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Medicine For Astrocytoma
I suffered from deja vue temporal lobe seizures for 15 ys before being diagnosed with a brain tumour. It turned out to be an astrocytoma gr ll. I'm seizure free for 8 years. L take lamotrigine 100-100 mg. Is there any chance to become medicine free?
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
Type of brain tumor.: A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes. The location of the tumor depends on the age of the person. In adults, astrocytomas most often arise in the cerebrum whereas in children, they may arise in the brain stem, cerebrum, and cerebellum. ...Read more
Brain tumor: Astrocytoma describes a brain tumor that arises from the cell called the astrocyte in the brain. These are supportive cells that are diffusely located in the normal brain. These tumors can be slow growing or very fast growing and aggressive. The most common type of brain tumor in adults is a type of astrocytoma called a glioblastoma multiforme. These tumors don't go all over the body. ...Read more
Astrocytoma: Astrocytomas are graded in one system from I to iii and in another system I to IV - in either case a grade ii means the tumor has some atypical looking cells but not obvious malignancy, there are however closely followed for any potential change. ...Read more
Astrocytoma: An astrocytoma is a tumor of one of the supporting cells of the brain. They are grade in three (sometimes four) types ranging from benign to malignant. Treatment of an astrocytoma is based on the tumor type and its grade. ...Read more
Yes, people can survive with the diagnosis of neuro astrocytoma.
It is a hard job to be the patient. It is important to consider the treatment options, their effectiveness and side effects, their costs, and the range of prognosis observed for this diagnosis. ...Read more
Anaplastic glioma: Anaplastic astrocytoma is a tumor of the support cells of the brain. It is a malignant tumor in the midrange meaning it is not the most aggressive which is called a glioblastoma nor the most benign. These are aggressive tumors and need to be treated with multi-modality techniques which include radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more
Astrocytoma glioma: Treatment of an astrocytoma is based on the type and degree of malignancy - if benign then the team follows the growth rate and surgery is indicate based on the rate of growth and reoccurrence. If malignant then adjuvant therapy such as radiation therapy or chemo will likely be added to the treatment protocol. ...Read more
Further work up: It is important to know the details of your diagnosis to make the best decision in pursuing treatment. The grade of the tumor is important. If you can have a complete resection is important. Also, I would recommend looking to see if there are any open clinical trials, as there are multiple available. ...Read more
That depends: Astrocytomas come in many flavors. They produce symptoms by local brain invasion and compression of adjacent structures as well as increased intracranial pressure. The clinical symptoms depend on the involved areas of the brain. Headache is the most common symptom. This does not mean that every headache is a brain tumor. Suggestive signs are nausea and vomiting or a change in headache pattern. ...Read more
Depends on tumor:
There are a few different types of astrocytoma- some without much risk of recurrence and some which are aggressive.
Sorry it's not more specific. If you know the tumor type, I can be more specific in my answer. ...Read more
What is astrocytoma:
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 as the patients age. ...Read more
Cystic astrocytoma: Not all cystic astrocytomas are malignant. Being cystic does not make the tumor malignant, there are other findings in the tumor that need to be present to declare the tumor malignant. ...Read more
Unable to advise:
Since the cause of astrocytoma is not known it is not feasible to advice about prevention. See this site for info.
http://www. Abta. Org/understanding-brain-tumors/types-of-tumors/astrocytoma. Html. ...Read more
Yes: In general, only 25% of people are alive at 5 years with this diagnosis. However, there are many subsets that do better, and we still have not figured out completely why some patients do better than others. I would recommend pursuing treatment because some people do beat grade 3 astrocytoma, and likely treatments will only become more effective in the future. ...Read more
Astrocytoma: You are asking about a tumor of the brain that arises from one of the support cells within the brain - diffuse means it is widely spread and the tumor is normal benign but can be more involved depending on the location and the size ...Read more
JPA: These grade I astrocytomas typically stay in the area where they started and do not spread. They are considered the “most benign” (noncancerous) of all the astrocytomas, though they can cause problems depending on their location. These tumors are often removed by surgery alone. In adults and older children, radiation may follow surgery if the tumor cannot be completely removed. ...Read more