Low-Grade Gliomas in Adults - adult astrocytoma

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Astrocytoma - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) adult astrocytoma


Our fact sheet gives you an overview of astrocytomas in adults, how they are treated and answers some of the questions you may have about this type of tumour.

Grade IV tumors are the most aggressive in their growth. Most astrocytomas in adults are high grade. This means the cells look abnormal and.

High-grade astrocytomas grow at a rapid pace and require a different course of treatment. Most astrocytoma tumors in children are low grade. In adults, the.

An astrocytoma is a tumor that arises from the star-shaped cells (astrocytes) that Anaplastic astrocytoma occurs most often in adults between the ages of

Astrocytoma is the most common glial tumor and can occur within the brain and spinal Grade III and IV tumors are more common in adults, are slightly more.