Benign brain tumor

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What is benign brain tumor?

Benign brain tumors are noncancerous abnormal growth of cells within the brain. These tumors usually have a defined border and does not invade the surrounding brain tissue. However, if the tumor compresses on a part of the brain, it can cause untoward effects.

Common symptoms reported by people with benign brain tumor

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with benign brain tumor

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(CT Scan Head)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
benign brain tumor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sympathetic nerve blocks)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cats)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
benign brain tumor (1)

Data from patients with benign brain tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with benign brain tumor

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(CT Scan Head)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
benign brain tumor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fluid retention (edema)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sympathetic nerve blocks)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cats)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for benign brain tumor (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog swelling of brain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
benign brain tumor (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with benign brain tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has benign brain tumor on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 10
40s 23
50s 33
60s 18
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 84

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 68
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from benign brain tumor patients who have completed their condition history
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