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  • Question: I just had an MRI which came back showing a cyst on my pineal gland. I had the MRI due to severe and increasingly frequent and more severe migraines. There is a history of brain cancer in my family. Is this, a pineal cyst, something that is usually treated? If so, how is it treated?
  • Answer:05/17/2004
    It is most important that you see a specialist in neurooncology at a major treatment center. Pineal cysts are very tricky. Some are just cysts and others are the beginnings of a lineal tumor called germinoma and other names. There are some blood and spinal tests like AFP and B h-CG that can sometimes help in the diagnosis.

    PZ
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