Patient Comments: Brain Tumor - Types

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Comment from: Linda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

Hello, I had a problem with my hearing when I went to the hospital for them to check it out the DR said that I had less hearing on the left than on the right so he sent me for a MRI scan A week later I was back in the clinic, this time I was told I had a Brain Tumor. Total shock my tumor is benign thank goodness, I was given 3 options (1) to wait and see if it grows, (2/3) radio treatment and surgery, and I've chose to wait , if I have any problems then we go to the next stage.

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Comment from: shiva, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

Hi, on October 1, 2010 I had a massive seizure during the night. My husband called 911. First MRI done and Dr. said appears to be a tumor. 2nd MRI confirmed glioma. Had surgery at a great hospital. Surgeon removed all of the tumor, Grade 2 astrocytoma. He said I should be tumor free-he doesn't think it will ever reoccur. I am very hopeful, still on Keppra at least for 1 year. No side effects from surgery. I am very fortunate.

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Comment from: jeanie, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 12

My son had a Astrocytoma tumor in the left frontal lobe at age 33. The surgery left him partially paralyzed. His only symptom was an occasional seizure. He has been taking chemo because a couple of "spots" showed up on scans. My worry now is that he is extremely fatigued and his speech is bad. He can't think of simple words and has trouble saying other words. He has had an MRI and Spect brain scan to see if anything is going on.

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Comment from: Missy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

My brain tumor is an abnormal mass in temporal area.

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Comment from: brenda58, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

No symptoms. Diagnosis: Acoustic Neuroma over size of goal ball pressing on brain stem. Removed on May 10, 2010. Removal caused me to be 100% deaf in right ear. In Dec. 09,2010 "BAHA" implantation to aid in hearing on the right side as well as balance issues.

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Comment from: sgeor, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 22

My sister aged 38 had a convulsion December, 2010. CT scan and MRI revealed a low grade glioma; our Doctor suggested another MRI after 3 months or operation on SOS. She was fine these 3 months except for some occasional headaches; The 2nd MRI after 3 months revealed a rapidly growing lesion and suggested a high grade glioma. Doctor suggested an emergency surgery. She's being operated on now.

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Comment from: kristi, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 24

I have a stage 2 brain tumor the size of a tennis ball on the side of my head.

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Comment from: Lisa, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

Three years ago I suddenly had trouble walking. Within 3 weeks I was falling and couldn't control my right leg. I had an MRI and discovered a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit. It was removed and after rehab I was able to walk again. A year later, after a checkup another tumor appeared and was operated on. This time because of location the surgeon couldn't take it all out and I also had gamma knife radiation on the other part. After, I felt fine but in another checkup this year, another tumor appeared and was surgically removed. I am planning on having gamma knife to burn some tiny tumors. I feel good and have no obvious symptoms.

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Comment from: Please Help, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 27

My cousin Eddie has a brain tumor in his brain stem and so far he has had the symptoms of sleeping more and more, and eating and drinking less and less. He was diagnosed with it before November and the doctors said he would be lucky if he made it to his 21st birthday, which was in January. He's still fighting...

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