Brain Tumours

A mass or growth that originates from abnormal brain cells is called a brain tumor. Various types of brain tumors have been identified, amongst which some are benign (noncancerous), and some are malignant (cancerous). Some of the common symptoms of brain tumors are frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, seizures, changes in behavior, and hearing problems.

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I had oligodendroglioma cancer grade 3 for which I was operated on twice. Is my health improving?

Query: Hello doctor, I had oligodendroglioma cancer grade 3 for which I was operated on twice. I did some changes in my diet after consulting you. I am attaching my recent test reports. Kindly suggest if my health is improving. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take two tablets of Thyroxine 50 micrograms before breakfas...  Read Full »

Please explain this histopathology report of diffuse astrocytoma.

Query: Hello doctor, I need a proper understanding of this histopathology report - Sections studied show a tumor composed of diffusely proliferating glial cells which show round to oval nuclei in a loose fibrillary background. In focal areas, the cells show moderate nuclear pleomorphism with an increase in...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly reviewed your query and can well understand your concerns. There is a brain tumor named diffuse astrocytoma that is consistent with the features described in your question. If we take a chunk of the tumor out and examine it under special microscope...  Read Full »

My mom's health got worse after anaplastic astrocytoma treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, my mom was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma in the right parieto-occipital region. She underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy with Temozolomide, which shrunk the lesion. Over the years her mobility has declined significantly. She can only walk a few steps with sup...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your mom's case. The most likely reason for her loss of consciousness would be a microscopic spread of the tumor to the areas of the brain which control consciousness.The spread cannot be detected on an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The only way to diagno...  Read Full »

Can a minor head injury due to fall from a height result in brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My now 18-year-old son fell from a height 14 years ago. He got a minor injury. I consulted a neurologist for a CT scan just for my satisfaction. But, the doctor said no he is absolutely fine. I am still worried whether in future he will suffer from a brain tumor because of this injury....  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to inform you that head injury is not a major risk factor for a brain tumor. Most of the brain tumors occur because there are genetic predispositions and mutations ingermline cellsand no such event occurs due to head injury. Secondly, since...  Read Full »

Is brain tumor non cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, Based on a review of the attached file or report, kindly clarify the following queries: 1. Is it non-cancerous? 2. How severe is it, and will it require multiple surgeries? 3. Is it completely curable with medicines, as my doses are reducing? 4. Are there possibilities of reformation o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The answers to your questions are as follows: 1. Central neurocytoma is not a cancerous tumor. However, depending on the grade of the tumor, it can have a recurrence. 2. The goal of surgery ...  Read Full »

My aunt is suffering from a brain tumor. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt has had a brain tumor for the past six years. She got operated on for it four years back and for a second time a year back. Even after operating, the doctor says it is recurring. The tumor has metastasized, and no further treatment can help her. She is unable to move on her own an...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. However, the treatment will depend on the primary tumor for metastatic lesions. Can you please provide the following details so I can understand and help you better? 1) What is the source of the tumor? 2) Was a bio...  Read Full »

How to deal with teeth grinding that developed due to brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My nephew is 2 years and 5 months old and he had a brain surgery two months ago to extract a brain tumor. It was an anaplastic ependymoma on his fourth ventricle. After brain surgery, his awareness was low and he was on a ventilator for 50 days. He is doing well know, but ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your nephew. Due to the tumor for which he was operated, the cerebellum (small brain) was affected. Due to that, he has developed bruxism which is a rare complication. Unfortunately, there is no effective established recommended treatmen...  Read Full »

How to know if my seizure occurred due to a tumor or trauma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an epilepsy patient. I got seizure before three weeks. There was a brain trauma nine months back. The CT and MRI showed only tumor and no other problem. Last week, the EEG report showed normal. How to find whether the seizure is caused by the tumor or by the trauma or both?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The establishment of the cause depends on the clinical history and location of the tumor as well as trauma. The nature of seizure varies from different areas of the brain. After identification of the affected area, ...  Read Full »

Does my mum require surgery for her benign brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom was admitted to the hospital due to an extreme headache, clicking sound in the head and high blood pressure. CAT scan revealed that she had a benign brain tumor and no surgery will probably be needed. After making an MRI, another neurosurgeon said she would have to remove it as it...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lesion in the MRI brain of your mom is a small one on the left side. It is very adjacent to dura mater and showing contrast enhancement. This size of the lesion is very less likely to produce a headache by pressure effect. But, it is very important to find the exac...  Read Full »

Please explain my father's health issue with the help of the attached reports.

Query: Hi doctor, There is a health issue for my father. We did an MRI brain scan of his head. He is on Oxetol 300 mg from yesterday.   Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the papers shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your father's CT is showing some mass or tumor in the brain and because of which he is having one-sided seizures. I would like to look at MRI images to suggest possible treatment in detail. Loo...  Read Full »

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