What is the most survivable brain tumor?

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What is the most survivable brain tumor?

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answered Apr 21 by Mandymorgan (9,060 points)
The most survivable brain tumor is Oligodendroglioma which has a 90 percent 5 year survival rate.

If a brain tumor cannot be removed then treatment can sometimes shrink the brain tumor and slow it's growth or at least control your symptoms for some time.

However if the brain tumor cannot be removed then nothing else can be done and you'll eventually die although radiotherapy and chemotherapy can sometimes help.

The most common brain tumor in adults is meningioma which accounts for more than 30 percent of all brain tumors.

Meningioma brain tumors originate in your meninges which is the outer 3 layers of tissue which cover and protect your brain just under your skull.

Women are also more often diagnosed with meningioma than men.

Brain Tumors are inoperable when the brain tumors do not have clear borders and are hard to distinguish from healthy tissues or when the brain tumor is too close to areas of a persons brain which control language, body movements, vision and other important margins and surgery would result in a significant loss of function.

With an incurable brain tumor you can live for 1 to 2 years or even as long as 5 years to 10 years depending on how far progressed the incurable brain tumor is at diagnoses.

Brain cancer can come on as fast as a few months or even take years to develop depending on the type of brain cancer.

The more aggressive the brain tumor is the faster it grows but glioblastoma brain cancer is the most aggressive brain cancer and the fastest growing brain cancer as well.

The least serious brain tumor is neurofibroma which is benign and usually painless which can grow on nerves anywhere in your body.

Multiple neurofibromas are a symptom of a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1.

Most brain cancers are terminal and end in death for the person with brain cancer although a few people have beat brain cancer but most people do eventually die from brain cancer even with treatment but treatment can help to improve the brain cancer patients quality of life and extend their life some.

To test for and confirm a brain tumor tests such as imaging of the brain or spine, biopsy, neurological exam and a physical exam are needed.

The first symptom of a brain tumor is usually headaches which can appear as regular migraine headaches or even tension headaches.

The headaches with a brain tumor occur when the brain tumor presses on healthy cells around it and also a brain tumor can lead to swelling in the brain which increases the pressure in your head and cause a headache.

The 4 stages of brain cancer are stage 1 and stage 2 brain cancer which is when the brain tumor tends to grow slowly and is considered benign and grade 3 and 4 brain cancer tumors are malignant and grow more quickly and are more difficult to treat.

Brain cancer can cause painful headaches which get worse when you cough or strain.

Some headaches with brain cancer feel like a normal migraine and others feel like a tension headache and brain tumors that occur in the back of the head can cause a headache along with neck pain.

The most treatable brain cancer is meningioma, oligodendroglioma and ependymoma brain cancers.

The type of brain tumor that causes death is malignant cancerous brain tumors and high grade glioma brain cancer as well as glioblastoma.

The signs of brain cancer getting worse are involuntary movements, vision loss, loss of appetite, hallucinations, confusion that is prolonged and gets worse, agitation and delirium, frequent headaches and Agonal breathing which is gasping for breaths which occur when you are struggling to breathe.

Terminal brain cancer is very bad and very serious as it means even with treatment the person with terminal brain cancer is gonna die from it and usually within 2 years or less.

Stage 4 terminal brain cancer is brain cancer that is the most serious and most aggressive and means that is has spread too far that is not able to be cured.

With stage 4 terminal brain cancer the tumor spreads and grows faster.

With Stage 4 brain cancer you can live for 1 to 2 years or sometimes less depending on the brain cancer.

Brain cancer is one of the worst cancers and is also one of the hardest cancers to cure which is the 10th leading cause of death for women and men.

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain cancer and neurofibroma is the least aggressive brain cancer.

The fastest spreading brain cancer is glioblastoma which is also known as grade IV astrocytoma which is the fastest growing and most aggressive brain cancer.

Glioblastoma brain cancer invades the nearby tissue although it does not generally spread to distant organs.

Some brain cancers are curable if they can be completely removed by most brain cancers are not curable.

The outcome of malignant brain cancer tumors depend on how slowly or how quickly the brain cancer tumor develops and how well it responds to treatment.

Brain cancer is almost always 100% fatal as it's very hard to cure.

However there have been a few people that have beat brain cancer and survived but most people with brain cancer die within 5 years to 10 years in most cases.

The longest anyone has survived glioblastoma brain cancer was more than 20 years.

The deadliest type of brain cancer is Glioblastoma which is also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Glioblastoma is the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer and has a very poor prognosis in survival.

The symptoms of Glioblastoma brain cancer include speech difficulty, memory loss, weakness on one side of the body, changes in your personality, drowsiness, vomiting and nausea, seizures and headaches.

Your life expectancy with brain cancer is between 5 years to 10 years depending on how far progressed the brain cancer is at diagnoses.

In some cases people may die within 1 to 2 years with brain cancer and others with brain cancer survive 5 to 10 years.

Brain cancer is a terminal cancer because even with treatment it is very hard to cure.

Some people have survived brain cancer with treatment but it's rare and can even come back even after having surgery.

The brain tumor that has the worst prognosis is Glioblastoma multiforme which is the most aggressive and most common primary intracranial tumor.

Even with modern therapies and treatments it is still fatal with very poor prognosis with a median survival of 14 months.

The signs that cancer has spread to the brain are.

Headache, sometimes with vomiting or nausea.
Mental changes, such as increasing memory problems.
Weakness or numbness on one side of the body.
Balance and coordination issues.
Headaches that are sometimes accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
Cognitive impairment, including confusion, memory loss and personality changes.

Once cancer spreads to the brain you usually have up to 6 months to live without treatment.

With treatment you may live a few years or even longer once cancer spreads to the brain.

Once cancer spreads to the brain the cancer puts pressure on the brain and the cancer changes the function of the surrounding brain tissue which then causes symptoms such as headache, personality changes, memory loss and seizures.

The symptoms of end stage brain cancer include.

    Frequent headaches.
    Agitation and delirium.
    Agonal breathing (gasping breaths that occur when a person is struggling to breathe)
    Prolonged confusion.
    Loss of appetite.
    Vision loss.
    Involuntary movements.

The final stages of metastatic brain cancer are drowsiness, headaches, cognitive and personality changes, poor communication, seizures, delirium (confusion and difficulty thinking), focal neurological symptoms, and dysphagia.

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