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How successful is surgery in curing malignant glioblastoma surgery?

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Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery

In brief: Helpful

While never curative alone, surgery can be useful in extending life survival in patients with gbm if a) the surgeon feels that greater than than 90% of the tumor can be removed at surgery, b) the surgeon feels that the risk of new neurological deficits are small, and c) the patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery and the recovery.
Radiation or chemotherapy may be added or used instead.

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While never curative alone, surgery can be useful in extending life survival in patients with gbm if a) the surgeon feels that greater than than 90% of the tumor can be removed at surgery, b) the surgeon feels that the risk of new neurological deficits are small, and c) the patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery and the recovery.
Radiation or chemotherapy may be added or used instead.
Dr. Karl Schultz
Dr. Karl Schultz
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Not good alone

The standard management for glioblastoma includes surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Radiation and chemotherapy following surgery is well established to improve the overall survival of patients compared to radiation alone.

In brief: Not good alone

The standard management for glioblastoma includes surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Radiation and chemotherapy following surgery is well established to improve the overall survival of patients compared to radiation alone.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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