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what is the survival rate of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not good: This is an aggressive brain tumor usually treated with surgery followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Many cases relapse and five year survival rat ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
3 years: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106(4):575-8 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is bas ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
That's right: I'm sorry to tell you that 3-5 years is right, but remember that's an average. That means some people live longer than 5 years, and some don't live a ... Read More
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Options: 3-5 is median survival - so it can be more or less in different individuals. Ask your doctor if there is an "oligo" component in the astrocytoma, whic ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
MAY be longer: My wife had a 6cm grd 3 astrocytoma in 2000. She had surgery, radiation and chemo. She remains in remission.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on grade: Grade 1 & 2 tumors are considered benign and long survivals are expected. Grade 3 or anaplastic gliomas 3-5 yrs, and grade 4 or glioblastomas tend to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on the type: This is quite variable depending on grade )1 through 4) and type (oligoastrocytoma v. pure astrocytoma for example). The prognosis is worse for higher ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Astrocytoma: It depends. Ask your oncologist. Get asap if you don't have one. Sometimes they respond to new chemotherpay agents. Some are resectable, some respond ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on location: If your question is whether the patient may recover from the symptoms of the the tumor, it depends on the size, the location, the extent of surgery an ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Saracino
33 years experience Family Medicine
Astrocytoma: Good day You need to discuss your concerns with your medical team who can advise you
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Question is vague: It seems that you are asking if it is possible for a 39 yo to have a grade iii astrocytoma and undergo 7 hours of brain surgery. This is not an unusua ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually normal: Most people with a systemic mastocytosis have the 'indolent' variey, in which case their life span is the same as anyone else's (provided they get app ... Read More

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