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Are astrocytomas benign or malignant?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Astrocytomas

Astrocytomas are most common malignant brain tumors.

In brief: Astrocytomas

Astrocytomas are most common malignant brain tumors.
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
By definition all are malignant, though some are much more aggressive than others.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends on type

Some forms of astrocytoma are slow growing and may be cured - these are considered relatively benign.
Examples include pilocytic astrocytoma. Other forms of astrocytoma grow fast and rapidly invade great portions of brain without a chance for cure, the worst form called glioblastoma.

In brief: Depends on type

Some forms of astrocytoma are slow growing and may be cured - these are considered relatively benign.
Examples include pilocytic astrocytoma. Other forms of astrocytoma grow fast and rapidly invade great portions of brain without a chance for cure, the worst form called glioblastoma.
Dr. Soren Singel
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