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How Successful Is Surgery In Curing Malignant Glioblastoma Surgery
Helpful: While never curative alone, surgery can be useful in extending life survival in patients with gbm if a) the surgeon feels that greater than than 90% of the tumor can be removed at surgery, b) the surgeon feels that the risk of new neurological deficits are small, and c) the patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery and the recovery. Radiation or chemotherapy may be added or used instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Friend just diagnosed with mixed glioblastoma... Stage 2. Surgery removed 90% tumor. What could his prognosis be like?
Not clear: Not certain if you mean glioma-grade 2. By definition, if you say glioblastoma (gbm), that is grade 4. There is a big difference in prognosis. Gbm have a mean survival of 14 months with maximum surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, although there are many surviving 3-4 years with newer treatments. With grade 2, the average survival is on the order of 10-12 years depending on molecular markers. ...Read more
Is it normal for repeat glioblastoma multiforme surgery to affect my husband's thinking and emotional control?
Can mannitol be used to reduce edema weeks after surgery, or only immediately after trauma? Patient suffers from aphasia after removal of glioblastoma
Can a 2cm malignant tumor (pc) typically grow up to 2.5 CM larger in 5 days prior to an invasive surgery or there is no way of ever knowing before?
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
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