1.Risk FactorsWhile glioblastoma are more common in males and persons older than 50, they do not discriminate when it comes to age, gender, or ethnicity.
2.Difference in SymptomsThe symptoms for any brain tumor vary widely depending on the location from where the tumor originates and the rate of tumor growth. Some symptoms are silent and only found when a brain scan is incidentally done for another reason.
3.Common SymptomsOther typical symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures. Tumors frequently cause subtle personality changes and memory loss or even disturbances in speech and language.
4.DiagnosisMost patients with glioblastoma undergo a CT scan, followed by MRI. The actual pathological diagnosis has to be made at the time of surgery where tissue is removed and examined by a neuropathologist.
5.TreatmentThe standard treatment for glioblastomas is maximal safe resection, followed by concurrent radiation and an oral chemotherapy called temolozomide over a 6-week period. Upon the completion of radiation, 6-12 cycles of adjuvant temolozide are given five days in a row every four weeks.
6.CurabilityGlioblastomas are not surgically curable, but there is good evidence that the more tumor that can be removed, the better the prognosis
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