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How long do brain tumors in frontal lobes last?

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Tumors in any part of the brain rarely go away on their own; most last until the host dies or the tumor is removed. Many of the more than 120 tumors of the brain can be successfully treated, according to Mayfield Clinic.

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Treatment varies depending on the type of tumor, size, location and the age and medical health of the patient. Brain tumors may be primary -originating in the brain- or secondary, those spreading to the brain from another area, most commonly the breast or lung. Primary and secondary tumors may be benign -slow-growing and rarely spreading- or malignant, growing quickly and spreading to other parts of the brain and spinal cord, states Mayfield Clinic.

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