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What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?
10 doctors weighed in

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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