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Doctor insights on: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade 3

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What is the chance that a brain tumor (grade 3 oligodendroglioma) will return for second time?

What is the chance that a brain tumor (grade 3 oligodendroglioma) will return for second time?

High: Grade iii oligodendoglioma is known to diffusely invade the brain and is not completely removable or curable with surgery. Grade iii is a "high grade" and means that the tumor cells behave more aggresively and grow at faster rates. The rule for this type of tumor is that it will eventually recur. It is impossible to give an exact number, but recurrence within 1-3 years is not uncommon. ...Read more

Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more


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After chemo and radiation get rid of a OLIGODENDROGLIOMA grade 3 if it recurs, will therapy and chemo make it go away again?

After chemo and radiation get rid of a OLIGODENDROGLIOMA grade 3 if it recurs, will therapy and chemo make it go away again?

Grade 3 glioma: The response of oligodendroglioma to therapy varies from person to person. If it recurs after treatment, it is possible it will respond to treatment again, even treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation. A super specialist called a neuro-oncologist is best prepared to answer this question however. ...Read more

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Is temozolomide good for treating oligodendroglioma grade 2?

Is temozolomide good for treating oligodendroglioma grade 2?

Yes: Oligodendrogliomas are best treated with surgery. If there is a recurrence, or if the entire tumor cannot be removed, radiation therapy is usually used. Temozolomide is definitely an option for treatment if surgery and radiation have not been completely successful. Certain genetic mutations, if present in the oligodendroglioma, make it more likely that temozolomide will be effective. ...Read more

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Is oligodendroglioma a malignant tumor?

Is oligodendroglioma a malignant tumor?

Yes it is: It is a low grade type of cancer. It usually has a fairly good prognosis when treated properly. ...Read more

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How is oligodendroglioma monitored? How will I know if treatment is working?

How is oligodendroglioma monitored? How will I know if treatment is working?

Serial MRI's: In most cases, followup MRIs are used to assess size and response to therapies. Your neurosurgeon can explain more. ...Read more

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Grade III oligodendroglioma tumor curable, what to do?

Grade III oligodendroglioma tumor curable, what to do?

Manageable: I would not expect a cure, but the patient may have several more good years and there is the possibility of a breakthrough. ...Read more

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Low grade glioma possibly Oligodendroglioma, surgery or wait and see the best option?

Low grade glioma possibly Oligodendroglioma, surgery or wait and see the best option?

Need more info: Treatment of this neoplasm depends on the type and site of the tumor and your general health status. I would suggest that you consult with at least two neurosurgeons at a large medical institution to get their opinions. You need expert opinions in order to do followup ...Read more

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With oligodendroglioma, after operation and radiotherapy. How long do patients live?

Natural Hx: Is extended. If there is a deletion of portions of chromsome 1 and 19, chemotherapy may further improve odds. Individual survivl is never known, the median survival is 7 years. ...Read more

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Oligodendroglioma, how is this tumor monitored and how do neuro oncologist tell if treatment is working, what to do?

Oligodendroglioma, how is this tumor monitored and how do neuro oncologist tell if treatment is working, what to do?

Oligodendroglioma: The monitoring for this type of tumor is done by MRI. If the chemotherapy is working then there should be no growth or also a decrease in the size of the tumor on followup MRIs. ...Read more

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Oligodendroglioma, stage 3, 2 surgeries later growing, already tried radiation, now chemo. Are there alternatives?

Oligodendroglioma, stage 3, 2 surgeries later growing, already tried radiation, now chemo. Are there alternatives?

No disrespect to: Anybody, but are you being treated by folks with expertise in CNS cancers? I'm not implying you have been poorly managed, I'm sure your docs are good competent guys, but at this point I would visit an academic cancer center with a neuro-oncology team and availability of clinical trials. Best to you. ...Read more

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I am a 33 yr old female with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, was first diagnosed 18 months ago, it is unoperable due to where it sits, but lately I have noticed my headaches getting worse, is this something to be worried about?

Yes: I am sorry to hear about your illness. Worsening headache in the presence of a brain lesion is reason to be concerned. The topic is not suitable for this forum, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?

For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?

MAY be longer: My wife had a 6cm grd 3 astrocytoma in 2000. She had surgery, radiation and chemo. She remains in remission. ...Read more

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How do you treat a grade 3 torn mcl?

How do you treat a grade 3 torn mcl?

See below: Immobilization protected mobilization check for concomitant injuries to meniscus and acl, reconstruct with other injuries, if present isolated mcl tear outcome not improved with early reconstruction or repair. ...Read more

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What is a grade 3 venous insufficiency?

What is a grade 3 venous insufficiency?

Venous reflux grades: Venous insufficiency grading is an older method of quantifying severity. Hach proposed 4 grades. Grade three describes saphenous vein reflux extending to or just below the knee. A grade four would be down to the foot level. ...Read more

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What is a grade 3 venous insufficiency?

What is a grade 3 venous insufficiency?

Grades of CVI: There is a classification of venous insufficiency called CEAP which grades venous insufficiency in 6 categories from 1 to 6 with 6 being the worse. 1 is spider veins, 2 is varicose veins, 3 is edema, 4 is skin changes, 5 is healed ankle ulcer and 6 is an active ulcer. There are treatments for each level. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What does grade 3 venous insufficiency mean?

Not sure: It is interesting that you receive that information. I am not aware of grade 3 venous insufficiency classification. Ther is a ceap classification. C3 corresponds to patients that have edema as a consequence of venous insufficiency, however gets a bit more complex when add the other components.
Would be better for the general publc to refers as mild/moderate/severe. ...Read more

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My mum is 70 and had a grade 3 sah she's 1 week into their clipping is she out of the critical stage?

My mum is 70 and had a grade 3 sah she's 1 week into their clipping is she out of the critical stage?

Serious: Sub arachnoid hemorrhage is a serious condition. I hope and pray she is ok. But no one can predict the future accurately. People with sah do not regain full smell and taste in most cases. And return to level of function prior to the bleed is I think about 50%. You can check that but your mom needs long term followup therapy and care. ...Read more

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What should I be watching for in between appointments if I have a grade 3 placenta at 36 weeks?

What should I be watching for in between appointments if I have a grade 3 placenta at 36 weeks?

Fetal movement: If the placenta is 'aging', it may not be providing as much oxygen & nutrients to the baby. It's impossible for you to monitor things like the amniotic fluid index or the baby's weight. I'm sure your doctor is checking on these things. The most important thing for you to watch is your baby's movement. If your baby moves less than his/her 'normal' amount, you should call your doctor. Fetal kick cou. ...Read more

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Life expectency of grade 3 brain tumour?

Life expectency of grade 3 brain tumour?

Brain tumor: Grade 3 or 4 gliomas are considered aggressive. Chances of making a year 30-35 % with modern therapies and making 2 years 10-15% chance. Very few patients are long term survivors. ...Read more

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Do I need prolapse surgery for a grade 3?

Do I need prolapse surgery for a grade 3?

What is prolapsing?: Dear QRich, you forgot to tell us what is prolapsing: the bladder, the uterus, the rectum? Please give your age, sex and the part is prolapsing to give you a more accurate answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does grade 3 meniscal be treated without surgery.?

Does grade 3 meniscal be treated without surgery.?

Probably, but would: Depend on your symptoms and examination findings, and your response to the conservative measures.
Remember the meniscal tissue does not heal because of not having any blood supply (in the commonest areas where they tear). So any improvements you might feel, would most likely be short-lived. More than likely these are treated surgically. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned with my rectocele? It's a grade 3 of 4.

When should I be concerned with my rectocele? It's a grade 3 of 4.

You will know: There is very little risk with an untreated rectocele. Surgery should be based on your symptoms and how much you are bothered by them. Rectoceles can progress and worsen but this usually takes significant time and the bother issue would likely increase also so most women will know themselves when it's time for repair. ...Read more

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MY father is suffering from Oligodendrogglioma Grade 3 need experts help?

MY father is suffering from Oligodendrogglioma Grade 3 need experts help?

Brain tumor: An oligodendrocyte is a type of supportive tissue in the brain (glial tissue). Grade III Oligodendrogliomas: Anaplastic oligodendroglioma is typically treated with a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Recurrent anaplastic oligodendroglioma may be treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. He will require neurosurgery and radiation. Systemic chemotherapy may be needed as well. ...Read more

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If path report reads (in part) idc with 'metaplastic features' does this mean it's quite likely it is also metaplastic? (er 1/3) all grade 3/3.

If path report reads (in part) idc with 'metaplastic features' does this mean it's quite likely it is also metaplastic?  (er 1/3) all grade 3/3.

Metaplastic cancer: Poorly differentiated — (grade 3/3) — invasive ductal carcinoma (idc) with metaplastic feature-this could be a metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- which is a very rare type (about 1%) of cancer of the breast. It is usually negative for er/pr/her2neu, however. There is a relation between metaplastic carcinoma and brca-1 mutation. Discuss further in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can I beat grade 3 astrocytoma?

Yes: In general, only 25% of people are alive at 5 years with this diagnosis. However, there are many subsets that do better, and we still have not figured out completely why some patients do better than others. I would recommend pursuing treatment because some people do beat grade 3 astrocytoma, and likely treatments will only become more effective in the future. ...Read more

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I had 1mm bc grade 3 and had a lumpectomy which took it all, then a mastectomy, tamoxifen for 2.5yrs, then ooph and armidex what are chances of recurre?

I had 1mm bc grade 3 and had a lumpectomy which took it all, then a mastectomy, tamoxifen for 2.5yrs, then ooph and armidex what are chances of recurre?

Not zero: Sadly, the recurrence rate of breast cancer is impossible to get down to zero. Ask your oncologist to develop an estimate for you. The key to treating recurrences is catching them early, so stick to your follow up plan very strictly! But that said, it does no good to worry. Count your blessings every day, use the phrase "I love you" a lot, and read "love medicine and miracles" by dr. Siegel. ...Read more