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Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About Internal Hemangiomas

Learn all about internal hemangiomas - benign tumors that can be found on organs such as the liver and brain. Find out about their diagnosis and treatment.

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega to have surgery on brain tumor

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will undergo surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, his doctor said on Friday.

Allina Health neuroscience study improves tumor subtyping

Benign tumors in the pituitary gland make up ten to 15 percent of all brain tumors. Because accurate subtyping directly impacts the patient's treatment plan, Allina Health researchers wanted to simplify the complex pathology classification process. read more

High Blood Sugar Could Mean Lower Risk of One Type of Brain Tumor

In a surprising twist, benign brain tumors that have previously been tied to obesity and diabetes are less likely to emerge in those with high blood sugar, new research has found.

Newswire: R.I.P. Janet Waldo, classic cartoon voice actress

As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, longtime voice actress Janet Waldo has died. She had reportedly been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2011 and “had been bed-bound for many months.” She was 96. Waldo was born in Washington...Show More Summary

Genetically engineered immune cell therapy found to boost survival in mice with brain tumors

A mouse study has demonstrated the potential of a special immune cell that targets a key protein in tumor growth that helps stop brain cancer. Brain cancer comes in many forms, ranging from more easily treatable benign forms that may trigger gradual loss of brain functions, to malignant forms that can in many cases prove fatal. Show More Summary

60 genetic disorders affect skin and nervous system

MAYWOOD, Ill. - One of the most common genetic disorders is a condition called neurofibromatosis, which causes brown spots on the skin and benign tumors on the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the nervous system. Neurofibromatosis...Show More Summary

Vatican denies report that Pope Francis has brain tumor

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Vatican on Wednesday dismissed a local report that Pope Francis has a benign, curable brain tumor. Italian newspaper Quotidiano Nazionale carried a story on its front page Wednesday that the pope was diagnosed with a tumor some time back, which could be cured without a surgery. “The...

Vatican denies Italian media report that pope has brain tumor

10 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Wednesday denied an Italian media report that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor.

Better Clinical Management Improves Quality of Life for Neurofibromatosis Patients

A genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the nervous system. There are no effective drugs to prevent or reverse NF.

Well: The Brain Tumor Is Benign, but Threats Remain

Even a nonmalignant brain tumor, which can grow as big as a tennis ball, can prove dangerous if it remains undetected.

Boy with brain tumor will caddie for Kevin Streelman in Masters par-3 tournament

Rory McIlroy picked One Direction’s Niall Horan to caddie for him at Wednesday’s Masters par-3 tournament. Kevin Streelman’s choice of caddie is much cooler. Ethan Couch, an 11-year-old boy from Alberta who has an benign yet inoperable brain tumor, will be on Streelman’s bag Wednesday. ESPN’s Jason Sobel has the story: After the surgery that […]

Patient Feature Tip Sheet From Cedars-Sinai

January tip sheet of patient features and human interest story ideas from Cedars-Sinai. All of these patients have been -- or are being -- treated for brain-related disorders -- malignant and benign brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and essential tremor, etc. Show More Summary

Selena Gomez Left Rehab For Sundance

Selana Gomez bailed on rehab after only two weeks because she wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival. [TMZ] Sheryl Crow revealed she has a benign brain tumor, which she monitors with an MRI scan every six months. [Mirror UK] Fellow addict Aaron Sorkin remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman, who appears in two films he [...]

Mutation Discovery May Improve Treatment for Rare Brain Tumor Type

Scientists have identified a mutated gene that causes a type of tenacious, benign brain tumor that can have devastating lifelong effects. Currently, the tumor can only be treated with challenging repeated surgeries and radiation.

A Benign Brain Tumor, a Malignant Tumor, a Love Story and a Doctor's Reassuring Presence

Tony Tommasi and his wife, Heather, both had brain tumors successfully removed by the same neurosurgeon - 11 years apart. They are available for interviews, as is their neurosurgeon, Keith L. Black, MD.

Experts Urge Rapid Evaluation for Swallowing and Voice Problems After Surgery for Benign Brain Tumors

Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment -- preferably within 24 hours -- for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain.

Blood Flow Changes, Not Hormones, Explain Growth Of Benign Tumors In Pregnant Women

Meningiomas are a common type of benign brain tumor that sometimes grows dramatically in pregnant women. A new study suggests that this sudden tumor growth likely results from "hemodynamic changes" associated with pregnancy, reports the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Show More Summary

Why Do Meningiomas Grow During Pregnancy?

Meningiomas are a common type of benign brain tumor that sometimes grows dramatically in pregnant women. A new study suggests that this sudden tumor growth likely results from "hemodynamic changes" associated with pregnancy, reports the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Show More Summary

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