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Question: 15 year old with brain tumor

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 sheldini - Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:38 pm

Have you ever heard or is it posssible for a 15 year old to have a brain tumor?
 cjhdd - Tue May 31, 2005 1:20 pm

Yes, there are instances when children and teens to have brain tumors.

It is vital that you or your friend, who suspects possibly having a tumor, to notify the parents and make an appointment with a physician studied in testing for such medical issues.

Usually, you can contact your local hosptial and get a referral to a neurologist, who would be able to run tests and find out for sure if your problem is a tumor.

There are certain signs to indicate possible tumor activity: visual problems, headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

Again, it is vital you seek professional help and make trusted family members aware of your needs.

Take care


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