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.
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causes, and treatments of Glioma is available below.
Symptoms of Glioma
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Treatments for Glioma
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Causes of Glioma
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Misdiagnosis and Glioma
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Prognosis for Glioma
Prognosis for Glioma:
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Research about Glioma
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Clinical Trials for Glioma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Definitions of 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)
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)
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