Brain Cancer (Neurological Cancers)
- Q What are the tumors present in pseudomyxoma peritonei like?
The tumors present in pseudomyxoma peritonei are mucinous. They usually have very few tumor cells. The mucous is gelatinous and orange and grows large, sometimes up to 20 or 30 pounds. Someone with a mucinous tumor of this nature might experience a... Full Answer
- Q What is carcinomatous meningitis?
Carcinomatous meningitis is a serious problem that may occur in cancer in which cancer cells spread from the original (primary) tumor to the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). It can happen in many types of... Full Answer
- Q Do cell phones cause brain cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMore and more experts are saying that cell phones may pose a very serious health risk by increasing your chance of developing a brain tumor. That means that over 270 million Americans may be playing Russian roulette with their cell phones every... Full Answer
- Q How can surgery treat brain cancer?
Brain cancer creates malignant tumors that can kill healthy brain tissue, press on the brain, and cause a host of life-threatening problems. If possible, your doctor will usually do surgery to remove the whole tumor, or as much as can be safely removed... Full Answer
- Q What treatments are available for ependymal tumors?
Often, surgery alone is sufficient treatment for ependymoma, but specific treatment is based on each individual case. If the tumor cannot be completely removed with surgery, radiation therapy might follow the surgery. If the tumor comes back, additional... Full Answer