Benign Brain Tumor

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What is a benign brain tumor? There are two kinds of brain tumors: benign and malignant. A benign brain tumor is non-cancerous and characterized by inactivity after a certain growth period and the inability to affect adjoining healthy tissues of the brain. Most benign brain tumors are found by CT or MRI brain scans. The exact causes of benign brain tumors are not known, but investigators have suggested that family history, radiation exposure, or exposure to chemicals may be risk factors. The best part about benign brain tumors is that they can be removed with surgery and do not recur under normal circumstances. However, the life-threatening nature of a benign brain tumour cannot be denied, because its presence and growth applies pressure on brain tissues and delicate structures within the skull. If not treated quickly, the term “benign” can prove to be inappropriate.   What are the symptoms of benign brain tumors? Indicators of benign brain tumors may not be explicit and may surface at a later stage.  The symptoms may include:
  • Difficulty in seeing, hearing and smelling correctly.
  • Loss of sense of balance
  • Deterioration in mental capacity, such as difficulty to concentrate, remember and/or speak
  • Extreme numbness of body parts
  • Twitching of muscles
  • Sudden convulsion or fits
  • Frequent nausea and/or vomiting for no apparent reason
  • Partial or complete paralysis of the face
  • Recurrent headaches
  What are the common types of benign brain tumors?
  • Meningioma
  • Acoustic Schwannoma
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  What are the treatments of benign brain tumors? Treatment protocols are based on the patient's age, the location and size of the tumor, and the patient's overall condition. Brain surgery with surgical removal of tumor and/or radiation therapy (for example, conventional radiation, gamma knife, proton beam) are the main treatments. Often other drugs such as corticosteroids that reduce swelling and help the brain heal are part of the treatment plan. Rarely are benign tumors untreatable.     Keywords: benign brain tumor, benign brain tumors
Took chemo for double mastectomy had scans MRI found benign spot on brain what to do I don't know
If the MRI suggests it's benign and you have no clinical symptoms, then careful observation may be sufficient.
More information please.
Here is some knowledge that you should know if you suspect that you might have brain cancer. If you are concerned about your current condition and wanna figure out what type the possible brain cancer is, you need to get diagnosed first. Tests and procedures may include:

1.A neurological exam.
2.A number of specialized MRI scan components (e.g. functional MRI, perfusion MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy).
3.Other imaging tests recommended (computerized tomography, positron emission tomography).
4.Tests to find cancer in other parts of your body.
5.A stereotactic needle biopsy.
I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with a 5" benign meningioma,shaped like a stingray that was cutting the blood supply to my brain which was the cause of my balance issues, facial numbness, and ice pick headaches. Had it removed 2 wks ago and still have the symptoms til the swelling in my brain goes down more. Just turned 52 and had I explicable health issues show up.
If you just have pain, just treat it, but if the other issues get worse, look into having it removed.
Nicki help me I've had every thing I can have for my begin mention a and the Neuro Dr.s won't do any more but the pain and the head ache are getting worse and I just cat think or take the pain any Moe constant pain if resting..running..sresting..running..shitting...pain...can't think damn fix me
Why do you stick to just one neurosurgeon? If this doctor won't operate on you, why do not you go to see another doc who would operate on you? Although the tumor is benign, it is in the head, and if left untreated, it may grow in size and cause brain dysfunction.
You should get another opinion. If the symptom of pain is very serious, you should get it removed ASAP. For one more thing, you should make sure your headache is from the tumor. You don't have migraine, right?