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Are an astrocytoma and a ganglioglioma the same disease?

Are an astrocytoma and a ganglioglioma the same disease?

No: Astrocytoma more fiffuse and infiltrative--ganglioglioma more circumscribed and enhance early on scans--also likely different brain locations--agree some overlap exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Shon Cook
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Astrocytoma (Definition)

Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more


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How could a ganglioglioma turn into a pilocytic astrocytoma?

Gangiloglioma: These are two different types of tumors and one does not usually progress to the other. To find this type of situation would likely be to difficulty in making the original pathology diagnosis by histology ...Read more

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In what way can a ganglioglioma turn into a pilocytic astrocytoma?

Astrocytoma: These are two different tumor types and one does not turn into the other. That would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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How harmful is the ganglioglioma grade ii?

How harmful is the ganglioglioma grade ii?

It depends: A ganglioglioma is a type of brain or spinal cord tumor. Grade 2 means it has medium aggressiveness (on a scale of 1 to 3). These tumors are removed surgically, so what matters most is the location of the tumor. If it is in a place where it can be completely removed, there is a 90% or higher chance of survival at 5 years! the risks of surgery also depend on the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What is the most severe type of astrocytoma?

What is the most severe type of astrocytoma?

Glioblastoma : Stage IV astrocytoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme with a 5 year survival of 0%. Ted kennedy had this type of tumor. ...Read more

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Astrocytoma growth and reduction, what to do?

Astrocytoma glioma: Treatment of an astrocytoma is based on the type and degree of malignancy - if benign then the team follows the growth rate and surgery is indicate based on the rate of growth and reoccurrence. If malignant then adjuvant therapy such as radiation therapy or chemo will likely be added to the treatment protocol. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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Do you know are all cystic astrocytomas malignant?

Cystic astrocytomas: No, not all cystic astrocytomas are malignant - in fact a cystic characteristic pushes the tumor to the more benign side but having said that the tissue analysis at the time of surgery is the best analysis for an answer ...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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What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

Benign tumor: This refers to subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, a who grade i tumor found as deposits in the ependymal wall of the ventricles (fluid filled cavities of the brain). These tumors appear as nodules in the walls of the ventricles and are seen on MRI scans of the brain. These benign tumors are often seen with tuberous sclerosis, a genetic linked syndrome. These tumors can lead to hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kyei
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Glioma (Definition)

Glioma is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the glial cells in the brain or spinal cord. This initially can cause headache, vision problems, seizures, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more