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Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

It is not possible to prevent tumors that start in the brain. Metastatic tumors can sometimes be prevented by making good lifestyle choices. For example, a person can quit smoking to lower the risk of lung cancer.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Long-term effects depend on the type of brain tumor. If left untreated, noncancerous brain tumors may grow so large that they put pressure on the brain, leading to death.

What are the risks to others?

Brain tumors are not contagious. They pose no risk to others.

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Brain Tumor: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Warson, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/01/01

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