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Was a healthy 39 year old brain tumor patient who had a grade 3 astrocytoma brain tumor removed with 7 hours of brain surgery?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

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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.

In brief: 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.
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