7 doctors weighed in:

How long can you live with a glioma brain tumor?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some gliomas are low grade, grow slowly, and are highly treatable, so patients live many years with them. Others are high grade, rapidly growing, and respond poorly to treatment, and do survival is shorter. Age, extent of resection, and some other genetic, epigenetic, and pathological variables also affect survival.
Ask your doctor for referral to an expert.

In brief: Depends

Some gliomas are low grade, grow slowly, and are highly treatable, so patients live many years with them. Others are high grade, rapidly growing, and respond poorly to treatment, and do survival is shorter. Age, extent of resection, and some other genetic, epigenetic, and pathological variables also affect survival.
Ask your doctor for referral to an expert.
Dr. Douglas Miller
Dr. Douglas Miller
Thank
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on type and

Location. Less aggressive (low grade) tumors are easier to treat with good results.
Every person is unique, but here are some data regarding survival in children if low grade and completely resected, 90% survival at 10 years with rare recurrence risk. Nonpilocytic tumors are more aggressive. Please talk about this with your doctor/medical team - don't deal with this on your own.

In brief: Depends on type and

Location. Less aggressive (low grade) tumors are easier to treat with good results.
Every person is unique, but here are some data regarding survival in children if low grade and completely resected, 90% survival at 10 years with rare recurrence risk. Nonpilocytic tumors are more aggressive. Please talk about this with your doctor/medical team - don't deal with this on your own.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Many variables

Age of patient. Degree of resection (if possible).
Histologic grade (how nasty under the microscope). It can be from months for the worth ones to decades or longer for the best. In general, get to a center that has a "team" approach and work forward in that sense. Rules are not perfect: I have had a very reviewed gbm live 10 years and a 3yo with a jpa resected fully pass quickly.

In brief: Many variables

Age of patient. Degree of resection (if possible).
Histologic grade (how nasty under the microscope). It can be from months for the worth ones to decades or longer for the best. In general, get to a center that has a "team" approach and work forward in that sense. Rules are not perfect: I have had a very reviewed gbm live 10 years and a 3yo with a jpa resected fully pass quickly.
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors