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What is Malignant astrocytoma?

What is Malignant astrocytoma?

  • 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.
  • Malignant astrocytoma: A grade III astrocytoma is sometimes called anaplastic astrocytoma. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Malignant astrocytoma: Introduction

Types of Malignant astrocytoma:

Broader types of Malignant astrocytoma:

Who gets Malignant astrocytoma?

Gender Ratio for Malignant astrocytoma: male predominance

What causes Malignant astrocytoma?

Causes of Malignant astrocytoma: see causes of Malignant astrocytoma

What are the symptoms of Malignant astrocytoma?

Symptoms of Malignant astrocytoma: see symptoms of Malignant astrocytoma

Onset of Malignant astrocytoma: usually 48-60 years of age

Can anyone else get Malignant astrocytoma?

More information: see contagiousness of Malignant astrocytoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Malignant astrocytoma

Malignant astrocytoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malignant astrocytoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malignant astrocytoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malignant astrocytoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malignant astrocytoma.
Treatments for Malignant astrocytoma: see treatments for Malignant astrocytoma
Research for Malignant astrocytoma: see research for Malignant astrocytoma

Name and Aliases of Malignant astrocytoma

Main name of condition: Malignant astrocytoma

Other names or spellings for Malignant astrocytoma:

anaplastic astrocytoma, astroctyoma, Grades III and IV, giant-cell glioblastoma

Malignant astrocytoma: Related Conditions

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