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Could this be cancer?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 04:39 PM

I am posting this because I have no idea what to really call or how to begin in a diagnosis of my father and whatever is going on with him.

My mother told me he has severe ADHD but has never been tested nor is he taking medication. Dad also has no short term memory. He asks the same questions over and over and over, never remembering the answer because, we guess, he is thinking about something else.

I think he gets mad that he can't remember things and so he gets really angry and some of the temper tantrums he's had of late include kicking me out of the house for no provoked reason.

He also uses really odd terms to describe everyday objects, like calling headphones "ears" or referring to a mirror as "that shiny thing in the bathroom you look at yourself in."

I am really worried about him and have no idea where to begin research. Is this some really horrible form of ADHD or does it have more to do with the brain? My aunt, his sister, was just diagnosed with brain cancer and this terrifies me. If anyone can give me a starting point, that would be great. I love my father but I fear I am losing him.

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  • I am posting this because I have no idea what to really call or how to begin in a diagnosis of my father and whatever is going on with him.My mother told me he has severe ADHD but has never been tested nor is he taking medication. Dad also has no short term memory. He asks the same questions over and over and over, never remembering the answer because, we guess, he is thinking about something else.I think he gets mad that he can't remember things and so he gets really angry and some of the temper tantrums he's had of late include kicking me out of the house for no provoked reason.He also uses really odd terms to describe everyday objects, like calling headphones "ears" or referring to a mirror as "that shiny thing in the bathroom you look at yourself in." I am really worried about him and have no idea where to begin research. Is this some really horrible form of ADHD or does it have more to do with the brain? My aunt, his sister, was just diagnosed with brain cancer and this terrifies me. If anyone can give me a starting point, that would be great. I love my father but I fear I am losing him.Hi depending on your Fathers age but this could just be the onset of senile dementia as we get older our memories fade to a greater or lesser degreeRegards
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  • :) Hi depending on your Fathers age it could just be the onset of Senile Dementia which as we all get older it efects us to a greater or lesser degree Regards midaz
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  • Maybe alzheimers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 01:18 AM
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  • Simple Answer... Yes, there is a very real possibility that a brain tumor is involved, it might be benign but more likely than not it is Cancer
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 05:59 AM
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