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I have a brain tumor anaplastic astrocytoma. What do you do after surgery?
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Chemo and radiation
Surgery for anaplastic astrocytoma is usually followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
This should be discussed in detail with your neurosurgeon and oncologist.

In brief: Chemo and radiation
Surgery for anaplastic astrocytoma is usually followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
This should be discussed in detail with your neurosurgeon and oncologist.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Radiation/chemo
Many people will go on to have radiation and chemotherapy.
Once the combination of these is completed, an additional 6 months of chemotherapy is usually recommended.

In brief: Radiation/chemo
Many people will go on to have radiation and chemotherapy.
Once the combination of these is completed, an additional 6 months of chemotherapy is usually recommended.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Radiation and Chemo
The standard treatment after maximum surgical resection is radiation and temodar (temozolomide).
However, you should be on the look-out for clinical trials as there is a lot of interest in the molecular markers of these tumors. If there are idh1 mutations, for example, there is a better response to the radiation and chemo. Although most of the clinical trials are for grade 4, there are new ones for anaplastics.

In brief: Radiation and Chemo
The standard treatment after maximum surgical resection is radiation and temodar (temozolomide).
However, you should be on the look-out for clinical trials as there is a lot of interest in the molecular markers of these tumors. If there are idh1 mutations, for example, there is a better response to the radiation and chemo. Although most of the clinical trials are for grade 4, there are new ones for anaplastics.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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