A 42-year-old female asked:
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my 39 yr old brother just had a 3x3x6cm tumor removed, just diag w/ glioblastoma, with chemo/radiation how long will he be with us?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: One person in the family needs to be the designated communicator and go with your brother to the oncology appointment to disccuss this. Each patient is an individual and each cancer has statistical outcomes.
Answered on Jul 19, 2020
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Prognosis: The glioblastoma is very bad rare brain tumor. The aggressive surgery, meaning 92%to 98% taken out, plus radiation plus telozolomide can have 2 year survival rate upto 27%. Unfortunately it comes back in two years. Over all 5 year survival is around 8%. I wish your brother good health ; sympathy with you on going through difficult time. Thanks.
Answered on Jun 16, 2014
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