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Suffering from lesions in the brain. On steroids, gaining weight, increased appetite. Healing time required?

friend was given steriods for leisons on the brain are they for brain cancer? How long can you be on steriods? and would this be just something to mak e her more comfortable. She is now eating better, looks better and has gain some weight. things came up very fast, about 5 weeks. She says her leisons are gone, possible??
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Let me explain you that lesions in MRI brain or in brain could be so many things like infection, demyelination, tumor and cancer and so on. The duration of steroid treatment depends upon the exact diagnosis. Generally speaking, the shorter the duration of steroid use the better. How ever, it is difficult to avoid steroid in certian patients. In these patients, it is better to use the minimum possible dose which will decrease the side effects. I will suggest you to get the opinion of the treating neurologist who will tell you the diagnosis and the duration of steroid use.

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Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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