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What is the survival rate for someone with an astrocytoma?
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the grade
Astrocytomas are graded 1-4.
Grade 1 have excellent long term survival, and may be cured with excision. Grade 2 have an average survival of 7-9 years. Grade 3 have an average of 3-5 years. Grade 4, 14 months. These are based on patients that have surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Survival rates are less without these therapies. Newer therapies have recently improved the survival rates

In brief: Depends on the grade
Astrocytomas are graded 1-4.
Grade 1 have excellent long term survival, and may be cured with excision. Grade 2 have an average survival of 7-9 years. Grade 3 have an average of 3-5 years. Grade 4, 14 months. These are based on patients that have surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Survival rates are less without these therapies. Newer therapies have recently improved the survival rates
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Depends on grade
Grade 1 & 2 tumors are considered benign and long survivals are expected.
Grade 3 or anaplastic gliomas 3-5 yrs, and grade 4 or glioblastomas tend to have shorter survival periods depending on age, sex, resectability, and presence or absence of seizures..

In brief: Depends on grade
Grade 1 & 2 tumors are considered benign and long survivals are expected.
Grade 3 or anaplastic gliomas 3-5 yrs, and grade 4 or glioblastomas tend to have shorter survival periods depending on age, sex, resectability, and presence or absence of seizures..
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