5 doctors weighed in:

What is the difference between glioblastoma and glioma?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Kyei
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: GBM is agressive

Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor of the brain.
It often invasive and agressive form of brain tumor whereas glioma is often a benign primary brain tumor. Glioblastoma has the tedency to spread locally or to other part of the brain. Treatment of glioblastoma includes combination of surgery, radiatoin with or without chemotherapy. Gliomas usually do not spread and are treated by resection alone.

In brief: GBM is agressive

Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor of the brain.
It often invasive and agressive form of brain tumor whereas glioma is often a benign primary brain tumor. Glioblastoma has the tedency to spread locally or to other part of the brain. Treatment of glioblastoma includes combination of surgery, radiatoin with or without chemotherapy. Gliomas usually do not spread and are treated by resection alone.
Dr. Mark Kyei
Dr. Mark Kyei
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Worse and bad

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of glioma.
Gliomas are classified by their type and grade. Lower grade lesions are not benign but carry a better prognosis than higher grade lesions. Different types of gliomas are derived from different cells in the brain. Glioblastoma tends to infiltrate the brain and can almost never be totally removed surgically. It has a very poor prognosis.

In brief: Worse and bad

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of glioma.
Gliomas are classified by their type and grade. Lower grade lesions are not benign but carry a better prognosis than higher grade lesions. Different types of gliomas are derived from different cells in the brain. Glioblastoma tends to infiltrate the brain and can almost never be totally removed surgically. It has a very poor prognosis.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors