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A 21-year-old male asked:

How often do glial cells multiply and divide? particularly glial cells in the brain stem? what causes cancer to form here? how many mutations?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
I am sorry: because I know this is a serious question but unfortunately no one can answer any of these questions. Speed of mutation and number of mutations is entirely individual and we really don't know what causes brain stem glioma. Best of luck to you.
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