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What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Generally Benign

This is a neoplasm of the brain that generally affects children and teenagers.
They are considered generally benign and are classified as grade 2 astrocytomas. They develop from astrocytes which are cells of our brains. They are usually slow growing and often present with sudden onset of seizures due to pressure in the brain. Very rarely do these tumors undergo malignant transformation.

In brief: Generally Benign

This is a neoplasm of the brain that generally affects children and teenagers.
They are considered generally benign and are classified as grade 2 astrocytomas. They develop from astrocytes which are cells of our brains. They are usually slow growing and often present with sudden onset of seizures due to pressure in the brain. Very rarely do these tumors undergo malignant transformation.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Brain neoplasm.

This is a brain neoplasm that occurs more commonly in children and teenagers.
They arise from the cerebral hemispheres (upper most sections) and in contact with the leptomeninges. They are formed through the mitosis of astrocytes.

In brief: Brain neoplasm.

This is a brain neoplasm that occurs more commonly in children and teenagers.
They arise from the cerebral hemispheres (upper most sections) and in contact with the leptomeninges. They are formed through the mitosis of astrocytes.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: The word is

Greek meaning "muliple varying shapes", and in descriptice light pathology, usually conveyed poorly differentiated, at risk for metastasis, such as pleomorphic liposarcomas were always grade 3-4.

In brief: The word is

Greek meaning "muliple varying shapes", and in descriptice light pathology, usually conveyed poorly differentiated, at risk for metastasis, such as pleomorphic liposarcomas were always grade 3-4.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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