Any had head injury/trauma before brain tumor was found?

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Any had head injury/trauma before brain tumor was found?

by lynndee on Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:00 AM

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I was just wondering if anyone else had some kind of trauma to their head shortly before the brain tumor was found?  We had a car accident, actually on our honeymoon, and then 9 months later my husband had a seizure and they found a tumor the same area where a large heavy case hit his head during the accident.  Just wondering if this could be related or if anyone else has experienced this. 

Thank you.

Dee 

 

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by TeresaMW on Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:00 AM

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I wish I could say yes for sure so you could find the answer I know you're searching for. My sister had a car accident 20 years ago and had a tumor October of 2008. We often wondered the same thing. We also learned though that tumors can be caused by environmental pesticides and she loved to garden.  Who knows but I do hope you find your answer and all is well with you and your family.Stay strong and optimistic. There seem to be lots of freinds on this site, I hope one of them has your answer!!

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by Heatherbelle on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi there...We were asked, when they discovered my husbands tumour, if he had ever knocked his head or been exposed to strong chemicals...we tried to recall if there had been any such event but nothing major(like a car accident like yours) stood out. I have often wondered though if there could be a link somewhere because our neighbour also was diagnosed with the exact same tumour as my husband - astrocytoma. I always thought it such a coincidence that two men the same age could end up with the same problem, living right next door to each other...could there be a clue in their having the same disease...? I would love to know but I suspect we will enver know WHY it has happened... Hope things work out well for you guys..Cheers, Heatherbelle

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by janithemidget on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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My daughter age 24 was accicentally hit in the head with a baseball bat when she was 5-6 yrs old.  The doctors said that it probably had nothing to do with the tumor we found july 06   (level IV GBM) .  But you never know.

 

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by jackiekay on Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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My husband was hit by a semi two years prior to finding his tumor.  They saw the spot on his brain at the time of the accident & said it was trauma from the accident.  Two years later he had his first seizure.  The spot was still there but slightly larger.  I think the tumor was there when he had the accident & he was misdiagnosed at the time.  I do think the accident rattled the tumor.  He had very significant neuro problems for about 4 months afterwards that never seemed in keeping with the severity of the accident.  It was a bad accident, but he had no exterior trauma to his head.  Also, he never seemed to completely recover afterwards.  It never entered our minds that something so serious was brewing.  In all honesty, I don't think the accident caused the cancer.  I don't think it is beyond the realm of possibility that it triggered its growth.  MD Anderson does keep a data base tracking things like unusual occurrences of brain cancer in families, neighborhoods, etc....Go to the website and you can see if you can register your information.

Jackiekay

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by Susan5643 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 05:43 PM

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Yes!! Me! I head a bad head injury 2 years ago and now they have found something in the fluid of my brain right by my spine. Fatal if it grows cuz it will cut off fluid to spine.

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by Boxofrain on Mon Jan 09, 2017 02:01 AM

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Yes, my fianc├ę hit his head and suffered a concussion in march of 2014, had a terrible time with symptoms after and had an MRI in the fall of 2014, no cancer. Was diagnosed with gbm in October 2016

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by solve1962 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 09:33 PM

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On Jan 21, 2009 12:00 AM lynndee wrote:

I was just wondering if anyone else had some kind of trauma to their head shortly before the brain tumor was found?  We had a car accident, actually on our honeymoon, and then 9 months later my husband had a seizure and they found a tumor the same area where a large heavy case hit his head during the accident.  Just wondering if this could be related or if anyone else has experienced this. 

Thank you.

Dee 

 

tumour found in car accident.

I had a car accident head front end 2003 jetta diesel on 2014 dec19 this car crash 40to 50km to 0 in1sec with seat belt on didnt help my brain which the tummer on top left side swing forward mass x accleration = force forward then back words same force.  This resluted in 2 issues one  swell of my brain that night. and nausa vommiting in morring I was very close on dieing from this accident as I found out on web and by my body blacking out. The experance surgen found my tummer to be very sicky, this was a very good piont but it also caused a hard removel of tumour as it suck to top of my motor compex part of brain. This was cause of accident the tummer went in repair mode became very sticky thing. of discovery this is in braintummer accident connection. How an accident can cause tummer to kill you and to be more sticky and harder to remove which cause scraping the motor complex area to remove which in this case had happened and the driver loss to paralazed right side with left side surgary was 2015 jan 09 for 9 hours. 2 months of rebillation to walk agian was obtianed and return to work was achieved 2016 11 22 part time

I was very luck to get through the car crash after 24hrs I was lucky to surving this person was not and to many other who died in car crashes with tumour or 24 hours latter

 and  http:/www.dailydailymail.co.uk/health/articale-1392701four of four killed after miner crash caused mystery 2011 caused mystery brain tumour to grow.

 I now write rest in peace mr Holland 47 

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by GBM.caregiver on Fri Feb 03, 2017 08:58 PM

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According to the research below (from 1979), there is no relationship. But I've wondered the same too. My husband is tall, and so has always bumped his head more than average - on low doors etc. But no major head injury. He was asked the same question when they were diagnosing him, but I think that's because a head injury may have been an alternative explanation for the symptoms. 

"The possibility that head trauma predisposes to intracranial neoplasia was investigated in 2,953 patients who were followed for a total of 29.859 person-years. The observed number of subsequent brain tumors. 4, did not differ from the expected number, 4.1. The severity and location of head injuries did not influence the subsequent occurrence of brain tumors."

http://journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/Abstract/1979/03000/Hea

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by Marysmith2 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 06:20 PM

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On Jan 21, 2009 12:00 AM lynndee wrote:

I was just wondering if anyone else had some kind of trauma to their head shortly before the brain tumor was found?  We had a car accident, actually on our honeymoon, and then 9 months later my husband had a seizure and they found a tumor the same area where a large heavy case hit his head during the accident.  Just wondering if this could be related or if anyone else has experienced this. 

Thank you.

Dee 

 

This was years ago, but my mom died of a GBM stage IV . Fell getting up from a nap, hit her head very hard on the corner of a coffee table, tumor found in that exact spot approx. 5 months later. Docs said no correlation, but I always wondered if it was a coincidence..
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