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Doctor insights on: Medicine For 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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How is oligodendroglioma monitored? How will I know if treatment is working?

How is oligodendroglioma monitored? How will I know if treatment is working?

Serial MRI's: In most cases, followup MRI's are used to assess size and response to therapies. Your neurosurgeon can explain more. Read more

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

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

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

Natural Hx: Is extended. If there is a deletion of portions of chromsome 1 and 19, chemotherapy may further improve odds. Individual survivl is never known, the median survival is 7 years. 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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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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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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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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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. Read more

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. Read more

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What is best medicine for dadar?

What is best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is. .. please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) Read more