medicines. But she is in need of being turned more often so that her bed position is changed more frequently! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: my brain hurts, pool toy, fitness advice
pool toy, fitness advice, gustaf: Impossible to answer without an examination. So let a doctor check you soonest. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There is no restriction to the number of questions...

Brain Tumors: could i have a brain tumor?, brain tumor, hearing voices
brain tumor, hearing voices, fitness advice: Everything (almost) is possible but since you have had these problems for quite some time now it is less likely to be a brain tumor. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumor survivors, brain pain
brain tumor survivors, brain pain, fitness advice: Without knowing what kind of brain tumor this is there is not much I can tell you. What exactly is your question? I need to know what kind of tumor it is (its kind and grade) to be able to tell you anything of what to expect otherwise it will be just guesswork...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor, brain tumour, brain tumor
brain tumour, brain tumor, medical plane: A grade 3 brain tumour has a bad long term prognosis regardless of treatment. Survival time is probably around a couple of years. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: GBM/eye pain, gbm brain tumor, pneumocystis pneumonia
gbm brain tumor, pneumocystis pneumonia, grand mal seizure: A GBM brain tumor usually has a bad prognosis but usually does not grow in the way you describe. However the diagnosis of this tumor is in itself a cause for real worry even though in his case so far his tumor seems to have behaved itself remarkably well -...

Brain Tumors: germ cell carcinoma, germ cell carcinoma, alfa feto protein
germ cell carcinoma, alfa feto protein, crainiotomy: Do you mean that no pathology was ever done on his tumor even after surgery (I presume that at least some surgery was done before radiation therapy & chemotherapy)? If so that is a very strange situation to say the least! You tell me that his tumor was surgically...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma grade 4, right frontal lobe, fitness advice
right frontal lobe, fitness advice, survival time: His remaining survival time can probably be measured in some months if his diagnosis is correct. That is all. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: gliosarcoma, malignant brain tumors, rare tumor
malignant brain tumors, rare tumor, brain tumors: Gliosarcoma can be regarded as a subgroup of glioblastoma multiforme. The tumor tissue of these tumors have both a glioblastoma component and a sarcoma component. Unfortunately it has about the same very bad prognosis as a glioblastoma tumor with the added...

Brain Tumors: Head bath, hello doctor, fitness advice
hello doctor, fitness advice, astrocytoma: The only possible explanation that I can see for this is the fact that such activity may trigger extra activity in her brain and thereby a seizure. On the other hand she needs washing too. So you will have to balance between these two opposing needs. ...

Brain Tumors: Low grade Brain stem glioma, brain stem glioma, proton beams
brain stem glioma, proton beams, biopsy test: I have to agree with her doctors. Well, if they mean stereotactic radiation therapy using the so called GammaKnife or proton beams I certainly do agree there too. If this was my mother I would NOT want to wait but would go straight ahead with the treatment....

Brain Tumors: Too much mucus., brain tumor, food pipe
brain tumor, food pipe, hello doctor: Due to her brain tumor her normal mechanisms for clearing her throat of it are inactivated. Unfortunately the only available treatment method is the suction pump. It is not ideal but it is what we have. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: oligoastrocypoma, blood brain barrier, anaplastic astrocytoma
blood brain barrier, anaplastic astrocytoma, chemotherapy drugs: To give you a good estimate I need to know what GRADE it is assumed his tumor has. Like all brain tumors the prognosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is closely correlated to grade which since it is an anaplastic tumor should be high but I need as good information...

Brain Tumors: Spinal Astrocytoma, chills with no fever, low immune system
chills with no fever, low immune system, legs muscle: Well experience of situations like that of your husband is quite limited so it is hard to give sure answers. Grade is always hard to determine with precision so it is in principle possible that his tumor grade is higher but not necessarily so - due to the...

Brain Tumors: Stage 4 Metastic Brain Cancer., stage 4 cancer, metastatic brain cancer
stage 4 cancer, metastatic brain cancer, dead by christmas: Unfortunately a stage 4 cancer is at present incurable regardless of treatment. With metastases to the brain it is unfortunately also fatal. Her radiation therapy can only prolong the process and extend her survival time and temporarily perhaps also reduce...

Brain Tumors: stage 3 small cell lung cancer, cell lung cancer, stage 4 cancer
cell lung cancer, stage 4 cancer, small cell lung cancer: I m very sorry to read about her - and your - problems! Since it is obvious from her brain scan that her lung cancer has spread to her brain (which is rather common for lung cancers to do and which probably also caused her seizures) her lung cancer is now...

Brain Tumors: synthroid, brain tumor, thyroid stimulating hormone
brain tumor, thyroid stimulating hormone, thyroid hormone: Probably her pituitary gland (hypophysis) under her brain was injured during her treatment for her brain tumor. Her pituitary gland normally produces a stimulating hormone for her thyroid gland necessary for the production of thyroid hormone. Probably her...

Brain Tumors: treatmentongoing, glioblastoma multiforme, fitness advice
glioblastoma multiforme, fitness advice, survival time: Unfortunately I have to disappoint you. There is no chance that he can win this battle. Not with a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 tumour. Again no one can guarantee that all of such a tumour has been successfully removed. Actually the opposite is unfortunately...

Brain Tumors: Wierd bumps on head!?, brain tumors, bumps on head
brain tumors, bumps on head, fitness advice: Whatever they are they are NOT brain tumors since those are only on the inside of the skull. It is not possible to tell you what these are apart from this without an examination. So I strongly suggest that you let a doctor check you. You can...

Brain Tumors: BRAIN- BONY OUT GROWTH, whethar, fitness advice
whethar, fitness advice, bone density: Without knowing EXACTLY what this out growth is it is impossible to tell you this. Only a biopsy of this out growth can tell us what it is and only the surgery can provide us with the biopsy. So I agree with her doctor. Surgery is probably necessary. ...

Brain Tumors: Brain damage from radiation, brain tumor, pet reports
brain tumor, pet reports, brain scan: Can you let me read her brain scan (CT?, MRI?, PET?) reports? I need to see them to answer your question. You can copy them here. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, stereotactic radiation, proton beams
stereotactic radiation, proton beams, mass lesion: Well with this kind of tumour something has to be done to cure her. In principle there are 2 different methods of treatment available. 1. Surgical operation as suggested. 2. Stereotactic radiation therapy without surgery using the so called GammaKnife or...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumors, primary brain tumors, brain tumors
primary brain tumors, brain tumors, fitness advice: What KIND of brain tumors did she have? There are many kinds. You mention that she had 4. Did they really start in her brain or did they spread to there from elsewhere? That seems more probable. If so from where? Without knowing this it is impossible to answer....

Brain Tumors: brain tumour, brain tumours, parasagittal meningioma
brain tumours, parasagittal meningioma, mass measures: Surgery is necessary, as soon as possible. You should discuss this soonest with a neurosurgeon (which I m not, I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist with experience of treating brain tumours in short a cancer doctor). You can also reach...

Brain Tumors: bruise-like pain on top of my head, brain tumor symptoms, headache pain
brain tumor symptoms, headache pain, fitness advice: Based on your description I can only say that these are not typical brain tumor symptoms. To get further an examination is needed. So I do suggest that you let a doctor check you. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: ependymoma, medical oncologist, kay hammond
medical oncologist, kay hammond, brain tumors: Radiation therapy may cause a certain amount of brain swelling. That can cause confusion and also more sleeping. That effect can be countered by corticosteroid treatment - which also may have some side effects. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: ependymoma, primary brain tumor, medical provider
Brain Tumors: ependymoma, primary brain tumor, medical provider, website forum

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma astrocytoma tumour grade3, horrendous headaches, clutching at straws
horrendous headaches, clutching at straws, radiation treatment: The fact that her tumor has shrunk to some extent may buy you some time but that is unfortunately all. These tumors are all still incurable and eventually fatal. The 6 to 12 months of survival time may still prove to be correct. It may also be longer but probably...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, short term memory, survival time
short term memory, survival time, fitness advice: Unfortunately the prognosis of this kind of tumor is always VERY bad regardless of treatment. What treatment can do is temporarily reduce symptoms and prolong survival time. But even with this treatment his survival time will probably not be much longer than...

Brain Tumors: Mass in the Brain, antibotics, fitness advice
antibotics, fitness advice, scan report: This sounds rather strange! I need to be able to read her full MRI scan report in order to be able to give you a good answer. If possible to get it you can copy it here. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Mass Front and Side, fitness advice, gustaf
fitness advice, gustaf, claes: To be able to answer this I do need to read your CT & MRI reports (the latest ones). You can copy them here! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There is no restriction to...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma?, left temporal lobe, blood cell count
left temporal lobe, blood cell count, white blood cell: I think that you should have at least the mole on your buttock that has grown removed and checked by a pathologist. At the same time you can have that on your temple removed though it is doubtful - at least - that it has anything to do with your MRI findings...

Brain Tumors: Research, fitness advice, sound decisions
fitness advice, sound decisions, frontal lobe: The type of tumor is not important for that evaluation. Its size and exact location are however. You must discuss this BOTH with a neurologist and a psychiatrist. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: unknown tumor, malignant brain tumors, grand mal seizure
malignant brain tumors, grand mal seizure, left temporal lobe: To be able to answer your question to the best of my ability I would need to read his MRI report. If you can get hold of it you can copy it here. A normal MRI scan can normally distinguish between a meningioma and a glioblastoma or other malignant brain tumors....

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma, intramedullary tumor, gait disturbances
intramedullary tumor, gait disturbances, intracranial tumor: Well, in view of previously bad performance level it is probably best to ask for a second opinion. Almost anything and everything is possible. So it is probably best to await the result of such a second opinion before we discuss what this is or may be in order...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma-Emendimoma, brain tumors, ependimoma
brain tumors, ependimoma, ionizing radiation: How fast these tumors are growing depends largely on their grade. Without knowing the grade it is impossible to estimate the growth rate. Since he seems to be still around it must be quite slowly growing so its grade is probably quite low. More than that I...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma regenerating, mri report, scar tissue
mri report, scar tissue, fitness advice: To be able to answer this well I do need to read the full latest brain MRI report! You can copy it here. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There is no restriction to...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, mri brain scan, brain mass
mri brain scan, brain mass, fitness advice: Unfortunately probably very much so! But I can not tell you more with only this information. I presume he has had a CT brain scan and that an MRI brain scan has been recommended. Please as soon as that MRI scan report is available let me read BOTH his CT and...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor 91 year old, malignant brain tumor, mri brain scans
malignant brain tumor, mri brain scans, radiation treatment: How big is her tumor? If this indeed is a primary malignant brain tumor (without any biopsy I can not be 100% sure) then her prognosis is indeed very bad. But the rapidity of the process is determined by 1. The GRADE of her lesion and 2. The size of her lesion....

Brain Tumors: brain tumors, stage 4 breast cancer, blood brain barrier
stage 4 breast cancer, blood brain barrier, chemotherapy drugs: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! Since her breast cancer has spread to her brain - another organ - it must now be considered a stage 4 breast cancer which at present is incurable and probably eventually fatal since her brain is involved....

Brain Tumors: brain tumour and high blood pressure, low grade glioma, brain tumour
low grade glioma, brain tumour, low blood pressure: At present I see no reason to think so but to be on the safe side your doctor should investigate the matter! Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 There is no...

Brain Tumors: cystic tumor of the cerebellum, head and neck pain, fitness advice
head and neck pain, fitness advice, drain tube: Dear Tammy, I m very sorry for your loss! But why on earth did you not have an autopsy done since that could answer ALL your questions?! In a situation like this an autopsy is the ONLY way to clarify things! Now based on available information all I could produce...

Brain Tumors: frontal lobe mass, conventional radiation therapy, ping pong ball
conventional radiation therapy, ping pong ball, surgical specimen: A second opinion is ALWAYS from another doctor. But since this deals with a brain tumor that doctor too has to be a neurosurgeon. Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: growth on back of skull, mri brain, cancer doctor
mri brain, cancer doctor, chrystal ball: Dear Brenda, I m here ONLY as a tumor/cancer doctor. So strokes are definitely outside my area of expertise here (even though I have had one myself). For the rest of the question it is too vague for me to be able to give you a good answer. I do need more information....

Brain Tumors: Inoperable 4 cm tumor at base of brain, conventional radiation therapy, proton beams
conventional radiation therapy, proton beams, memory lapses: Well with that location it should be more or less inoperable. With a size of 4 cm (a little more than 1.5 inch) it is unfortunately also untreatable with stereotactic radiation therapy (too big) like the so called GammaKnife or proton beams which otherwise...

Brain Tumors: Lumps on head, lumps on head, brain tumors
lumps on head, brain tumors, fitness advice: Whatever they are they have nothing to do with brain tumors. Those are only found on the inside of the skull. To be able to tell you what they are with any certainty an examination is necessary. So I suggest that you let a doctor check your problem! ...

Brain Tumors: MASS, brain tumor, mri brain
brain tumor, mri brain, fitness advice: It is probably a brain tumor of some kind. What kind of tumor it is is impossible to say based only on this. How was your CT scan done? Only without contrast or with contrast too! Pictures with contrast are also NECESSARY! An MRI brain scan both without and...

Brain Tumors: Multiple Brain Tumors, brain biopsy, punch biopsy
brain biopsy, punch biopsy, brain mets: At the moment the only KNOWN possible primary tumor is her malignant melanoma. Malignant melanomas are usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy. So if it indeed is her melanoma that has spread (and that is definitely a possibility) then...

Brain Tumors: pilocyitic astrocytoma, conventional radiation therapy, malignant lesion
conventional radiation therapy, malignant lesion, brain tumors: Thanks! Around 10 years is a good estimate but it may be somewhat shorter or even somewhat longer. However the remaining tumor MAY change to a higher grade (more malignant lesion) during that time span and that would change prognosis drastically. Your lesion...

Brain Tumors: pilocytic brain tumor, brain tumor, tumor cells
brain tumor, tumor cells, mri brain: Well if its grade is only a 1 (I) its prognosis is good - for a brain tumor. It may come back but if so probably only after MANY years. MIB is an index of how often the tumor cells of your tumor divide (so a measurement of its growth) and 2% is low. Your doctors...

Brain Tumors: recurrent tumor grade IV, pathology report, oligodendroglioma
pathology report, oligodendroglioma, fitness advice: It may but that is not certain. I suppose the removed tumor of June was checked by a pathologist. Especially as it is now regarded as a grade IV (4) glioma. Also oligodendrogliomas are a kind of gliomas. Only the pathology report of that later tumor can tell...

Brain Tumors: regarding thalamic glioma, conventional radiation therapy, proton beams
conventional radiation therapy, proton beams, mri report: Unfortunately with this location it is not treatable with surgery. It is also too big for treatment with stereotactic radiation therapy (GammaKnife, CyberKnife or proton beams). So conventional radiation therapy remains the only possible treatment though it...

Brain Tumors: BRAIN CANCER, mri brain scan, brain cancer
mri brain scan, brain cancer, urinary problem: In this situation I do suggest that you have an MRI brain scan examination in order to find if there is anything there. Let a urologist check your urinary problem. There may be a connection but that is not sure. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Brain Radiation Damage, focal seizures, brain radiation
focal seizures, brain radiation, seizure meds: Well radiation therapy & chemotherapy are both given in order to kill tumor cells and if possible the tumor. So of course there will be some breakdown. But radiation will also induce swelling - like a sun burn of the brain - (you were probably given corticosteroids...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, parietal lobes, lateral ventricles
parietal lobes, lateral ventricles, intense enhancement: This is probably a meningioma - a tumor originating in the outer lining of the brain not the brain itself. It is usually not cancerous. It is located inside her skull close to its top above her brain and near the midline running from front to back of her skull...

Brain Tumors: Brian Tumor, brian tumor, temador
brian tumor, temador, steroid dosage: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! Even with Avastin and a full treatment (surgery, radiation therapy & chemotherapy) the prognosis of a GBM is so extremely bad that I can not say that you are doing something wrong! I m sorry I have nothing...

Brain Tumors: brain cancer, brain cancer, fitness advice
brain cancer, fitness advice, radiation therapy: Well, I m sure you have been told what a bad prognosis this condition has. It is actually quite normal to reach this stage during this sad process and there is not much you can do about it. Just provide the fluids that have been asked for. There is no cure...

Brain Tumors: brain stem tumor, brain stem tumor, medical oncologist
brain stem tumor, medical oncologist, radiation therapist: Dear Holly! This is a purely surgical question and I m not a surgeon. I m a medical oncologist & radiation therapist. So I strongly suggest that you direct your question to an expert of neurosurgery or surgery here. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: meningioma
Brain Tumors: meningioma

Brain Tumors: Glioblastoma brain tumor, malignant brain tumors, glioblastoma brain tumor
malignant brain tumors, glioblastoma brain tumor, mri brain: Even if her glioblastoma (even more so if it was a glioblastoma multiforme!) had been found early it would have killed her regardless of treatment since all these malignant brain tumors so far have at present a hopeless prognosis. Brain tumors are sneaky they...

Brain Tumors: Gliomatosis astrocytic neoplasm, mri scans, brain cancer
mri scans, brain cancer, radiation treatment: That is not sure. If his condition has deteriorated so much as you describe in such a short time new brain CT & MRI scans are necessary to determine the present situation. First when that is known is it possible for us to discuss what to do about it. Please...

Brain Tumors: glioblastomamultiforme grade 4, left temporal lobe, occipital lobes
left temporal lobe, occipital lobes, tmor: Unfortunately the prognosis of all GBM grade IV (4) tumors remains very bad regardless of treatment. Treatment can inprinciple so far only prolong the process. Even so I estimate his remaining time to be measured in months at most. I m sorry I have nothing...

Brain Tumors: grade IV astracytoma, survival time, fitness advice
survival time, fitness advice, noticeable symptoms: Well like her father (as far as we know today just a coincidence - no sure hereditary links are known at present) she has a very bad prognosis even with full treatment (surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy). In her case even somewhat worse since a grade...

Brain Tumors: meningioma, coronal images, fitness advice
coronal images, fitness advice, mass effect: Please send me the FULL report for the most accurate interpretation possible! You can copy it here! Yes thanks! I do! My PSA is down to below 0.05 (from 8.8 before radiation therapy) and no real symptoms so I feel OK. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: midline lipoma, domestic violence situation, splenium
domestic violence situation, splenium, lipoma: It is too early to tell. CT scans are good for finding acute hemorrages in the brain and for finding if there is any lesion there at all. But for more information MRI scans are MUCH better. So we will have to wait until your MRI scan result is available. Then...

Brain Tumors: mri finding, ependymoma tumor, brain parenchyma
ependymoma tumor, brain parenchyma, temporal horn: I do not think this has anything to do with an ependymoma (tumor). I think what should be written there is what is written in the report you just have sent me (sub)ependymal . So what is described is either an unusual venous blood vessel in the (sub)ependymal...

Brain Tumors: pressure in the head, brain tumors, having an orgasm
brain tumors, having an orgasm, burning sensation: With this history (off and on for 5 years) it is very unlikely that this has anything to do with brain tumors. To know what it is you need an examination. So let a doctor check you for this! And STOP smoking! Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Brain Tumors: Radiation Necrosis, parotid glands, radiation necrosis
parotid glands, radiation necrosis, glandular cancer: I do need more information to be able to answer your question. Had her cancer spread to her brain? Any more information with regards to this spread? Any radiation therapy given? How much over how long a time? Without this information all I can provide is guess...

Brain Tumors: advanced disease intramedullary tumor, thoracic mass, stage symptoms
thoracic mass, stage symptoms, expert profile: If indeed it is a grade 2 (II) tumor it should grow rather slowly. Over time it may change grade though to a higher number (3 or 4) and due to that start growing faster and in a more aggressive fashion. However its grade seems uncertain. How long is it known...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, minute time frame, brain tumor
minute time frame, brain tumor, cancerous lump: The only thing known at the time was probably that her local primary tumor was gone. Were no scans of her head and body done before surgery? Such tumors should have been seen on such scans (CT, MRI & PET scans)! What kind of cancer was it? Was any biopsy...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumour, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, survival time: I m sorry to read about his - and your - problems! Unfortunately at present no one recovers from this situation and it is also at present always lethal. His survival time can most probably at most be measured in months. It may be shorter though. He will over...

Brain Tumors: basal ganglia glioma, hyperintense mass, medial temporal lobe
hyperintense mass, medial temporal lobe, mass lesion: Well the size of his tumour is right on the border of being too big for stereotactic radiation therapy with the so called GammaKnife. If possible such treatment can delete the tumour without surgery. But as I mentioned it is on the borderline of being too...

Brain Tumors: Calcification within the Pineal Glands, pineal glands, cone beam
pineal glands, cone beam, expert profile: No not with any certainty and probably not. But you should discuss this with an expert of diagnostic radiology. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Brain Tumors: GBM, waffers, expert profile
waffers, expert profile, temadar: I m sorry to read about her - and your - problems! Unfortunately there is at present no other treatment available which is one of the reasons why the prognosis of this tumor is so bad. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach...

Brain Tumors: Hallucinations, visual hallucinations, brain tumors
visual hallucinations, brain tumors, expert profile: It is not so much a question of TYPE of tumor as of its LOCATION in the brain. However for a thorough presentation of that matter you should direct this question to an expert of neurology here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Idiopathic Intracranial Pressure, intramedullary tumor, malignant tumors
intramedullary tumor, malignant tumors, expert profile: Well, I can not be certain that there is a connection. All I see is a possibility. You should discuss this with a neurologist or a neurosurgeon who may be much better qualified to evaluate this. It is also too big for the stereotactic radiation therapy I was...

Brain Tumors: lung cancer that has mastisized to the brain, brain radiation, whole brain
brain radiation, whole brain, fitness advice: In this situation her prognosis is probably bad but on the other hand this is the only possible way to go. It should however - if possible - be combined with lung surgery, conventional whole brain radiation therapy and chemotherapy since this is a very serious...

Brain Tumors: MR Spectoscopy Report, john hopkins university, armed forces institute of pathology
john hopkins university, armed forces institute of pathology, harvard stanford: Actually your question is such a difficult one that it should have been directed to an expert of pathology - even better if to an expert of tumor pathology or neuropathology. However regardless of if your tumor has been sent to John Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford,...

Brain Tumors: melanoma Tumors, malignant melanomas, tanning booths
malignant melanomas, tanning booths, expert profile: If he had it in many places outside his major organs he probably also had it in major organs. That is what usually kills the patients. Malignant melanomas are usually caused by ultraviolet light irradiation - so an environmental factor. That is one of the...

Brain Tumors: pilocyitic astrocytoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, scan report
pilocytic astrocytoma, scan report, life threatning: Well, your doctor stated that 90% of your tumour was removed. That means that some (10%) of the tumour was left behind. That means that there was indeed a residual tumour all the time from your surgery. It is not certain that the exact amount of remaining...

Brain Tumors: pilocyitic astrocytoma, malignant tumour, gamma knife
malignant tumour, gamma knife, expert profile: Everything that is called an astrocytoma is a malignant tumour. How much malignant depends on its grade which I do not know. GammaKnife may be possible but to evaluate that I need to know its size in all 3 dimensions. It is probably a residue combined with...

Brain Tumors: pilocytic astrocytoma., pilocytic astrocytoma, expert profile
pilocytic astrocytoma, expert profile, grade 1: Yes that is a very slowly growing kind of tumour. Thanks! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! ...

Brain Tumors: small mass found on brain after mri, mri brain scan, constant headaches
mri brain scan, constant headaches, mri scan: That is quite possible but not yet certain. If you can let me read the MRI brain scan report - you can copy it here - I ll be in a better position to evaluate what it may or may not be. The next step can not be determined until we know better what it is that...

Brain Tumors: tumor or mass in the fourth ventricle, vertigo problems, fourth ventricle
vertigo problems, fourth ventricle, equilibrium problems: Was it an MRI brain scan that was done and by which this mass was found? If so I need to read the full report of it in order to form an opinion. You can copy it here. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: 15 year old anaplastic astrocytoma, md anderson cancer center, cerebral peduncle
md anderson cancer center, cerebral peduncle, cancer treatment centers of america: Thank you for your question. First, depending on the area where you live the best places for all oncology diagnosis are the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (locations include Zion, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Goodyear, AZ), or The University...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma grade2 is back after 13 years, conventional radiation therapy, proton beams
conventional radiation therapy, proton beams, stereotactic radiation: Yes conventional radiation therapy is not an option and surgery is not a good one either - if at all. However stereotactic radiation therapy of this rather small lesion MAY (no promises) - GammaKnife or proton beams - still be a possibility. Discuss that with...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, radiation procedure, short term memory
radiation procedure, short term memory, radiation doses: If her doses (at each treatment) indeed have increased it is a sign of a completely new treatment plan. Such a change must be caused by something. But without knowing more than I do I do not want to speculate on this matter. But an anaplastic meningioma grade...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3- third update, radiation oncologist, poor prognosis
radiation oncologist, poor prognosis, brain swelling: Well, the prognosis is not good. At best it can be called uncertain. That time estimate which you mention seems probable. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumour, symptoms of brain tumours, ct scan with contrast
symptoms of brain tumours, ct scan with contrast, brain tumor: A CT scan with contrast can also be of help though not as good as an MRI scan. The symptoms of brain tumours are usually rather vague but should you experience for example a clear increase of head ache or stroke like symptoms or epileptic fits that would be...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, brain mass, expert profile
brain mass, expert profile, tumour: Yes it is probably a tumour. But then it depends on what kind of tumour. Without knowing that I can not evaluate the situation. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor/AVM connection, benign brain tumor, brain tumors
benign brain tumor, brain tumors, expert profile: I doubt that there is any connection. But this is somewhat outside my area of expertise here. So I strongly suggest that you discuss this with an expert of neurology (which I m not, I m an expert of medical oncology & radiation therapy with experience of treating...

Brain Tumors: brain tumor and anger, extreme disruption, left temporal lobe
extreme disruption, left temporal lobe, brain tumor: Liane: Thank you for your question. What was previously believed about the brain, and how it was characterized, was the brain was billions of little computers. Now, however, doctors and scientists characterize the brain as one giant super-computer with...

Brain Tumors: Are brain tumors hereditry, acoustic neuroma, brain tumors
acoustic neuroma, brain tumors, ringing in your ears: Jo: As far as neural changes that cause increased nasal sensitivity you can attribute that to the pregnancy. Hormonal changes often increase a woman s sensitivity to light, sound, taste, and smell. The ringing in your ears is also another common side-effect...

Brain Tumors: is there any conection between masturbation and brain cancer, brain cancer, expert profile
brain cancer, expert profile, righ: There is NO connection between any of these things! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! ...

Brain Tumors: constant urination, expert profile, 3 rounds
expert profile, 3 rounds, oppinion: Usually around 12 to 15 months measured from beginning of treatment. But it may be shorter. It may also be somewhat longer but usually not much and that is less likely. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: GBM trail, radio therapy, failure rates
radio therapy, failure rates, medical journals: Tracy: The limited knowledge I have with the IMA950 vaccine won t help you much I m afraid. It s still a trial drug; reports and studies have yet to be published and recorded in any medical journals so there is nothing new I can inform you of (such as...

Brain Tumors: gbm grade 4, dose chemotherapy, exercise activity
dose chemotherapy, exercise activity, term survivors: Erini: The location of the tumor, original size, and tumor type, these are all factors when it comes to the initial treatment suggestion of chemotherapy. Other factors include, but are not limited to, the patients age, weight, diet, exercise/activity level,...

Brain Tumors: glioblastoma multiforme, dose chemo, glioblastoma multiforme
dose chemo, glioblastoma multiforme, prognoses: Jude: Unfortunately I can not answer that question. Only her treating physician can determine whether or not it will be effective or have a good outcome based on all the relevant information they have gathered. I apologize that my answer can not be...

Brain Tumors: grade 2 astrocytoma, pathology report, expert profile
pathology report, expert profile, radiation therapy: No a grade 2 astrocytoma grows more slowly. Obviously his doctor has decided to wait with radiation therapy and chemotherapy until it may be needed at some point in time in the future. Exactly how long that may take is however impossible to predict. ...

Brain Tumors: grade 2 astrocytoma, monosomy 7, pathology report
monosomy 7, pathology report, expert profile: Thanks! As far as I know and understand this will not in any significant way change my previous estimate. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Brain Tumors: Inoperable brain tumor, inoperable brain tumor, room session
inoperable brain tumor, room session, medical note: Kathleen: As long as the episodes do not include violence (towards herself or others) she should be okay to continue with sessions. I would have her treating physician contact the college and inform them of what s going on so they ll be able to better...

Brain Tumors: Loss of eyesight, glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, home hospice
glioblastoma multiforme stage 4, home hospice, optic nerve: Amy: It can be a symptom/side effect but is usually confined to a tumor growing directly on the optic nerve or growing close enough to it that it causes adjunct pressure to be applied to the optic nerve itself. In this particular case there may be other...

Brain Tumors: Melanoma Brain Cancer, brain radiation, cancer question
brain radiation, cancer question, brain cancer: Thanks! I m sorry for your loss but unfortunately it was unavoidable! You probably made the right decision! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number...

Brain Tumors: malignant brain tumour cancer grade 4, malignant brain tumors, brain tumors
malignant brain tumors, brain tumors, brain tumour: Well, you put me in the uncomfortable role of being the bearer of bad tidings. Even the worst type of malignant brain tumors the so called glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 has an expected survival time of 12 to fifteen months from primary treatment. However...

Brain Tumors: radiation stroke, fluid on the brain, brain tumor
fluid on the brain, brain tumor, radiation damage: Yes it is possible but definitely not sure. There are many other possibilities. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please...

Brain Tumors: radiation therapy, radiation therapy, state memory
radiation therapy, state memory, expert profile: Radiation therapy will NOT cure him. He may get better temporarily but that is not sure. It will also prolong his survival somewhat. But that is all. His death will NOT be worse. When he sleeps all the time his end will be near. So his case is allready rather...

Brain Tumors: Thalamus Tumors, brain tumor, medical univeristy
brain tumor, medical univeristy, mri scans: Yes it is possible but very uncommon. What was taken out was a piece of dead brain tissue from the stroke area. I once sent a patient to the neurosurgeons because both CT scans and MRI scans showed a suspected brain tumor. That turned out to be a bleeding...

Brain Tumors: Treatment/prognosis of thalamic glioma in male adult, conventional radiation therapy, proton beams
conventional radiation therapy, proton beams, thalamic glioma: Its location MAY make surgical treatment difficult but to be sure of that you need to discuss the surgical matters with a neurosurgeon. Normally brain tumors are treated with a combination of surgery, conventional radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Even with...

Brain Tumors: acoustic neuroma, acoustic neuroma, gamma knife
acoustic neuroma, gamma knife, expert profile: Yes it can if not too big in size. A size of about one inch (2.54 cm) or smaller probably also somewhat bigger would not be a problem! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is...

Brain Tumors: Have I Got a brain tumour, mental health problems, short term memory loss
mental health problems, short term memory loss, short term memory: Jake, I ll tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! I do not know! I can not know without examining you (which I can not do, I m retired and I m in Sweden while you are in Britain). And I would also have to run some special examinations...

Brain Tumors: Calcified Meningioma, tumor location, initial diagnosis
tumor location, initial diagnosis, interfer: Cheryl: First, I sincerely apologize for the delay in my response and I m so sorry to hear what you re going through. The initial diagnosis is not enough information for me to be as specific as I d like to be. Tumor location, grade, medical history, and...

Brain Tumors: Fever, ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat, cancer doctor: Dear Julie, I m here ONLY as a cancer doctor, nothing more and nothing less. So your question is quite outside my area of expertise here. Besides I have not had much to do with children patients since I studied pediatrics which was close to 42 years ago -...

Brain Tumors: Grade 2 Glioma, right frontal lobe, brain tumour
right frontal lobe, brain tumour, open biopsy: Please see my response to your evaluation. Well that is one way of doing it. Yes stereotactic radiation is MUCH better - I think a GammaKnife is available in New Delhi but I do not know what costs that are involved. Radiation therapy may increase the risk...

Brain Tumors: Hi, brain tumor, expert profile
brain tumor, expert profile, malignant cell: It probably takes some years from the first malignant cell there until you have a tumor that causes problems. Since different tumors have different growth rates the number of years is probably different from tumor to tumor. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: Hi, ocular migraine, brain tumor
ocular migraine, brain tumor, severe headaches: Jairo: Again it would depend on the diagnosis. There is actually no such thing as an ocular migraine. Migraine headaches are recurring vascular (of or relating to the circulation of fluids)headaches that commonly affect the eyes by creating a sensitivity...

Brain Tumors: Hi, mri brain scan, 8th cranial nerve
mri brain scan, 8th cranial nerve, falling blood pressure: It can grow in 8 months from something not detected to something detected though it has probably been there longer. What a brain tumor would numb depends on its location in the brain. But that it would just numb the penis is not very probable. You can...

Brain Tumors: Lipoma brain tumor on the hypothymus, lipoma tumor, brain tumor
lipoma tumor, brain tumor, abnormal cells: Donna: It is extremely rare, but possible, for a lipoma tumor to dissolve on its own. These tumors are tumors that consist of fatty tissue so it would be much easier for the body to break down those cells with greater ease than if they were malformed or...

Brain Tumors: lumps on back if the head and neck, lumps on the head, nerve test
lumps on the head, nerve test, mri scans: Whatever this is it is NOT related to any brain tumor. Such tumors are on the INSIDE of the skull in the brain NOT on the outside. Negative CT & MRI scans do confirm this too! It is by far more probable that what you have in your scalp from time to time is...

Brain Tumors: malignant melanoma metastatic, ct scan with contrast, needle biopsy
ct scan with contrast, needle biopsy, malignant melanoma: Amanda: Determining life expectancy is a complicated formula. Age, height, weight, cancer type, cancer grade, cancer location, medical history, family medical history, and potential response to treatment are all of equal importance when attempting to ascertain...

Brain Tumors: pain and pressure in back of head, brain ct scan, ct scan with contrast
brain ct scan, ct scan with contrast, brain tumor: If a brain CT scan with contrast has not shown anything your risk of a brain tumor is most probably very low (even if an MRI scan is better for this). But you are worried and have these symptoms. Insurance or no insurance my only possible advice is that you...

Brain Tumors: Squamous Cell Carcinoma cancer on the brain, squamous cell carcinoma, control hub
squamous cell carcinoma, control hub, letters of the alphabet: Amanda: I m so sorry to hear what your aunt is going through. Tumors on the brain stem are very dangerous. The brain stem is the control hub for vital organ function (i.e. the heart and lungs) which is why tumors in this location often can not be treated...

Brain Tumors: brain mass, worst case scenario, brain mass
worst case scenario, brain mass, preventative measures: Debbie: What you re describing sounds completely benign. It sounds like she has a small cyst (a fluid filled sac). They generally go away on their own but depending on their location doctors may take preventative measures (such as draining) to preclude...

Brain Tumors: Brain tumor, right temporal lobectomy, upper extremities
right temporal lobectomy, upper extremities, seizure activity: Chrissy: It is rare but possible. What you re describing (seizures and numbness) sounds like epilepsy. Depending on the severity, and frequency, of the seizures that could account for the partial numbness. I would get to a neurologist as soon as possible...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumour, stage 4 cancer, secondary cancer
stage 4 cancer, secondary cancer, expert profile: Since his brain tumour was a secondary cancer, originating somewhere else in his body (his lungs are a probable - but not the only possible - candidate for that location), his cancer must now be regarded as a stage 4 cancer that has spread to his brain. You...

Brain Tumors: brain tumour, signs of a concussion, occasional headache
signs of a concussion, occasional headache, memory changes: Faisal: I would suggest seeing a doctor if multiple symptoms occur. Symptoms like those I listed previously. As I stated, if some minor pain and discomfort is the only thing you re experiencing then I would suggest treating it with a combination of (rotating...

Brain Tumors: brain tuomor, blood brain barrier, radio therapy
blood brain barrier, radio therapy, theropy: Sudeep: I would recommend radio therapy. The reason is because chemo therapy is not as effective due to some of the chemical compounds not being able to pass through the blood brain barrier which renders it somewhat ineffective. I hope this answers...

Brain Tumors: ct head, brain tumor, stress diet
brain tumor, stress diet, organs in the body: Natal: Radiation consists of waves of energy (X-ray) associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge. It is not the same as a treatment like Chemotherapy which enters the blood stream and may impact multiple...

Brain Tumors: about gbm, ayurveda treatments, temozolamide
ayurveda treatments, temozolamide, expert profile: With treatment around one year or a little more. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! Donations are...

Brain Tumors: Hi doctor, brain tumor, mri brain
brain tumor, mri brain, doctor question: Well, if I was in that situation I would probably not bother to get another MRI brain scan. But the choice is up to that person. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Brain Tumors: Malignant melanoma in brain, skin malignancy, malignant melanoma
skin malignancy, malignant melanoma, expert profile: It is usually a skin malignancy but can also start elsewhere for example in the eyes. It can also spread to the brain from elsewhere for example the skin. Its prognosis is VERY bad unfortunately regardless of any treatment. So his survival time can at most...

Brain Tumors: Multiple Brain Tumors, malignant brain tumours, malignant brain tumor
malignant brain tumours, malignant brain tumor, brain tumors: Unfortunately malignant brain tumours have a very bad prognosis regardless of treatment. This is just another example of that. For the most malignant brain tumours a survival time of around one year is more or less normal from diagnosis. So it seems also here....

Brain Tumors: neurocytoma, tumor location, tumor type
tumor location, tumor type, brain surgery: Konstantinos: Your question is an important one; unfortunately, though, there is medical information that is needed that I do not have. When ascertaining treatment options oncologists weigh many factors, age, weight, height, activity level, projected response...

Brain Tumors: neurocytoma intraventricular, gamma knife center, gamma knife treatment
gamma knife center, gamma knife treatment, neurocytoma: How big is his remaining tumour? I need to know to be able to evaluate this. I also would need to know what grade was given to his tumour? You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There...

Brain Tumors: Neurologist or Neuro-Surgeon?, mri brain scan, grand mal seizure
mri brain scan, grand mal seizure, expert profile: Well without ANY signs of any tumor it is difficult to understand what his neurologist based his opinion on! So I have to side with his neurosurgeon. But it is never wrong to ask for a second opinion from either a neurologist or a neurosurgeon (both are OK)....

Brain Tumors: nonmalignant brain tumor on thalamus, brain tumor, seziures
brain tumor, seziures, brain tumors: Dear Megan, I m a Swede living in Sweden so a softball does not tell me anything. Inches or cm please?! It may well be that the location makes even the GammaKnife too risky. Without seeing the scans myself I can not tell. So we have to trust her doctors on...

Brain Tumors: possible regrowth, sinus polyp, sinus headaches
sinus polyp, sinus headaches, mild headaches: With regards to his sinus polyp he should see an ENT surgeon. The change from every 3 months to every 6 months when 1 year had passed was because evidently nothing had happened up to that moment. Yes eventually his tumor will probably return but if it was...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic astrocytoma Grade 3, personality changes, scar tissue
personality changes, scar tissue, radiation therapy: Sorry to hear that but it was expected to happen unfortunately. Well he has had one previous operation and he has had radiation therapy. Brain surgery is always difficult and it is not made any easier by previous surgery and therefore scar tissue in the area....

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumor, brain tumors
brain tumor, brain tumors, tumor type: Elaine: The nature of brain tumors can be pretty unpredictable (i.e. some have rates of high recurrence and never return and others rates of low recurrence but return). As far as the possibility of a brain tumor occurring, disappearing, and recurring is...

Brain Tumors: Dnet, brain tumor, tumor grade
brain tumor, tumor grade, glioblastoma multiforme: This is a VERY rare kind of tumor first described as recently as 1988! So experience is VERY limited. But the general concensus is that if it is a grade 1 tumor that risk is VERY low (I have never seen or treated any case of this tumor myself, so I have to...

Brain Tumors: Dnet, tumor recurrence, brain tumor
Brain Tumors: Dnet, tumor recurrence, brain tumor, rare type

Brain Tumors: Grade 4, mths, fumble
Brain Tumors: Grade 4, mths, fumble, ml

Brain Tumors: Grade 4, anaplastic astrocytoma, expert profile
anaplastic astrocytoma, expert profile, hi doc: That is too early. Some rounds will be necessary before any effect can be seen with certainty. After a few rounds a new MRI scan can show if there is any effect. If no effect symptoms may show up after a few months or even after some weeks. Sorry I know of...

Brain Tumors: Headaches, sinus headaches, severe headaches
sinus headaches, severe headaches, managing anxiety: Nick: Ruling out primary and secondary factors will help me help you. Let s rule out some things. 1. Environmental Factors: Too much noise, too much light, allergy producing antigens that trigger immune response, pollution, alcohol, tobacco use. ...

Brain Tumors: Hi, brain tumors, brain tumor
brain tumors, brain tumor, tumor type: Jairo: Yes, brain tumors can trigger seizures. Sitting, standing, laying down, it doesn t matter. A seizure can happen any place at any time. If you re worried about his happening get to a neurologist right away to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss...

Brain Tumors: lump on the head, lump on the head, brain tumor
lump on the head, brain tumor, expert profile: Whatever it is it is not a brain tumor. Those are found inside the skull. I think a dermatologist (skin Dr.) should see your mother in law. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There...

Brain Tumors: Proton therapy vs tomotherapy forJPA, proton treatment, proton therapy
proton treatment, proton therapy, tomotherapy: With tomotherapy I suppose that you mean stereotactic radiation therapy with the so called GammaKnife? If so that treatment and proton treatment in a case like this are about equal. I can not see much difference if any at all except perhaps in availability....

Brain Tumors: Scar tissue on right side of brain, scar tissue formation, occipital neuralgia
scar tissue formation, occipital neuralgia, brain cancers: Brenda: I m so sorry to hear about what you re going through. To answer your questions, no we do not always have scar tissue inside our brains. Its presence indicates some form (mild or extensive) of damage. Its cause, though, can only be determined...

Brain Tumors: small lump on the head, lump on the head, swollen glands
lump on the head, swollen glands, expert profile: It may be a lymph gland that is swollen due to your infection (your cold). But to be on the safe side let your doctor check it! Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma Level 3, crainiotomy, brain swelling
crainiotomy, brain swelling, malignant tumor: Her big problem is her tumor, not its treatment. Yes unfortunately it will probably grow back within a time span of around 2 years (based on that it seems to be a grade 3 malignant tumor). However radiation therapy does have some side effects. The important...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, recurrence rate, radiation treatment
recurrence rate, radiation treatment, radiation therapy: Unfortunately I do not know. Many things are possible but it is not probable that such a remission will last for many years. Unfortunately I have to agree with her oncologist. Radiation therapy was more or less the only available practical treatment option...

Brain Tumors: Brain Cancer, excessive alcohol consumption, wifes mom
excessive alcohol consumption, wifes mom, check ups: Greg: There are no conclusive studies to date that confirm with absolution that cancer is hereditary. There are many factors to consider and a wealth of information to weigh when it comes to cancer diagnoses. Lifestyle factors, environment factors, physical...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor, brain tumor, tumor resection
brain tumor, tumor resection, single mom: Terry: There are many factors to weigh when considering tumor resection. To give you an example, they must consider how close the tumor is to blood barriers in the brain. Ultimately, only your treating Neurologist or Neurosurgeon can answer your question....

Brain Tumors: can you get brain cancer from a computer monitor, brain tumor, dangerous toxins
brain tumor, dangerous toxins, correct posture: Roal: Again there is no conclusive evidence to date that links prolonged Computerized Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to cancer. These medical devices do not emit harmful radio active waves that could form damaged cells or cause damage...

Brain Tumors: Can brain tumors show up on x-rays?, diagnostic radiologist, brain tumors
diagnostic radiologist, brain tumors, brain tumor: I m NOT a diagnostic radiologist so you must ask such an expert what exactly this is. But I can tell you what it is NOT! It is NOT a brain tumor since those do NOT show up on ordinary x-ray pictures of this kind! What you see is something that has to do with...

Brain Tumors: brain tumour, brain tumours, brain tumour
brain tumours, brain tumour, painful lump: Whatever it is it is NOT a brain tumour! Brain tumours only exist INSIDE the head. What you have is probably a local infection/inflammation not a tumour. But you should let your doctor take a look at it even so. Good luck! You can also reach me at:...

Brain Tumors: Cure brain tumor at final stage, gamma knife surgery, brain tumor
gamma knife surgery, brain tumor, tumor type: Ronny: Only her treating physician and/or oncologist can recommend treatment options. Only they have the up-to-date and relevant information based on tumor type, location, and all other pertinent information. I can say, if the tumor was discovered more...

Brain Tumors: dizziness, brain tumor, brain cancer
brain tumor, brain cancer, expert profile: Since your CT scan a couple of months ago was OK it is EXTREMELY unlikely that your symptoms are caused by a brain tumor! You have asked me this many times in the past. I think you should consult a psychiatrist soonest! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: dizziness, computerized tomography scans, brain cancer
computerized tomography scans, brain cancer, ct scan: Rolan: There are no conclusive studies to date that link brain cancer to Computerized Tomography scans. If your CT scan was clear, it could be many others other. Talk to your physician again and insist he/she take the time to properly diagnose this. ...

Brain Tumors: dull headache for 2 weeks now, non hodgkins lymphoma, dull headache
non hodgkins lymphoma, dull headache, insulin resistance: It may very well have to do with your tense neck muscles. That is also much more probable than a brain tumour. But of course I can not guarantee that it is not a brain tumour. So let your doctor check you! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, tumor recurrence, recurrence pattern
Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, tumor recurrence, recurrence pattern, oncology team

Brain Tumors: family member with gbm, vengance, cathleen
vengance, cathleen, extremities: Cathleen: Your question is a difficult one to answer because the brain is a complex thing. Tremors in the hand or other extremities, slurred speech, blurred vision, feeling worn down or tired, these are all side effects of possible tumor presence but...

Brain Tumors: Granuloma: Extracted Benign Tuberculoma, maintaining good health, check ups
maintaining good health, check ups, liver problems: Jefferson: Any prolonged use of medications (including Over-The-Counter) can weaken the liver. This does not mean you should stop taking your prescribed medication but it does mean you should get regular check-ups and have your family physician do random...

Brain Tumors: why treatment for a short lifespan, bone marrow biopsy, stage 4 lung cancer
bone marrow biopsy, stage 4 lung cancer, bone marrow test: Well even if she does not suffer now she will eventually unfortunately with so much cancer. Such treatmen MAY be able to reduce that at least to some extent. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: metastases melanoma tumor, metastatic tumor, symtoms of a stroke
metastatic tumor, symtoms of a stroke, stroke test: To really be able to answer your questions I would need to read her CT scan report. You can copy it here. A CT scan can definitely show if there is a malignant metastatic tumor process going on in the brain. But usually not exactly what kind of tumor. But...

Brain Tumors: metastatic brain melanoma, malignant melanomas, expert profile
malignant melanomas, expert profile, chemo drugs: Unfortunately, based on experience, I have to be quite pessimistic. Stage 4 malignant melanomas that have spread to the brain usually have a very bad prognosis. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Brain Tumors: in need of help, imuran, cva
imuran, cva, numbness: Jannet: It doesn t sound like there s any cause to worry. Although, if symptoms persist or worsen in any way report them to your physician right away! It sounds like your neck or spine may simply be out of line. Getting an adjustment may eradicate many...

Brain Tumors: Ogliobendroglioma, expert profile, temodar
expert profile, temodar, fiance: How big are they at present? I need to know that in order to answer. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE!...

Brain Tumors: Radiation Brain Burn, brain burn, legs problems
brain burn, legs problems, brain tumor: Lee: It s my pleasure to assist people in any way that I can. Again, I apologize my previous response was so limited. I can only imagine the difficulty in watching someone you love attempt to navigate such trials and the feeling of powerlessness to...

Brain Tumors: Shadow on MRI, mri with contrast, magnetic resonance imaging
mri with contrast, magnetic resonance imaging, upper quad: Denise: This sounds like the epitome of the cautionary tale. Magnetic Resonance Imaging has come a long way in the past three decades but sometimes a shadow is just a shadow. They happen from body ticks , slight body movements, and sometimes images are...

Brain Tumors: severe headache, migraine headaches, migraine headache
migraine headaches, migraine headache, migrane headaches: Paddy: If migraine headaches have been ruled out, and we ve need to rule environmental factors (light, sound, extreme temperatures, living near high pollution areas), we need to eliminate a few other factors also. Life-style Factors: Is she eating a...

Brain Tumors: possible treatment when tumor grows, brain shunt, anemia of chronic disease
brain shunt, anemia of chronic disease, sodium level: You are most welcome! Happy to be of help! Sorry that I can not help you with his kidneys. Too far from my area of expertise! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no...

Brain Tumors: survival time left, biopsy samples, expert profile
biopsy samples, expert profile, marginal effect: More chemo will probably only have marginal effect. On the other hand that is all that is available. Her remaining life span can most probably - at most - be measured in a few months. I m sorry I have nothing better to tell you! You can also reach...

Brain Tumors: Treatment options with expected prognosis for this brain tumor patient, gamma knife surgery, male smoker
gamma knife surgery, male smoker, brain tumors: Dr. Rohit: As you know I m sure life expectancy is dependent largely on the patient and other mitigating factors. Age, weight, activity level, type of tumor, grade of cancer, all of these things are factors when considering longevity. I can not begin...

Brain Tumors: Anaplastic Astrocytoma, parietal lobe lesion, anaplastic astrocytoma
parietal lobe lesion, anaplastic astrocytoma, short term memory: I will be completely honest with you! Like your doctor I m most astonished. An anaplastic astrocytoma indicates at least a grade 3 maybe even a grade 4 tumor and you should by experience be in a much worse condition - or not even alive - at present with that...

Brain Tumors: Astrocytoma, right frontal lobe, mild confusion
right frontal lobe, mild confusion, tumor grade: Chris: There are no studies to date that conclude with absolute certainty that any cancer is hereditary. The seizures, headaches, confusion, are all consistent with tumor presence. The good news, if one can call it that, is Astrocytomas do tend to be...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic, malignant meningioma, recurrence rate
malignant meningioma, recurrence rate, tumor location: Marlene: There are no reports that would indicate anything new about the nature or pathology of these tumors that would advance or propel medicine s knowledge forward enough to fight them more aggressively and effectively. However, new medications are...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic meningioma Grade 3-update, hands of god, bone muscle
hands of god, bone muscle, honest thoughts: Well it remains to be seen and the final outcome is anybody s guess. But what she has been told is possible but certainly not sure. We just have to wait and see. I do not know either. So we are in the same position. Please do keep me posted! You can...

Brain Tumors: anaplastic oligodendrogima, tumor surgery, exact grade
tumor surgery, exact grade, expert profile: That depends on the GRADE of the tumor. The higher the grade the more malignant it is and the shorter is the life expectancy. You did not mention its grade but you wrote that it was anaplastic so I have to assume that it was a high grade tumor. In that case...

Brain Tumors: astrocytoma stage 3, malignant brain tumours, biopsy results
malignant brain tumours, biopsy results, linear accelerator: I suppose you mean an astrocytoma GRADE 3 since brain tumours usually do not have stages. Unfortunately malignant brain tumours like this usually have a bad prognosis regardless of therapy. A grade 3 tumour even more so and a grade 4 tumour worst of all. Radiation...

Brain Tumors: Blood brain barrier, blood brain barrier, brain tumours
blood brain barrier, brain tumours, brain tumors: Joe: This is a common, but still fascinating, question. The blood brain barrier (BBB) is more closely related to a filter than it is an actual barrier. This means that only molecules of a certain size may pass through. To go further in depth, some...

Brain Tumors: Bone growth in Head, dizziness blurred vision, memory lapses
dizziness blurred vision, memory lapses, bone tumor: Chinmay: The symptoms I described, coupled together with factors such as your mother s age, weight, activity level, general health and medical history, may be indicative of something completely unrelated to the calcified growth on the bone. It may be independent...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor and Buddy Rich, brain tumor, extreme tiredness
brain tumor, extreme tiredness, brain tumors: Julie: This is a fascinating question. Incapacitated can refer to many things but is usually associated with extreme tiredness, excessive fatigue, and lethargy. Buddy Rich did not become paralyzed or comatose but did suffer intense energy loss. How...

Brain Tumors: Brain Tumor Surgery Side Effects, brain tumor surgery, seizure meds
brain tumor surgery, seizure meds, adenocarinoma: It means exactly what it says. Stage 4 cancers are at present incurable. So are most lung cancers even those that are not yet stage 4 tumors. Cancers that have spread to the brain have as bad a prognosis as primary malignant brain tumors of high grade (very...