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Suggest Treatment For Grade-4 Glioma In An Elderly Person

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Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Question: My father at age 85 just underwent surgery fort a grade4 glioblastoma. . Two tumors removed both aprox 2cm and 6cm diameter on the left side( parietal) area. He is recovering from surgery and has been placed at an intensive rehab center. The main deficit since sugery is loss of 25% visual field in right eye. ( tumor was on left) His only problem now, which is big, it some trouble with receptive language and more in expressiveAny statistics:information on outcome of Gr 4 glioblastoma using surgery, chemo, and radiation?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. Outcome is guarded in old age.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So the treatment of grade 4 glioma in old age will include surgery(which he has already undergone). It should be followed by radiation as well as temozolamide oral drug. However keeping his old age in mind, i would recommend only oral temozolamide therapy . The average survival will be around 2 years.
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Suggest Treatment For Grade-4 Glioma In An Elderly Person

Brief Answer: Hello dear. Outcome is guarded in old age. Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So the treatment of grade 4 glioma in old age will include surgery(which he has already undergone). It should be followed by radiation as well as temozolamide oral drug. However keeping his old age in mind, i would recommend only oral temozolamide therapy . The average survival will be around 2 years. Thanks and regards