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What is the survival rate of patients with brain stem gliomas

A 39-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 are intermediate and grade 4 or glioblastoma ... Read More
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Poor survival rate: Brainstem gliomas are primary brain tumors that arise from the glial tissue and are usually astrocytomas (grades 1-4). Diagnosis is by mri. Rarely ar ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Every case: Is different. Median 8 - 12 months.
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Depends on...: In adults, brain stem gliomas have relatively poor prognoses that correlate with histology (when biopsies are performed), location, and extent of tumo ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Variable: 'brainstem glioma' as a term covers a variety of very different tumors. The classic pediatric 'brainstem glioma' is a diffuse infiltrating high grade ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No GBM: Describes the cellualar and histologic characteristic; the "brain stem" describes a location.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No necessarily: A brain stem glioma refers to a tumor in this region of the brain. This glioma may be low or indolent grade or it may be a glioblastoma multiforme (gb ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Maay be expected based on her tumor location, but I would call ner doc to discuss expected results,from treatment
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Doubtful: How advanced is tumor? Have you had any treatment such as radiation to your head? This might cause fluid in the middle ear and crackling, perhaps som ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Astrocytoma: Pilocystic astrocytoma totally resected with a normal postoperative MR showing no residual tumor can have an excellent if not normal life expectancy. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Very complicated.: This is a situation which cannot be answered in a few words. There are many potential complications, infectious and otherwise, in a patient with brai ... Read More
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Temozolamide: Is used in lower doses as a daily oral drug during 6 weeks of radiotherapy, and then for 6 cycles afterward in a higher dose schedule.
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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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