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Are the brain diseases hereditary and headaches an indication of the same ?

Hello Doctor, I am 30 year old female. 2 Years ago My father died of brain tumor at the age of 56, he was having glioblastoma multiforme grade 4. Now I am worried about one thing that whether this disease is hereditary? If my father had this does this mean can I have this in future? I often have headaches (once in week) on back side of my head and sometimes I feel and doubt if I have brain tumor? Sometimes if I roam in sun or if I am sleeping in bed and sun rays touch my head from window then for the whole day I suffer from headache and only feel relief after I vomit once. Mine and my fahter blood group is same and my father was suffering from diabetes and I at age 30 is already diagnosed with insulin resistance , that means of all siblings I am at major risk to receive all hereditary disease which my father, uncles and grandfather was having. There are 2 other brain case in my paternal family, like my cousin had brain fever due to inflammation in brain and another cousin has water filling in brain(don t know what to call it in medical language), so I doubt if I will have brain tumor in future, what do I do to prevent it? What do I do about my headaches?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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your headache seems to be of migraine origin.
so take treatment of migraine & you will be better.
for prevention of tumour is concened, you can't prevent formation of tumour if it is going to happen in future,but you can be more vigilant for the symptoms of tumour.
suppose in future you feel any symptom of it, you go can for investigation & if it is there you can take early treatment & get it cured.
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