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Avastin And Prognosis Anaplastic Astrocytoma
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
What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?
My 8 yr old nephew has been diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma glioma. Will radiotherapy be considered as surgery is NT an option.? Prognosis.?
Maybe: Radiotherapy can be effective for low grade gliomas but also carries risks of long term side effects. These are usually greater the younger a child is when s/he has treatment. Because these tumors sometimes grow very slowly, we sometimes watch them for awhile and then treat when we see growth. Sometimes chemo will be given to slow down growth and delay XRT until the child is older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?
Anaplastic glioma: Anaplastic astrocytoma is a tumor of the support cells of the brain. It is a malignant tumor in the midrange meaning it is not the most aggressive which is called a glioblastoma nor the most benign. These are aggressive tumors and need to be treated with multi-modality techniques which include radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more
Not usually: Two weeks after surgery, it may be hard to differentiate between post-operative changes and residual tumor. However, two weeks would not typically be enough time for a recurrence. ...Read more
3 years: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106(4):575-81.). The most important factor in determining the survival time period is the extent to which the tumor is removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is based on the amount of tumor resected and the response to the various therapies. Long term survival, that is greater than 10 years, are not common. ...Read more
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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