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How long can you live with a glioma brain tumor?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered

Specializes in Radiology

Depends on type and: Location. Less aggressive (low grade) tumors are easier to treat with good results. Every person is unique, but here are some data regarding survival in children if low grade and completely resected, 90% survival at 10 years with rare recurrence risk. Nonpilocytic tumors are more aggressive. Please talk about this with your doctor/medical team - don't deal with this on your own.

Answered 8/11/2018

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Depends: Some gliomas are low grade, grow slowly, and are highly treatable, so patients live many years with them. Others are high grade, rapidly growing, and respond poorly to treatment, and do survival is shorter. Age, extent of resection, and some other genetic, epigenetic, and pathological variables also affect survival. Ask your doctor for referral to an expert.

Answered 8/9/2017

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Many variables: Age of patient. Degree of resection (if possible). Histologic grade (how nasty under the microscope). It can be from months for the worth ones to decades or longer for the best. In general, get to a center that has a "team" approach and work forward in that sense. Rules are not perfect: I have had a very reviewed gbm live 10 years and a 3yo with a jpa resected fully pass quickly.

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