What Does Glioblastoma Mean?

Q:
What does glioblastoma mean?

A:
Glioblastoma means a serious physical problem. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is a kind of brain cancer and is the most common kind of malignant brain tumor among adults. Glioblastoma can develop and spread in fast pace. Its possible signs include headaches, nausea, and some symptoms like those of strokes. Worsening of symptoms often is rapid. And it is very difficult to cure this disease.

The most common length of survival after diagnosis is 12 to 15 months. With proper treatments, about 3% to 5% of people will survive longer than five years. But without treatments, patient will survive only 3 months.

However, study found that a small number of patients who have glioblastoma live more than 10–20 years with proper medical treatments. Therefore, people may survive if they follow the proper treatments and have positive attitudes.

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