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Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: GBM?

Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy.
It is the most common primary brain tumor (cancer). Perhaps the patient might consider entering/enrolling into a GBM treatment study?

In brief: GBM?

Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy.
It is the most common primary brain tumor (cancer). Perhaps the patient might consider entering/enrolling into a GBM treatment study?
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This can vary

I assume you are referring to a Glioblastoma Multiforme, also known as GBM. In general as much tumor as can be removed safely is beneficial followed by radiation therapy.
Younger patients should also receive chemotherapy. The answer would be best reviewed with your Neurosurgeon and Oncologist. I would consider experimental trials too. Best of luck.

In brief: This can vary

I assume you are referring to a Glioblastoma Multiforme, also known as GBM. In general as much tumor as can be removed safely is beneficial followed by radiation therapy.
Younger patients should also receive chemotherapy. The answer would be best reviewed with your Neurosurgeon and Oncologist. I would consider experimental trials too. Best of luck.
Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
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Dr. Christopher Duma
Glioblastoma is one of my specialties. With good surgical resection, radiation therapy, temozolomide chemotherapy (a pill) and gamma Knife radiosurgery boost to the "tentacles" insinuating themselves through the brain. we have a 23 month median survival (versus 16 mo best medical therapy). 12% of our patients are alive at 7 years. Please look at my website: www.cduma.com
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