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How common is recurrent glioblastoma multiforme after surgery?

How common is recurrent glioblastoma multiforme after surgery?

Very common: Since there is a 5% survival of gbm at five years, most of the other patients will have had a recurrence in that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Glioblastoma (Definition)

Glioblastoma is the unnatural, uninhibited overgrowth of certain supportive cells in the brain (not the nerve cells themselves). Like other cancers, this can destroy good cells, often by pressure within the space of the skull. Unfortunately, it weaves its way between good brain cells and the limits of the growth usually cannot be known with certainty. That's why surgery alone ...Read more


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Can surgery for glioblastoma multiforme cause amnesia?

Can surgery for glioblastoma multiforme cause amnesia?

Yes: Depending on where the tumor is, one of the complications of a brain tumor or brain surgery can be amnesia. In general, patients with tumors in the temporal lobe are at highest risk. ...Read more

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What is the cure for glioblastoma multiforme?

What is the cure for glioblastoma multiforme?

Incurable: Unfortunately, glioblastoma is incurable. It however can be controlled with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for sometime. Hopefully one day we can cure it but the science is not there yet. ...Read more

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In what way can we cure glioblastoma multiforme tumours?

In what way can we cure glioblastoma multiforme tumours?

Hard to say: Cure is a complicated word to use, but the chance of living five years with GBM has increased from 0.5% twelve years ago to 16% in the latest Optune study. Who knows what the next twelve years will bring? Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic www.braintumorclinic.org ...Read more

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Do you know are all cases of glioblastoma multiforme fatal?

Not all: There are survivors of gbm - but this is less than 5% at 5 years. I have 2 known survivors....But more than a hundred who have died. ...Read more

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What is the use of treating glioblastoma multiforme if it's fatal?

What is the use of treating glioblastoma multiforme if it's fatal?

Brain Protection: Survival is more than doubled with treatment. Treatment also keeps your brain working for as long as possible. Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic www.braintumorclinic.org ...Read more

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Are all cases of glioblastoma multiforme fatal? Can you share some sources?

Are all cases of glioblastoma multiforme fatal? Can you share some sources?

No. Not anymore.: Ten years ago, it could have been said that all GBM cases were fatal, with little exageration. 5-year survival with state-of-the-art treatment today, though, is about 16% in the latest Optune study. If you are young, neurologically intact, and a good candidate for surgery, then your odds are higher still. Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic www.braintumorclinic.org ...Read more

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