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Is a glioblastoma multiforme the same thing as a brain stem glioma?

Is a glioblastoma multiforme the same thing as a brain stem glioma?

No GBM: Describes the cellualar and histologic characteristic; the "brain stem" describes a location. ...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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Glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 astrocytoma, what is this?

Glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 astrocytoma, what is this?

Nerve cell disorder: Glioblastoma is a condition where the cells in the brian, which stop dividing and migrating normally at around age 3, start dividing and migrating again. It tends to spread within the brain, but does not invade or spread to other regions as a rule. Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic www.braintumorclinic.org ...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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What is a glioma? What is it made of, and why did it get there?

A tumor of the brain: This is a tumor of the brain tissue. There are several types based on how agressive the tissues appears to the pathologist. The treatment and prognosis depends upon the aggressive appearance known as grade. ...Read more

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Is every glioma malignant?

No: Glioma is a broad term that refers to cancers in the brain. Many are malignant but some are benign. ...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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What is the treatment for glioma?

Surgery primarily: The initial treatment for a brain glioma is surgical resection. Subsequently, chemotherapy and radiation are often recommended. ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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Are there people with brainstem glioma who survived?

Yes, survivors exist: Brain stem tumors approach 30% of posterior fossa tumors in the pediatric age group. Biopsy is done on occasion, but if the tumor is intrinsic to the brain stem, radiation therapy is often done without biopsy. If the symptoms are minimal one can sometimes follow up with repeat imaging at intervals. The tumors are classified by location rather than histology and their behavior is unpredictable. Po. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a glioma anaplasticoligodenroglioma tumor?

Type of CNS tumor: Gliomas are a type of tumor that starts in the central nervous system (cns), including the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells, which is a type of CNS cell. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Gliomas are classified by cell type, by grade, and by location. An anaplastic oligodendroglioma arises form and may be malignant and perhaps a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Low grade glioma possibly Oligodendroglioma, surgery or wait and see best option?

Need more info: Treatment of this neoplasm depends on the type and site of the tumor and your general health status. I would suggest that you consult with at least two neurosurgeons at a large medical institution to get their opinions. You need expert opinions in order to do followup ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a subtle enlargement of a grade-2 glioma or tumour?

Subtle enlargement: It is a somewhat vague way to decsribe it, but it means that the tumor has grown very slightly. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time dealing with the news of the acquaintance I know has glioma or glioblastoma. Docs are positive in recovery. I'm worried. help?

See a therapist: Please see a therapist regarding your fears. Also, spend time with your friend and even accompany them to their doctor appointments. Having more information can sometimes help us feel more in control and relieve worry and fears. Also, self-care is a way to calm your anxieties as well. ...Read more

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Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

It's not: Brain tumors can present with many problems, seizures being one. We are often taught that if a seizure is the first symptom a patient has that leads to the diagnosis of a brain tumor, that they will likely have a more favorable outcome. There are a multitude of "gliomas" - some are relatively benign and slow growing, and those are the ones in which seizure can be the first sign. ...Read more

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Can gliomas spread?

It grows: Glioma is a primary brain cancer. It increases in size ( volume) over time' it can be multifocal.... What is the grade? Surgery, radiation with or without chemo is classic the treatment.... ...Read more

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What are the tests for glioma?

What are the tests for glioma?

MRI, biopsy: To diagnose glioma, you need an MRI with and without contrast, and a brain biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of glioma?

Many: There may be many different symptoms of a glioma. It depends on what part of the brain it affects. Change in behavior, difficulty with speech, emotional changes, weakness in a limb, visual problems, are only some of the symptoms that may occur. ...Read more

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What's the significance of glioma?

What's the significance of glioma?

More info needed: Gliomas are tumors of support cells of the nervous system called glial cells. Most of them occur in the brain. Treament depends on the site and grade of the tumor. High-grade tumors are very difficult to cure, whereas low-grade tumors have a better prognosis. Surgical removal is possible, depending upon the site and degree of spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kyei
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Glioma (Definition)

A tumor or neoplasm of the glial, non nerve ...Read more