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Causes Of Oligodendroglioma
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
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
Research: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an oligodendroglioma is 9.8 years (reference: journal of neuro-oncology 31: 273–278, 1997). However, with new genetic testing, it is clear that patients who have a genetic finding of a deletion in chromosome 1 and 19 have a longer survival (reference: cancer. 2012 sep 15;118(18):4368). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oligodendroglioma, how is this tumor monitored and how do neuro oncologist tell if treatment is working, what to do?
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
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
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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