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Having brain tumour. Slowly losing sensation in left side. Advised electrolysis. Prognosis?

hi my auntie has just found out she has a brain tumour ,she has been told the left side of her brain is slowly dying and she is also losing the feeling on the left side of her body.she has been offered what i think is called electrolisis to try and kick start that side of the brain back up,wanted to know how long she will have left to live? the docter she is with has told her six months and im finding it hard coming to terms with this
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I must admit you have provided limited information.

However, your aunt seems to have a malignant (cancer) tumor of brain.

The treatment is mainly with radiation therapy and chemotherapy (medications).

As her doctor has suggested, long term survival is not common with cancers of brain. However, I would advise you to discuss these issues with her treating doctor.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
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Neurologist Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash's  Response
Thank you very much for posting this question in HCM
Let me tell you that any symptom in medicine can be due to various causes and the primary objective of the rerating doctor is to establish the cause and deal accordingly.
Note that there are various types of brain tumor and it can be diagnosed by MRI scan of brain. The long term outcome of a patient with brain tumor depends upon the type and stage of the tumor. The symptoms of brain tumor largely depend upon its location. It may cause the symptoms that you have told. It may cause weakness of hands or legs or epilepsy. In the absence of the exact description of tumor, MRI or any histopathology data it will be difficult to predict the longevity of patients with brain tumor.
I will advise you to get re-examined by a local neurosurgeon, and get all her medical records examined too. This will give you an idea of her prognosis. Further I will also advise you to take a medical oncology opinion if any definite treatment can be offered.
Hope this will help you
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