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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Oligodendroglioma

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

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 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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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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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

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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?

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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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

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 more

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