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What are indications that glioblastoma cancer is in the final stages

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Losing performance: Gbm causes different signs depending on location, and growth on MRI signal progression. But decreasing ability to do daily activity, get out of bed, d ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Glioblastoma: Focal neurological deficits, symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, epilepsy, and cognitive dysfunction are prominent symptoms in high grade gli ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes, rare to survive: Your friend had the advantage of age (at 14, quite young, & so the brain still had "plasticity"). Most patients w/ Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM, o ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Surprising: Don't challenge him on this, and don't argue. This is so uncommon that I'd consider the original diagnosis to be in serious doubt, or some other error ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Kager
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Extremely: Overall, it is extremely rare to survive greater than 5 years with a confirmed diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme. It raises the question of whethe ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Sure if you are treating depression/anxiety.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
There are many: Cancer includes many separate disease processes. Cancers of different organs result in different signs and symptoms. Even cancers of the same area can ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: The risk of ovarian cancer is very low in a person of your age. You are right in getting investigated to ascertain the nature of the lesion.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT CANCER: but may be indicative of a rheumatological (arthritis) disorder. Discuss with the Medical Professional who ordered your testing! There are a wide rang ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
PSAs: It is very unlikely this is cancer. But, getting it checked out is the next best thing to do. It is good to see such a recent psa history so that you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Any if they grow: Lung nodules that are less than 5mm in size are not highly suspicious for cancer, but they should be followed over time. Any lung nodule that grows o ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: You are not likely to have gastric cancer. Early satiety could be due to wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is associated with modest weig ... Read More

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