- Q What are gliomas?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyIn adults, the most common malignant primary brain tumors are gliomas. The most common type of glioma, also the most aggressive, is called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and accounts for roughly 30% of all primary brain tumors. The next most aggressive... Full Answer
- Q How can rehabilitation help in the treatment of a brain tumor?
Rehabilitation can be a very important part of the treatment plan. The goals of rehabilitation depend on your needs and how the tumor has affected your ability to carry out daily activities. Some people may never regain all the abilities they had before... Full Answer
- Q Will I need therapy after brain tumor treatment?
There are all kinds of therapy options available after an illness or surgery. It's possible after being treated for a brain tumor that you may have some physical issues. You may need physical therapy or have balance problems and physical weakness. You... Full Answer
- Q What are the different grades of brain tumors?
Doctors group brain tumors by grade. The grade of a tumor refers to the way the cells look under a microscope: Grade I: The tissue is benign. The cells look nearly like normal brain cells, and they grow slowly. Grade II: The tissue is malignant. The... Full Answer
- Q How are primary brain tumors diagnosed?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyThe standard imaging for primary brain tumors is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadolinium contrast. MRI shows brain anatomy, as well as presence of any small tumors, in better detail than computed tomography (CT). Occasionally, positron emission... Full Answer