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What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately likely

Glioblastoma is not a curable disease in most cases and is very likely to recur after surgery alone.
It is strongly recommended that radiation and chemotherapy be administered in addition to surgery.

In brief: Unfortunately likely

Glioblastoma is not a curable disease in most cases and is very likely to recur after surgery alone.
It is strongly recommended that radiation and chemotherapy be administered in addition to surgery.
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Dr. Igor Yusupov
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Highly likely

Gbm is an infiltrative tumor. Even if everything is removed and the mris look "clean", there are seeds of tumor that extend away from the resection bed.
These will grow and recur. Radiation and chemotherapy are key in slowing this recurrence. However, even with these treatments, the gbm will recur. New therapies such as vaccines, new chemotherapies, and electric field therapy hold some hope.

In brief: Highly likely

Gbm is an infiltrative tumor. Even if everything is removed and the mris look "clean", there are seeds of tumor that extend away from the resection bed.
These will grow and recur. Radiation and chemotherapy are key in slowing this recurrence. However, even with these treatments, the gbm will recur. New therapies such as vaccines, new chemotherapies, and electric field therapy hold some hope.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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