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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Certainly: Survival is related to the grade of the tumor. A high grade tumor also known as glioblastoma is particularly deadly. Lower grades of astrocytoma have ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
67 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Type of brain tumor.: A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes. The location of the tumor depends on the age of the per ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain tumor: Astrocytoma describes a brain tumor that arises from the cell called the astrocyte in the brain. These are supportive cells that are diffusely located ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Imaging & biopsy: Astrocytoma is a tumor of the brain. If a tumor is suspected brain imaging, e.g. Mri is usually done. If a lesion is found and needs to be removed, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: Astrocytomas are graded in one system from i to iii and in another system i to IV - in either case a grade ii means the tumor has some atypical lookin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: An astrocytoma is a tumor of one of the supporting cells of the brain. They are grade in three (sometimes four) types ranging from benign to malignant ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: Survival is really base on the grading of the tumor. Grading runs from a benign type 1 which has a good long term survival to a grade IV which is high ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Glioblastoma : Stage IV astrocytoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme with a 5 year survival of 0%. Ted kennedy had this type of tumor.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Anaplastic glioma: Anaplastic astrocytoma is a tumor of the support cells of the brain. It is a malignant tumor in the midrange meaning it is not the most aggressive whi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma glioma: Treatment of an astrocytoma is based on the type and degree of malignancy - if benign then the team follows the growth rate and surgery is indicate ba ... Read More

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