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Diagnosed with a brain tumour. Had numb body, food struck in mouth. Had surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Any advice?

My 68 year old relative was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. All I know is it is primary, and I don t like to ask anything else about it. His symptoms before diagnosed were numbness along his left side, do he got food stuck in his left side of mouth. He also was less hungry. He had surgery which removed more than half the tumour and then had chemo and radiotherapy . Would you be able to tell anything (maybe a guess of the type) with this information? Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 27 May 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

The most likely type of the tumour in this case is glioma, which is the commonest primary tumour in the brain.

The tumour is likely to be malignant (cancerous), as the neurosurgeons have not removed the entire tumour and the patient is getting radiotherapy and chemotherapy (these two treatments are often given for gliomas).

The long-term prognosis is generally not good, however it depends on the grade and staging of brain tumour.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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