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Brain surgery done after diagnosed with brain cancer, part of tumor removed, still inoperable areas left. What will happen when tumor progresses?

Hi, MY father had brain surgery yesterday and he has been diagnosed with brain cancer i believe it is gbm. The doctor has given him a year or less. The doctor was able to get part of the tumor that was in his temporal area but he still has three left that are inoperable? What kind of path will we see as the cancer progresses? Thank you for your help,
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), also called glioblastoma, is a fast growing glioma that develops from star-shaped glial cells (astrocytes) that support nerve cells. GBM is classified as a grade IV astrocytoma. These are the most invasive type of glial tumors, rapidly growing, and commonly spread to nearby brain tissue.In adults, GBM occurs most often in the cerebral hemispheres, especially in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. GBM is a devastating brain cancer that typically results in death in the first 15 months after diagnosis.
 Symptoms vary depending on the location of the brain tumor, but may include any of the following:
Persistent headaches
Double or blurred vision
Loss of appetite
Changes in mood and personality
Changes in ability to think and learn
New seizures
Speech difficulty of gradual onset

All these symptoms will gradually worsen as the disease progresses.
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