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What Is The Survival Rate Of Patients With Anaplastic Astrocytoma
The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106 (4):575-81.).
The most important factor in determining the survival time period is the extent to which the tumor is removed surgically. ...Read more
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
Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is based on the amount of tumor resected and the response to the various therapies. Long term survival, that is greater than 10 years, are not common. ...Read more
For brain cancer what is the typical survival rate grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. All I have found is 3-5 years?
Depends on the grade: Astrocytomas are graded 1-4. Grade 1 have excellent long term survival, and may be cured with excision. Grade 2 have an average survival of 7-9 years. Grade 3 have an average of 3-5 years. Grade 4, 14 months. These are based on patients that have surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Survival rates are less without these therapies. Newer therapies have recently improved the survival rates ...Read more
Depends on the type: This is quite variable depending on grade)1 through 4) and type (oligoastrocytoma v. pure astrocytoma for example). The prognosis is worse for higher grade astrocytomas, but survival is improving for all astrocytomas due to better treatment. ...Read more
Astrocytoma: It depends. Ask your oncologist. Get asap if you don't have one. Sometimes they respond to new chemotherpay agents. Some are resectable, some respond to radiation. ...Read more
Depends on location: If your question is whether the patient may recover from the symptoms of the the tumor, it depends on the size, the location, the extent of surgery and the response to chemotherapy/radiation therapy. If your question is whether the person will ever be cured of the tumor, that is unlikely. You can hope for long term remission (5-10 years)and the possibility of new therapies that are on the horizon. ...Read more
Was a healthy 39 year old brain tumor patient who had a grade 3 astrocytoma brain tumor removed with 7 hours of brain surgery?
Question is vague: It seems that you are asking if it is possible for a 39 yo to have a grade iii astrocytoma and undergo 7 hours of brain surgery. This is not an unusual scenario. Often times these tumors are infiltrative and take a lot of time to dissect and remove. The prognosis is dependent on molecular markers, response to chemo and radiation. Work closely with your neurosurgeon, oncologist, radiation oncologist. ...Read more
Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question. ...Read more
Stage-Dependent: Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, direct extension to the skin or chest wall muscles, and unique molecular features of the tumor. Published rates of 5-yr survival (http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage) vary quite a bit based on these variables, between 15%-93%. ...Read more
Poor survival rate: Brainstem gliomas are primary brain tumors that arise from the glial tissue and are usually astrocytomas (grades 1-4). Diagnosis is by mri. Rarely are these biopsied or operated upon because of their critical location in the brainstem. For the highest grade, survival is on the order of months. The lower grade may survive a couple of years. Radiation and chemotherapy do play a role in treatment. ...Read more
Mesothelioma is a very serious disease.
Not an easy answer and depends on a number of factors (time and stage at diagnosis, age, surgical operability, other medical issues)
5year survival has been quoted between 5-10%; One international study found 21 month survival w Stage 1 to 12 months w Stage 4. Consider a team approach w surgeon, radiation & medical oncology, pathology, and radiology ...Read more
That is very variable and it is essential that you sit down with your doctors and fully understand what they are telling you.
The possibilities for good are what you want to hear and I hope that is the case.
If they express concern you will frightened but please keep in mind that the methods for controlling cancers are moving forward very rapidly.
I, and all others, wish you well. ...Read more
Life expectancy: Prognosis depends on patient age, location of the tumor and extent of resection. This is a tumor with close to 100% death rate. Expected length of survival (3months, 6months, about 1 year) is often used to describe what to expect. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the other aspects of the disease process; vital signs, labs, how the patient appears. Septicemia is simply the presence of bacteria in blood, and is a fairly old term. Sepsis is the idea that there is an infection that is causing a systemic response (fever, high white cell count, fast heart rate, fast breathing rate). ...Read more
What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant.?
5 year=53.5%: As long as it's localized in lungs ...Read more
CAD: In general an ejection fraction of 17% due to multivessel coronary artery disease, and with just one patent artery would have a mortality rate of perhaps 10%/year. Making predictions for an individual is however fraught with variables and these 'survival rates' are only very coarse estimates. ...Read more
What is a layman's description of small cell stage 4 lung cancer and Survival rate of patient agreed mid 30's?
34 year old Male Patient with Permanent Afib, CHF, defibrillater inplant, Morbidly obese what would yu say his survival rate is?
Morbidly obese: Not sure I can give a survival rate but we can talk about what may prolong your life and potentially resolve some of these issues -- weight loss surgery. Have you considered your options when it comes to bariatric/weight loss surgery? ...Read more
What's the survival rate of stage4 breast cancer? My mom is a stage 4 patient for several years now.
Doesn't Matter: This is great news - focus in the time you have with your mother. Today women are living longer with stage 4 breast cancer due to better treatments, targeted therapies and growing understanding that breast cancer is not one disease. Congratulations. ...Read more
Temozolamide: Is used in lower doses as a daily oral drug during 6 weeks of radiotherapy, and then for 6 cycles afterward in a higher dose schedule. ...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
What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?
I am a 33 yr old female with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, was first diagnosed 18 months ago, it is unoperable due to where it sits, but lately I have noticed my headaches getting worse, is this something to be worried about?
What are the chances of a brain tumor anaplastic astrocytoma gr 3 reaccuring in a child if the tumor was removed?
Astrocytoma: Anaplastic astrocytoma is a rare malignant brain tumor. Astrocytomas are tumors that develop from certain star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes. Grades I or ii astrocytomas are nonmalignant and may be referred to as low-grade. Grades iii and IV astrocytomas are malignant and may be referred to as high-grade astrocytomas. ...Read more
Chemoradiation: I would recommend proceeding with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. These tumors have a high likelihood of recurring. Chemoradiation gives the best chance to minimize that risk. Despite stories of how bad chemotherapy and radiation can be, these are 'life saving medicines' and 'healing beams.' I would recommend giving yourself the best chances you can. ...Read more
After ressection on a milagnant grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma is temodar (temozolomide) and radiation the best treatment option? If not what else is available?
Yes: The standard of care is radiation and temador after resection. Since this is an aggressive cancer the alternatives are research trials. But it's been decades and very slow progress has been made. When further recurrence occurs more surgery plus radioactive implants or radiosurgery may be tried but has shown little benefit. ...Read more
Husband had surgery to remove anaplastic astrocytoma in oct. Finishes radiation therapy next week. Just started getting cold sweats. Is this normal?
Possible/ talk to MD: Taking steroids? Usually patients are on some dose of steroids this far along the treatments. The blood sugar levels can get ultered while on steroids. Monitor that and if it is ok, want to make sure there is no infections etc. If all is well, taking good dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) before bedtime usually helps. ...Read more
Jean has an anaplastic astrocytoma last august. Had surgery and radiation. Had his follow up mri after radiation...showing a lump doc didn't say more?
Lump not good: It sounds like there is residual tumor. Best talk to your doctor. A aplastic tumors of any kind are difficult to treat. Best to find out what else the scan showed ...Read more
Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?
Not strange: Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of lowering your white blood cell counts and making you more susceptible to certain infections. It is generally well-tolerated however, more so than most other agents used for astrocytomas. There are no "strange" side-effects that I know of. Talk to your doctors. ...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
This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more
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