Tumor On The Uterus

Causes and Symptoms of Brain Tumor

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Brain Tumor
What is this condition?
A malignant brain tumor is a cancer of the brain. It’s relatively common – slightly more so in men than in women – and may occur at any age. In adults, it most often strikes between ages 40 and 60. In children, the incidence of malignant brain tumors is generally highest before age 1 and then again between ages 2 and 12.
Malignant brain tumors are classified by the type of cancer cell. In adults, the most common tumors are gliomas and meningiomas. Usually, these tumors are located above the covering of the cerebellum – the area in the back of the brain that coordinates voluntary muscle movements.
What causes it?
The cause of a malignant brain tumor is unknown.
What are its symptoms?
A malignant brain tumor causes changes in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) by invading and destroying tissues and causing compression of the brain, cranial nerves, and cerebral blood vessels; brain swelling; and increased intracranial pressure (pressure within the skull). Increased intracranial pressure causes many of this cancer’s symptoms, although they vary with the tumor type, its location, and the degree of invasion.
Because symptoms usually develop gradually, brain tumors are commonly misdiagnosed.
How is it diagnosed?
In many cases, a brain tumor is diagnosed by performing a tissue biopsy (removing and analyzing a small portion of brain tissue) during stereotactic surgery. In this procedure, a head ring is affixed to the person’s skull, and a device that removes tissue is guided to the tumor by a computed tomography scan (commonly called a CAT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (commonly known as MRI).
The doctor will also take the persons history and assess his or her neurologic status; the doctor also may order skull X-rays, a brain scan, a CAT scan, MRI, and cerebral angiography (a study of the blood vessels in the brain). A spinal tap shows increased pressure and protein levels, decreased sugar levels and, occasionally, tumor cells in cerebrospinal fluid.
How is it treated?
Treatment seeks to reduce the size of inoperable tumors, reduce brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure, prevent further neurologic damage, and relieve other symptoms. The treatment method depends on the type of tumor, its sensitivity to radiation, and its location.
If the tumor’s location permits, surgery is performed to remove the tumor. If the tumor is inoperable, treatment may include some combination of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and drug therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    fibrocystic tumor on uterus, has anyone had this and can it stop you from getting pregnant?
    My husband and I have two children together, but over the years I have a fibrocystic tumor on my uterus about the size of a silver dollar now. Has anyone ever had this, and what was your experience with it. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant again for 8 months, and nothing is working. I know it’s not him. I have used an ovulating test to see around when would be the best time, but so far nothing. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin had a fibroid tumor the size of a grape fruit on her uterus she found this out with her second pregnancy the doctor wanted her to have a hysterectomy after the baby was born but she told him no that she wanted one more baby, two years latter she had another baby and both were healthy babies.If the ovulation test isn’t giving you an answer then your probably not ovulating you should see a doctor maybe they can put you on clomid or a different fertility drug to help you ovulate.Best of luck to you!

  2. QUESTION:
    if i already had a miscarriage from having a tumor on my uterus could i have another baby?
    i went to the doctor and they said that i had a miscarriage because i had a tumor on my uterus so im wondering could i have another baby…what would happen if i did? im also 40..any suggestions?
    if i didnt get the tumor removed i would keep having miscarrieges,and if i didnt get it removed i wouldnt?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure can. Try adoption or the black market in China to become a parent.

  3. QUESTION:
    If you have fibroid tumor on uterus….?
    Is it harder to get pregnant? or even impossible?
    I’m wondering because I had my baby Thrusday but he wasn’t come out at all vaginal so I had to have a c-section. The doctor said it was the size of a soft ball.
    When I saw him later, he kinda talked like I was lucky to get pregnant. I’m not sure but that’s the feeling I got.
    I do plan on asking him clearly when I see him again.
    But could it be possible that I was lucky to get pregnant? It only took us 2 months of trying.
    Thanks
    Oh and he wasn’t coming out i mean the tumor was preventing him from coming out

    • ANSWER:
      Only 2 months of trying is lucky for someone who DOESN’T have the tumors, but yes you were lucky. Depending on size, placement, and amount of tumors (you can have more than one) it can impair your fertility or even stop you from getting pregnant. They can be surgically removed bettering your chances of pregnancy but they will grow back. So far the only permanent cures cause you to be sterile.

  4. QUESTION:
    does anybody know what can I do? I have cysts on my ovaries and a tumor on my uterus?
    But the doctor still saying is nothing bad and no surgery is needed when I have suffered with this for more than six years, and the hormone treatments dont work, sometimes I have to stay in bed because I have pains similar to the ones of delivering a baby.

    • ANSWER:
      I had HUGE tumors in my uterus for years and postponed a hysterectomy because I didn’t want to have surgery. (I really didn’t think they were THAT bothersome) Eventually I gave in and had a hysterectomy. It was absolutely the best choice. No more constant peeing, constipation, heavy bleeding, cramping, etc. And the sex is still good!
      Four weeks down for a free life!

  5. QUESTION:
    I have a fibroid tumor in my uterus..I have spotting red and brown is this from the fibroid or?
    I was recommended to have a hysterectomy a yr ago I was also told after the ob put me on provera then naproxen after I nearly bled to death from him and fired him to seek emergency medical care immediately…… was a single mom in the middle of a divorce and missed so much work from the ob and court that I nearly lost my job… I couldnt get back to another ob its been a yr… Now I have this intermittent bleeding of red then brown…. I was also told I my uterus bladder and rectum are sitting on my pelvic floor… I just want to know what the chances of cancer after a yr with a fibroid would b… He had also made the comment of lever 3 b4 cancer… now I am worried I do have another appt with a OB outside my network….

    • ANSWER:
      When it is polypoid or sub mucous fibroid intermenstural bleeding occurs.If the polypus is large the bleeding is profuse and almost continuous. If it is infected the discharge may be with pus and with offensive smell. Red is fresh bleeding and the brown is late bleeding. Since you have already being diagnosed as having fibroid you need not worry, other wise we have to think of possibility of co-incident uterine cancer. Better to have a checkup again.



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