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Malignant astrocytoma

Malignant astrocytoma: Introduction

Malignant astrocytoma: A very malignant primary brain tumor consisting of astrocytes. The tumor spreads throughout the brain and a third of patients dying in the first year. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant astrocytoma is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant astrocytoma

Treatments for Malignant astrocytoma

  • Tretament of astrocytomas depends upon the grade or type, and the location of the tumor within the brain, as well as the age and other health problems that the patient might have. Treatments include:
    • Watchful waiting for low grade astrocytomas
    • Antiepileptic medication
    • Surgery
    • Chemotherapy - usually used in relapsed disease, but some work being done on use as first line agent in low grade tumors
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Malignant astrocytoma

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