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Avatar f tn He was diagnosed with stage four tumor and we were all very worried but now he is recovering and doctors say his health is in great form, he has had two or three brain surgeries,one of which was done by laser and we had heard good things about that particular surgery but instead it actually created a cavity inside and later the cavity was full of fluid, and doctors weren't positive about his well being and he started having slower response abilities but after another surgery he recovered amazin
Avatar f tn Well anyway I have an old friend who has a small child the child is around 7 and he was diagnosed with a brain tumor on the brain stem. They say where we live that it is inoperative that he is given 6 - 9 months to live, if that. My question is why can't they operate on the brainstem? What about laser surgery? Isn't there anything? I know that Cleveland and other places are excellent in this field.
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me whether the outlook looks good are the odds against him. they also mentioned something about possibly freezing something and laser surgery but all they want to do is save his life.
Avatar n tn Are they usually cancerous or removeable by surgery or laser? Can it cause more side effects, like fainting or whatever? She had a tumor removed from the tibia about 2 years ago, they thought it was cancer, but determined it to be pre-cancerous. Thanks, it is such a worry.
Avatar n tn Brain Tumor posted by Deb on September 04, 1998 at 21:39:01: My 47 year old sister has been having facial pain, near her teeth. They discovered, via CT scan with dye, a mylenoma tumor. Are they usually cancerous or removeable by surgery or laser? Can it cause more side effects, like fainting or whatever? She had a tumor removed from the tibia about 2 years ago, they thought it was cancer, but determined it to be pre-cancerous. Thanks, it is such a worry.
407463 tn?1201992047 The lung tumor didn't show but I was sent to a different island with more sophisticated imaging equipment. Following diagnosis, Gamma Laser knife surgery was performed. Chemotherapy was also recommended, in my situation, carboplatin and gemcitabine. In addition, I was given steroids (dexamethasone) to make the chemo more tolerable.
Avatar n tn Is it like a brain tumor or what? Please answer my question because I'm scared and don't know what to do next.
724734 tn?1230944872 I don't know! When it comes to vision, maybe laser eye surgery would be the only treatment. With the lightheadedness, I am on medications so this could be a side effect of something. Unfortunately it's hard to figure out which one! For insomnia, I've gone down to just prescription Restoril. I slept better than I thought I would, but took longer to fall asleep. Better one medicine than five. I think I could adjust to it, it will just take some time.
Avatar f tn Fifteen years ago my husband had a Mengeinoma tumor removed by Laser from between the 2 frontal lobes. At that time the Neurosurgeon told him they did not know the long-term outcome as had to heat the brain while getting all of it , which might cause short-term memory loss or a condition similar to Alzhiemers. Since that time he has continued to work 3 days a week doing electrical work in the automotive field. This is detailed work requireing concentration.
Avatar n tn Yet she would rather me avoid the surgery given my age. Other people say that surgery is extensive and is very long to recover from and has some risks. What surgery did your mom have and how quickly was she able to recover? Walking? Workout? And etc.? I will probably start PT next week, but honestly, I don't hope for nor expect any improvement.
Avatar n tn I had spinal fusion on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
Avatar n tn I am having a 8cm cyst removed from my left ovary tmrw morning.. my Dr is also removing the left ovary and fallopian tube at the same time. I am scared...not sure what to expect after surgery? This "tumor" was found only 2 weeks ago, so I'm feeling slightly panicked about things happening so quickly. I had C-125 blood tests done , and have yet to get the results? Dr is confident the cyst is benign and is a serous/ mucinous cyst.
1328161 tn?1302443643 ) I had my surgery there last year and am being followed by him now. He recommended the surgery for my trachea and now recommends XL184 for the tumor in my lung. I will probably go that route. One thing I am concerned about with XL184 is you have a 33% chance of getting a placebo. And I just found out that the E7080 clinical trial just filled up and is not taking anymore patients. E7080 was Doctor Ball's first choice for me.
Avatar n tn If getting used to the phenomenon is impossible, you might--seriously--want to consider, at least at times, the eye patch you jokingly mentioned. A friend underwent successful surgery for a benign brain tumor, which left her with the unfortunate side effect of two functional eyes that no longer saw quite the same image.
422120 tn?1203210419 (This was my second time seeing him in as many weeks) The first visit he told me the only thing that would cause an eye to - and this was his word - twitch, would be either a brain tumor or a lesion on the brain, so he ordered an MRI.
Avatar m tn You need to have surgery. I have had macular pucker surgery (in addition to other surgery starting with a retinal detachment) for a vision of 20/200 My vision has recovered to about 20/20 with some distortion. 20/200 is legally blind. Get this eye fixed. I have seen patient who have not a surgery in one eye for a correctable problem and years later they develop a problem in the one remaining eye that can not be fixed. At the time is was too late to fix the problem in the first eye. Dr.
Avatar n tn I am inquiring on behalf of a friend who has been notified that he has a fairly large tumor on the covering in the middle of the brain directly adjacent to the brain stem. It is believed to be non-malignant, and diagnosed as meningiomas. He was told that surgery, radiation, or chemo is not now an option. He was previously advised that a shunt might have to be installed to drain accumulation of water.
Avatar f tn Recently, I had a very small blood clot (retinal occlusion) and my left retina was floating on blood and I had a blank blurry spot on the Amsler grid so I needed emergency laser surgery to cauterize the burst blood vessel.
Avatar f tn Recently, I had a very small blood clot (retinal occlusion) and my left retina was floating on blood and I had a blank blurry spot on the Amsler grid so I needed emergency laser surgery to cauterize the burst blood vessel.
Avatar f tn Well anyway I have an old friend who has a small child the child is around 7 and he was diagnosed with a brain tumor on the brain stem. They say where we live that it is inoperative that he is given 6 - 9 months to live, if that. My question is why can't they operate on the brainstem? What about laser surgery? Isn't there anything?
Avatar f tn At age 53,my now 69 yr old husband had surgery for a benign brain tumor located between the the two frontal lobes of the brain requireing Laser Surgery. At that time he was told because of the heat generated in getting all of the tumor, he might at some later date, have some memory loss. He has continued to work but in the last two years has noticed problems with memory. The work he does /did is detailed and requires concentration and memory.
Avatar n tn My medical history includes surgeries for a left front brain tumor (with all the usual medication and chemo), mastectomy, liver and immune system problems, hypoglycemia, osteoporosis, tooth extractions -- without anesthesia, and shingles on the left side of my face (with no eye involvement). I've also had several head injuries and a concussion. Years ago I did some heavy lifting (sheetrock) and accidentally had some bleach thrown in one of my eyes (probably the right one).
1556305 tn?1517784829 My mother was diagnosed with brain tumors approx 18yrs ago and it is a miracle she is still alive. She had part of her tumor removed then and again in 2006. When they removed some in 2006 they discovered it had turned into cancer. Therefore, the doctors decided that Chemo and Radiation would be the best bet. While i think it worked to get rid of the cancer it brought on more problems. 3 weeks ago my mother had a very crucial stroke.
Avatar f tn I have degenerative spine disease and also bone spurs in my spine. I had laser surgery 2 yrs. ago, but it made me worse.. I am un ininsurable because 7 yrs. ago I had brain surgery for a melinoma. My symptoms then were headaches, double vision, etc. Now I have headaches in my temples and across my forehead, also pressure, and I am also nausiated 24 hrs. a day. My spinal pain between my shoulder blades is so intense, I can hardly stand it.
Avatar n tn why the heck did they leave the ovaries? lets see, so you don't have the symtoms of menopause, so leace the ovaries so they can reek all kinds of havock, like fibroids'cysts, ovaian cancer. that's what happened to me. a piece of my right ovay was left. I have recurance of ovarian cancer my abdonen is full of tumor & 4 tumors on my brain. Just a short time for me.Don't let this happen to you.
376616 tn?1247031148 You have a lesion in the brain which is a mass present near foramina magnum. It can be called as brain tumor as there is growth. A benign brain tumor is made up of benign (harmless) cells and has distinct boundaries. A tumor can be benign or malignant, but a cyst is mostly benign. Have you seen neuro-ophthalmologists? What does he have to say about you seeing floaters in peripheral vision? What surgery you have undergone for spinal disc pathologies so far? Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar f tn Do I really need laser surgery now ? I happened to read laser iridotomy can cause cataract ,among other things.
Avatar f tn I originally posted this question in the medical community support forum by mistake. About a month ago, I went for a simple eye exam at a local optometrist for the first time since 2003. I am 28 years old and have never had any eye or vision issues; I am overweight but have never been diagnosed with high blood pressure. The optometrist dilated my eyes, which I had never had done before, and after the examination she asked if I ever had headaches, which I rarely do.
Avatar f tn Very mild disc bulge, cmon there is nothing that is minor when it comes to disc, that is what causing your bladder problem, I am not a doctor, but went through 7 back surgeries and still have problems. . Go to a spine laser surgery specialists, I went to a brain and spine surgeon, I am worse then when I started. Get a lot of opinions before surgery.
Avatar f tn There just is no one test. Usually GH goes after surgery or trauma. If your tumor is pressing on something, it could be effected - or the cortisol could be doing it - high cortisol suppresses IGF-1 so having low IGF-1 with abnormal cortisol readings is pretty standard. Usually they will not treat the GH until the cortisol issues have been treated.