Suggest treatment strategies for glioblastoma
Can you please let me know what are the most promising treatment strategies for a glioblastoma?
Not sure if my question is clear. Her astrocytoma is now a glioblastoma and the doctor has implied life expectancy of about two years with chemo and radiation. Specifics about what treatment will be offered havn't yet been disclosed.
a very serious cancer
Hello and thank you for your question.
As you know glioblastoma is a very serious cancer with poor prognosis.
Standard treatments for glioblastoma include surgery if that is possible. Then after surgery the options are chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of chemo and radiation given at the same time. Temozolomide is the most common chemotherapy used.
Here is a site where you can get more information on the current treatments for glioblastoma
Here is a site where you can learn more about promising new treatments that are being studied
I hope some of this information is helpful to you,
can't send hyperlink
Hi and thanks for your follow up.
I can not see a way to insert a hyperlink on this service
I will send you the link to copy and paste again and if it does not work go to
uptodate.com and type in glioblastoma to the search bar and look at patient information, glioblastoma the basics. All patient education on this site is free
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