What is Gliosarcoma Prognosis?

Q:
What is gliosarcoma prognosis?

A:
Gliosarcoma prognosis refers to the prediction of the course of gilosarcoma, a malignant, rare type of brain tumor that originates from the glial brain cells. It occurs more often in the elderly than in people of other ages.

Causes

Gliosarcoma belongs to hereditary disorder. The unusual structure, more specifically, the miss or mutation of genes is the main cause of the disease. It may also result from exposing to radiation.

Symptoms

The symptoms of gliosarcoma vary depending on the location and size of the tumor. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Vision problems
  • Cognitive problems
  • Vomiting
  • Unsteadiness
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Nausea

Diagnosis

Gliosarcoma can be diagnosed through CT, angiography and MRI.

Treatment

Different location and severity of gliosarcoma should apply various treatment options. For asymptomatic tumors at low grade, watchful waiting is suggested to further determinate treatment preferences. Other general options comprise of:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy

Prognosis and Prevention

Studies are now being conducted in finding out the possible outcome for patients with the disease, instead of the exact prognosis of the treatment. Delayed or untreated options can be fatal in severe cases.

The genetic type of gliosarcoma can hardly be prevented. So, efforts are made in keeping the radiation-induced form from occurring. For this reason, it is advised to keep the amount of radiation exposure as low as possible.

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Keywords: gliosarcoma prognosis; symptoms; treatment; brain tumor

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