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is glioblastoma curable

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Rarely: Glioblastoma can rarely occur as an inherited cancer in patients with certain familial cancer syndromes such as li fraumeni syndrome, turcot syndrome, ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
While there may: Be some tell-tale genetic fingerprints on some glioma, the bad one, gbm seems to be sporadic, with only radiation exposure as a risk. My father died o ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: There is no evidence of heredity in Glioblastoma. Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director, Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic braintumorclinic.org

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Treatment: These are typically treated aggressively surgery (if operable) followed by a combination of chemotherapy (temodar) and radiation, followed by more ch ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Classification: The 2007 world health organization scheme is the most widely accepted approach to classifying gliomas. Malignant or high-grade gliomas are either gra ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
GBM: Is considered stage iv, and gliosarcoma is pathologically different but clinically identical...Short survival, no cures, and similar treatment (resect ... Read More
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Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Tumor grading: Grading of tumors is a way of "standardizing" the type of cancer, and thereby improving consistency of treatment between treating doctors/institutions ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Depends: This is difficult to answer. Glioblastoma is a very malignant tumor and very difficult to treat. The smaller the tumor the better the chances of "succ ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
The brain.: Glioblastoma multiforme is the term for a very aggressive tumor that arises in the brain. It is usually treated by a combination of surgery, radiatio ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
REference Sites: http://www.news-medical.net/?tag=/glioblastoma and http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/283252-overview.
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Dr. Matthew Roman
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Uncommon cancer: You have misunderstood something you read. Glioblastomas are relatively uncommon cancers, with about 12,000 new cases each year in the entire US. Not ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Brain tumor: This is an aggressive brain tumor that is frequently fatal. Treatment has improved over the past 5 years or so, and includes surgery radiation and che ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Serious diagnosis: Glioblastoma multiforme is something that deserves aggressive attention. Although the overall prognosis for patients is poor, there are subsets of pat ... Read More

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