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What is Glioma?

What is Glioma?

  • Glioma: A rare type of tumor that occurs from glial cells that make up the central nervous system. These tumors usually occur in the brain but can also occur in the spinal cord and other nerves such as the optic nerve. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
  • Glioma: A benign or malignant brain and spinal cord tumor that arises from glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells). Tumors that arise from astrocytes are called astrocytic tumors or astrocytomas. Tumors that arise from oligodendrocytes are called oligodendroglial tumors. Tumors that arise from ependymal cells are called ependymomas. -- 2004
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Glioma: a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Glioma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Glioma, or a subtype of Glioma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Glioma: Introduction

Types of Glioma:

Broader types of Glioma:

How serious is Glioma?

Prognosis of Glioma: Early detection improves prognosis.
Complications of Glioma: see complications of Glioma

What causes Glioma?

Causes of Glioma: see causes of Glioma

What are the symptoms of Glioma?

Symptoms of Glioma: see symptoms of Glioma

Complications of Glioma: see complications of Glioma

Glioma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Glioma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Glioma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Glioma: see treatments for Glioma
Alternative treatments for Glioma: see alternative treatments for Glioma
Research for Glioma: see research for Glioma

Name and Aliases of Glioma

Main name of condition: Glioma

Other names or spellings for Glioma:

Brain cancer


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