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Brain cancer survival rate?

Postby riagan37 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:53 pm

Someone I know has brain cancer. The tumor sits on the right side of their brain stem connected to their central nervous system. I tried to google it but I wasn't getting the answer I was looking for which is do people with this type of illness or tumor usually survive? I know some die, but what is the percentage or survival rate?
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Postby sakima » Mon May 07, 2012 4:57 pm

Brain tumor
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brain tumor
Classification and external resources

Brain metastasis in the right cerebral hemisphere from lung cancer shown on T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with intravenous contrast.
ICD-10 C71, D33.0-D33.2
ICD-9 191, 225.0
DiseasesDB 30781
MedlinePlus 007222 000768
eMedicine emerg/334
MeSH D001932
A brain tumor, or tumour, is an intracranial solid neoplasm, a tumor (defined as an abnormal growth of cells) within the brain or the central spinal canal.
Brain tumors include all tumors inside the cranium or in the central spinal canal. They are created by an abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, usually in the brain itself, but also in lymphatic tissue, in blood vessels, in the cranial nerves, in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary gland, or pineal gland. Within the brain itself, the involved cells may be neurons or glial cells (which include astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymal cells). Brain tumors may also spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors).
Any brain tumor is inherently serious and life-threatening because of its invasive and infiltrative character in the limited space of the intracranial cavity. However, brain tumors (even malignant ones) are not invariably fatal, especially lipomas which are inherently benign. Brain tumors or intracranial neoplasms can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign); however, the definitions of malignant or benign neoplasms differs from those commonly used in other types of cancerous or non-cancerous neoplasms in the body. Its threat level depends on the combination of factors like the type of tumor, its location, its size and its state of development. Because the brain is well protected by the skull, the early detection of a brain tumor only occurs when diagnostic tools are directed at the intracranial cavity. Usually detection occurs in advanced stages when the presence of the tumor has caused unexplained symptoms.
Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.

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Postby pyrs » Mon May 07, 2012 4:59 pm

I'm not kidding here! Tell him to get a juicer and buy carrots. Make carrot juice and make him drink as much as possible. My uncle did this when the Doc said he had a year left. After ten years he's still living!!
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Postby treowbrycg » Mon May 07, 2012 5:11 pm

What sort of cancer is it? All the different cancers have different outlooks.

That tumor is on the skull base. Make sure that the person sees a skull base expert surgeon as tumors there can be very difficult to handle.
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