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Brain Tumor

Brain is one of the largest and complex organs in the human body and weighs about 1.3 Kgs. Neurons and glial cells are the basic units that make up the brain. There are about 40 billion nerve cells, known as neurons, in the brain. Brain controls our body, receives, analyzes and stores...Read More

Posted on : Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:00 AM
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Does low potassium affect recovery, after brain surgery to remove a tumor
Replied on Sunday, January 17, 2010 12:00 AM

nicolle.xo
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I was 13 years old when i was diagnosed with a Brain tumour. No family history, and no illness like this in the family. We were all shocked. I was put into Sick kids hospital for young children where i would undergo 7 hours of surgery. 7 hours later i was out and i didnt feel different at all. The next day the doctors had good news, my tumour was benign that i was going to be okay. I was one lucky kid to have survived surgery and one lucky kid to be still living today. It is unfortunate for those young children out there suffering from cancerous brain tumours. I wasnt even fully recovered when my younger brother was diagnosed with stage 4 hodgkins lymphoma. He had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation, during it all watching him go through it but i knew as his big sis i needed to be strong for him. He is now a strong and healthy 16 year old boy who faught it. Life is a climb, but the view is great. Just remember you hit rough patches in your life, but never to give up.
Replied on Monday, March 29, 2010 12:00 AM
my mother diagnosed with meningioma-left posteroior para falcine-oxepetus-4x3.8cm-having headache and slight temporal blurring of vision- does we have any other way to treat without surgery. if yes who is the best in india
Replied on Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:00 AM

Guest
Hi,
Sorry to read about your mom i know its really tough to deal with such pain. You should visit AIIMS in delhi , Its the best hospital in india. I think your mom can get the best medical care there.
Love n prayers
Alisha
Replied on Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 AM
Hello to everyone,
My frnd has a brain tumor in 3rd stage,she is now 23 years old.
she has come 2 times headche in a day. Docs are said, they try to some injections & go for surgery then.....
Plzz tell the what is the exact solution...
is she recover from that brain tumor?
I want to more suggetion for that...Plzz reply to my id too....
Replied on Monday, April 12, 2010 12:00 AM

Guest
Hey om ,
u can take your friend to AIIMS for her treatment, they have the best doctors in india. My mom is getting her treatment from there.But do it asap , it can be dangerous.
Hugs n prayers
Alisha
Replied on Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 AM
Hello
I am 25 years old . I was diagnosed of brain tumor . I had to undergo a surgery. I was detected of Pilocytic Astrocytoma grade-1 .I never had symptoms until 2 months before operation.My left arm was numb , i used to drag my left leg while walking and the left side of my face had a slight palci(partial paralysis). The doctors have told me i would not need radio/chemo therapy. I am yet to get a CT done after my operation to check if any residue is left.Now i'm perfectly alright.My only worry is recurrence and life span. I was planning to get married next year but was detected last month of this tumor . It was in the primary stage. I think the most important thing here is one must have a strong will power which has worked for me throughout my surgery and the support of loved ones. My boyfriend has been my strength through this and stuck by me. I'm really grateful to him . And my parents and friends have been very supportive. One must not think of it as end of the world but fight it out and come out strong.I hope i can help those who are experiencing this and help them come out of this emotional trauma.
Replied on Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Guest
When my daughter was 18 mos. old she was diagnosed with a Grade 1 Juvenille Pilocytic Astrocytoma on her brain stem. They removed a 5 cm. mass but were unable to get all of it due to the location of the tumor, but was told the majority of the tumor was resected. My daughter is now a thriving 6 year old, goes to school and most people are shocked when they find out she once had a brain tumor! She just had her 5 year tumr free birthday in January and her neurosurgeon has decreased her check ups to once a year. Im sure you will be fine too!
Replied on Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 AM
thank you so much melissa for your support. Your daughter is a very brave girl.I'm sure she will have a long and healthy life. God bless her. keeep in touch.
Replied on Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 AM

Guest
my daughter was diagonsed with a brain stem tumor 2 yrs
ago she is generally ok but has weak right side and has balance issues and has suffered from sieziers in the past.
her surgeron is planning a biopsy in august do you have any info you can give me on this type of tumor
Replied on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:00 AM
 




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