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How long can you live with a brain tumour before it becomes cancerous ?

How long can you live with a brain tumor before it becomes cancerous Hi I have a sister with a brain tumor on her motor skills, and her doctor said its a grade 3, and they said its inoperativeable, I would like to know how long can she live with it, and is there something else they can do except chemo and radiation because she already received 6 months of radiation and is currently getting 2 different types of chemo therapy. also how long before it will become cancerous?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jun 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
Expectancy of life in brain tumour depends upon site of tumour.
If it involves vital centres then life span is short as compared to other silent area of brain.
Radiation and chemotherapy are the treatment in brain tumour if it is unoperable.
Since beginning your sister is having cancerous lesion.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 21 Oct 2011
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Psychiatrist Dr. Manjula Rau's  Response
dear mnatali
brain tumors and lifeexpectany depends on many factors
type of tumor
stage of the tumour
site of the tumor
the response of the tumor to treatment depending on it is the life expectancy
consult a neuro surgeon who with ahelp of m r i will be able to diagnose the type site and nature of tumor
he wiill be ableto taell you the prognosis
take care all the best dr manjula rau
Answered: Sun, 23 Oct 2011
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