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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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My fiance had surgery last Nov. to remove a tumor from the left side of his brain. Surgery went well, but has left him with no movement on the entire right side of his body. He needs complete assistance with getting in and out of bed, showering and any and all daily functions. He also has alot of speech difficulty.
So much of what i've heard and read, it seems so many are able to back to normal life very quickly. It's been almost a yr with no improvement!
Replied on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:07 PM

My Fiance had a brain tumor removed 10 years ago and he still suffers to this day. The medication, stress, headaches, fatigue have consumed him ... after 2 years of finding help we still have not found it. He behaves like someone with bipolar disorder so I feel your frustration... and I also find it frustrating that everyone is so positive on here when our lives suck.
Replied on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:27 PM

My husband 35 year servior several brain tumors. I understand your frustation. We very greatful he still here with us. He suffers on a daily base we are finding hard to fine help he needs. He disable has medicare cancer centers of America won't take his insurance. I feel like they just let him suffer till he passaway. There no Brain tumor Doctors in are area they want send him San Fransica that such Financial burden for us. Drive is very painful. He having very sharp pains in his neck back of head done MRI saw cells dying not giving us any idea what can do to help him. Frustrating wife.
Replied on Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:21 PM

Hi, My name is Becky and my daughter is Sarah she is 14 years old. Saturday, October 9th 2010 she was having a horrible headache. Her family doctor had actually been treating her for Migraines and the medication was just not helping. When I took her in to the E.R. the doctor asked me if she had any images done and I told her no. She ordered a CT Scan and came back to us to tell us Sarah had a mass in her Cerebellum it was about 3 cm in size. Of course I was in shock and then she told me a Neurologist would be in to see me to explain what needed to be done. Shortly after when all family was with us, Sarah had been taken down for an MRI to confirm what the CT Scan was showing and the doctor came in to confirm in fact it was a Tumor approx. 3 cm in size, he told us she would be admitted and surgery as soon as possible. Sarah was in surgery Monday October 11th 2010 to remove the Tumor. She had been in surgery a few hours and when the surgeon came out he told us he was able to get it all but did find another part that he was unable to get to and would address that later. She came out with a tube draining the fluid off her brain. The Mass was large enough to cause swelling and fluid build up which is what was causing the pain. She had the tube until Friday October 15th 2010 to install a shunt. She ended up not needing one they did a Third Ventricular Bypass which just re-routed the fluid to drain out of her brain. Now, since her surgery she is home and has double vision in both eyes but weak muscles on her left side arm and leg. Now she has a rash that started out like hives but has now taken over her top part of her body, her cheeks and she is having some headache over her left eye. She has a doctor's appointment tomorrow to see what's going on. We haven't gotten her pathology report back but her doctor is looking at Polocytic Astroytoma. I know this is a long story but has anyone got any information on this or her systems? If so please share. Thank you! Becky from Indiana
Replied on Monday, October 25, 2010 2:18 PM

hi becky i hope your kid is better now. wish you all the luck will keep sarah in our prayers
Replied on Sunday, November 28, 2010 7:07 AM
The brain cancer symptoms tend to be the same as other illnesses. Many times, the symptoms don't immediately raise flags that alert a physician to diagnose a brain tumor. The most primary brain tumors are considered rare, although the rate of incidents is increasing. Due to the fact many of the symptoms are generalized and mirror other illnesses. The physicians or the health experts often don't evaluate patients right off the bat for brain tumors. Physicians generally rule out other, less serious conditions initially. The brain cancer symptoms depend on their size and location in the brain. http://www.biblehealth.com/
Replied on Monday, January 17, 2011 12:30 AM

Hello to everyone, My friend has a brain tumor in 3rd stage,she is now 16 years old. she can't take breath properly when she get tension. Docs are said, they try to some injections and go for surgery then..... Plzz tell the what is the exact solution... is she recover from that brain tumor? I want to more suggestion for that...Plzz reply to my id too.... my id is pragneshvekariya@yahoo.com
Replied on Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:53 AM
hey even my dad also had Brain Tumor in 3rd stage. And he was operated in the year dec 1999 and he is still now fit an fine. He had taken Chemotherapy and radiotherapy. he struggled to recover for couple of years but now he is fine. Recently we had an MIR scan which was also normal. Doc say there is a cure for 1st and 2nd stage of tumor. But there is also high chances for the 3rd stage of tumor to be cured. Not to worry ur friend wil be fine.
Replied on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 9:44 AM

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