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Gliosarcoma

Gliosarcoma: Introduction

Gliosarcoma: A type of brain tumor that originates from glial cells. The tumor may grow rapidly and symptom will vary depending on the exact location and size of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gliosarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Gliosarcoma

Treatments for Gliosarcoma

  • Treatment of brain tumors depends upon the type and staging of the tumor, its size and position in the brain, as well as the age and other health problems that the patient may have. Treatments may include:
    • Watchful waiting - for low grade asymptomatic tumors
    • Surgical excision
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy - usually reserved for management of recurrence, but current interest in its use for initial treatment of low grade tumors
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Gliosarcoma:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Gliosarcoma?

Gliosarcoma: Complications

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Causes of Gliosarcoma

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Gliosarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Gliosarcoma

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Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed...read more »

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Gliosarcoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Gliosarcoma

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Gliosarcoma:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Gliosarcoma, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Gliosarcoma: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Gliosarcoma: Animations

Research about Gliosarcoma

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Clinical Trials for Gliosarcoma

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Gliosarcoma include:

Statistics for Gliosarcoma

Gliosarcoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Gliosarcoma:

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

 

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