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What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

No Idea: Who told you about it? That same person can answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign . The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more

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Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Yes adults can: Meduloblastoma is a malignant tumor that originate in Cerebellum or Posterior fossa it is ten times more common in children than in adults ...Read more

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If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

Yes it is possible: In general dbm is a very bad cancer. Yet a total tumor resection along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cure a very small percentage of patients(5-10%). ...Read more

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What are some blastoma cancers?

What are some blastoma cancers?

Blastomas: Blastoma are most common in children, and are caused by malignancies in precursor cells, called blasts. Some examples include nephroblastoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma. ...Read more

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What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

Many types: 'Blastoma' cancers are uncommon forms of malignancies that generally happen in infants/children/young adults. These tumors are sometimes named based upon the organs in which they arise, such as 'retinoblastoma' of the eye, 'hepatoblastoma' of the liver, 'pancreatoblastoma' of the pancreas, pleuropulmonary blastoma' of the lung. Some of these tumors are amenable to surgical and other treatments. ...Read more

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Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?

Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?

NCI web link!!!: Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). Retinoblastoma usually occurs in children younger than 5 years. It may be hereditary or nonhereditary (sporadic). Treatment depends upon tumor limited to eye or has spread beyond eye. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient. ...Read more

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How common is multiforme gluoblastoma in a 30yr old female?

How common is multiforme gluoblastoma in a 30yr old female?

GBM: Glioblastoma multiforme is rare, esp in a 30 year old. GBM accounts for about 15 percent of all brain tumors and primarily occurs in adults between the ages of 45 and 70. Between 2005 and 2009, the median age for death from cancer of the brain and other areas of the nervous system was age 64. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, concerned?

Glioblastoma multiforme, concerned?

Serious diagnosis: Glioblastoma multiforme is something that deserves aggressive attention. Although the overall prognosis for patients is poor, there are subsets of patients that have modest rates of being alive at 5 years with newer medications. Also, even newer treatments continue to be tested, including vaccines. Typically surgery is done first, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Inflammatory rash: it is an inflammatory skin rash. It can be present for many reasons. Is not specific for anyone diagnostic consideration. infections of various types, parasites and viruses, medication reactions can cause it, sometimes heat or light cause it. Your physician needs to help clarify why it present ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, should I be concerned?

Glioblastoma multiforme, should I be concerned?

Yes: This is a serious diagnosis. I would recommend prompt treatment with surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Although overall this diagnosis does not carry a good prognosis, some subsets of patients do better than others. Also, newer treatments continue to be investigated, including vaccine treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Is it possible to resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Generally not: Glioblastoma is a high grade glial tumor. Glial tumors do not have distinct borders because glial cells have extensive cell projections and grow in a network ,rather than with discrete borders. Surgery can be performed to remove the bulk of tumor, but it is generally not possible to remove every tumor cell. Also, the location of the tumor often limits extent of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Gbm: Yes but location and neurological compromise in most cases didn't allow that. ...Read more

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What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

Bad tumor: Cerebral tumors of this type are horrible events, and surgical excision may be useful for yrs. We now have some promising medications, and some newer techniques surgically to implant meds. Yet, the best we can do is prolong life for a while. Unfortunately, there are very few success stories. More understanding and research is needed. ...Read more

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My sister has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and she's been alive more than 3 years since. Is she doing well or does she have no time left?

My sister has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and she's been alive more than 3 years since. Is she doing well or does she have no time left?

Hard to tell: Sorry to hear about your sister, but it sounds like she is well into several years of survival. Gbm is an aggressive diagnosis, and many patients do not make it to the three year mark. While many families and patients want to know the "time left, " it's usually impossible to tell. We in oncology believe it's more about quality than quantity; hopefully her quality of life is ok. Best wishes. ...Read more