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Surgery for Astrocytoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I have a question
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My cousin has been diagnosed with Astrocytoma
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Im wondering if operation has to be done soon
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When was this diagnosed?
User :   Yesterday
Doctor :   It depends on the extent of the tumor
Doctor :   Can you tell me in what stage it is now?
User :   Its 2.5cmx2.2cmx1.9cm
User :   in tempero occipital lobe
User :   the report does not mention the satge
Doctor :   Low grade ones need to be surgically removed.
User :   does the one above need surgery?
Doctor :   Moderately high grade ones can be treated with radiotherapy.
Doctor :   This tumor probably needs further evaluation, if all factors permit then surgery can be done.
Doctor :   If there is remnant tissue then that can be treated with radiotherapy.

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