Astrocytoma

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Astrocytoma are a form of tumour that develops in the brain. They come from a specific glial cell called astrocytes, star-shaped brain cells

  • 1. Introduction to Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Astrocytoma is the type of tumor. It develops in the brain. The brain and spinal cord produces most types of glioma. Furthermore, it affects individuals of any age group. The young population mostly suffers from this cancer, hence, accounting for the development of 75% of all n...
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  • 2. Statistics of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Astrocytoma has affected approximately 830 children and teenagers belonging to the age group below 19 years of age in the US region. Around 15% of Pilocytic astrocytoma has affected all brain and other CNS cancers of this age group. The 5-year survival rate of Astrocytoma repre...
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  • 3. Medical illustrations of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Medical illustrations of Astrocytoma mainly includes the illustration of the human brain. The cerebrum is the main section of the brain with a frontal lobe at the front of the skull, the parietal lobe above the occipital lobe, and a temporal lobe below the frontal and parietal ...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Understanding risk factors related to the disease and discussing the concerns with the expertise helps keep the patient more informed. They know about their life and health. while, juvenile malignancies are mostly known to doctors, genetics contributed to the development of cer...
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  • 5. Prevention of Astrocytoma
  • Because the exact cause is unknown, there are no prevention guidelines for Astrocytoma. Electromagnetic waves released by high-voltage cables or even cell phones have been linked to an increased risk of brain cancers ​1,2​. This electromagnetic waves notion has yet to be scientifically validate...
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  • 6. Symptoms and Signs of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Astrocytoma is diagnosed through signs and symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms among this type of tumour patients include headaches, tired and dissatisfied life, seizures not due to high fever, issues with vision such as double vision symptoms, and growth and development t...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary While different tests can determine astrocytoma, there are specific tests that effectively determine the progression of tumor to other body parts, for example, imaging tests determine the spread of tumor within the region. The diagnostic approach of astrocytoma depends upon the...
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  • 8. Stages of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Staging gives clarity to the location of cancer, in addition to information on if it has spread, and whether it has applied to other body sections. Distinct forms of astrocytoma have a different stage and grade descriptions. Tumor with low grade involves no metastasis of CNS or...
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  • 9. Types of treatment for Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary The different types of treatment methods for astrocytoma are explained in detail. Clinical trials have been considered the novel therapeutic method for treating astrocytoma in young people. The gold standard of care is another necessary treatment for astrocytoma. The novel drug...
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  • 10. Clinical trials of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered to be a better method for treating astrocytoma. The use of drugs authorized by US Food and Drug Administration is tested among the participants who are astrocytoma patients. Clinical trials are used for all the four stages of astrocytoma. New trea...
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  • 11. Latest research on Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on Astrocytoma, their related prevention method, their diagnostic approach at the initial phase, and the best treatments strategies, mainly among children. Surgeons are developing and improving imaging tools ...
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  • 12. Coping with Astrocytoma treatment
  • Executive Summary Astrocytoma treatment causes various side effects and alterations to the patient's body. The results of treatment show variations among the children. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effects. Hence, it is diffi...
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  • 13. Follow-up Care of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for Astrocytoma refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after any recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the children's overall health. Both medical and physical examinations are included in the follow-up care of...
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  • 14. Survivorship of Astrocytoma
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of cancer. The individuals under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects in the case of astrocyto...
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  • 15. Astrocytoma Frequently Asked Questions
  • Some of the questions you can ask about Astrocytoma are given below: Questions to Ponder After a Astrocytoma Diagnosis What is the specific location of the Astrocytoma?What is cancer’s grade? What exactly does this imply?What is your knowledge of my child’s tumour kind and treatment opti...
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  • 16. Additional resources of Astrocytoma
  • Low-Grade Astrocytoma Follow-up: Further Outpatient Care, Further Inpatient Care, Inpatient & Outpatient Medications (medscape.com) https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1156429-followup Astrocytoma - Overview - Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/astrocytoma/cdc-20...
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