Brain Cancer and Gliomas
Glioma is canada goose outlet winnipeg a broad category ofbrainand spinal cord tumors that come from glial cells brain cells that support nerve cells.
The symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of a glioma depend on the person’s age, the exact type of tumor, and the location of the tumor within thebrain. These tumors tend to grow and infiltrate into the normalbraintissue, which makes surgical removal very difficult or sometimes impossible and complicates treatment.
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There are no lifestyle risk factors associated with malignant gliomas. This includes alcohol, cigarette smoking, or cell phone use.
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Gliomas are named based on the specific type of glioma, or brain cell, affected. According to the American Cancer Society, there are three types of gliomas, including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and ependymomas.
Ependymomas make up less than 2% of all brain tumors and less than10% of all brain tumors in children. These tumors come from the ependymal cells and because they do not spread into the normal brain tissue, some ependymomas can be cured by surgery. They rarely spread outside the brain. But they do have canada goose outlet a high risk of local recurrence and thus are considered malignant.
Astrocytomas start in brain buy canada goose uk cells calledastrocytes. Most of these brain tumors cannot be cured because they spread all through the normal brain tissue. Astrocytomas are usually classified based on on criteria used by a doctor examining thebiopsyunder a microscope. Tumors that are canada goose outlet store toronto grade 1 grow the slowest, while canada goose outlet uk grade 4 tumors, the highest grade,are the fastest growing.
canada goose coats on sale Oligodendrogliomas are tumors that spread in a similar manner to astrocytomas. Some of these tumors may be slow growing but still spread into nearby tissue. Sometimes they can be cured. A higher grade anaplastic oligodendroglioma grows and spreads more quickly and usually can’t be cured. canada goose coats on sale
What Are the Symptoms of a Glioma?
Symptoms of a glioma are similar to those produced by other malignant brain tumors and depend on the area of the brain affected. The most common symptom is headache affecting about half of all people with a brain tumor. Other symptoms can include seizures, memory loss, physical weakness, loss of muscle control, visual symptoms, language problems, cognitive decline, and personality changes. These symptoms may change, according to which part of the brain is affected.
Symptoms may worsen or change as the tumor continues to grow and destroys brain cells, compresses parts of the brain, and causes swelling in the brain and pressure in the canada goose outlet online uk skull.
How Are Gliomas Diagnosed?
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How Are Gliomas Graded?
Gliomas are characterized by subtypes and by a numerical grading system. The grade of a tumor means how the cancer cells appear under a microscope. Grade I tumors grow slowly and can sometimes be totally removed by surgery, while grade IV tumors are fast growing, aggressive, and difficult to treat.
According to https://www.canadagooseoutlets.biz the current World Health Organization (WHO) scheme, malignant astrocytomas are classified and graded as follows:
Grade I gliomas include pilocytic canada goose outlet uk sale astrocytomas and are more common in children.
Grade II tumors are diffuse astrocytomas and are low grade.
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Grade IVglioblastomaare considered high grade.
The oligodendroglial tumors are classified as follows:
Grade II or low grade oligodendroglioma
Grade III or anaplastic oligodendroglioma.
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How Are Gliomas Treated?
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