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Astrocytoma: the most common adult brain tumor by pathologystudent Posted Mon 25 Jul 2011 7:00am We’ll start out our little series on brain tumors with astrocytomas, the most common type of brain tumor in adults (accounting for 80% of all primary brain tumors in adults). Backing up a moment to our little  classification scheme , astrocytomas are within a larger category of brain tumors called gliomas, which arise from – you guessed ... Read on »
Neuropathology Focus of New SNO President's Address Today by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 4:14pm Over 1400 attendees at 2011 SNO meeting in Anaheim                    Dr. Aldape discussed brain tumor biomarkers                 Same view as above, at 40X Neuropathlogy took center stage at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) meeting today as Dr. Kenneth D. Aldape , neuropathogist at the ... Read on »
Best Post of November, 2011: Neuropathology Focus of New SNO President's Address by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 May 2012 10:06am The next in our "Best Post of the Month" series is from November 18, 2011: Over 1400 attendees at 2011 SNO meeting in Anaheim                    Dr. Aldape discussed brain tumor biomarkers                 Same view as above, at 40X Neuropathology took center stage at the Society for Neu ... Read on »
Pilocytic astrocytoma: the astrocytoma with good manners by pathologystudent Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 1:21pm In case you just joined us, we’re doing a series on brain tumors (so far we’ve had an overview and a look at astrocytoma ). Today we’ll talk about pilocytic astrocytoma, a brain tumor that generally behaves pretty well. Pilocytic astrocytomas (also called grade I out of IV astrocytomas) are pretty unique both in the way they look and in ... Read on »
Neurosurgery for brain tumours by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 30 Jan 2012 6:28am This article provides an informative overview of the various types of tumours found in adults and children. It gives advice on the symptoms and treatments for various brain tumours and will be of help to anyone seeking the latest neurosurgical treatments. Brain tum ... Read on »
1st Opinion Neurosurgeon Follow-up Appointment by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 7:15pm Just got home from 1st Opinion Neurosurgeon Follow-up Appointment. He said the EEG showed no Epilepsy activity, so that is great! PET Scan says that from the test they believe it to be a low grade tumor, but then adds in the summary at the end of the report "if malignancy is confirmed, then this is likely to be of low grade in nature"...w ... Read on »
1 Year Ago Today... by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 12:00am my world came crashing down, the day my Doctor rang me to tell me my diagnosis was a low grade astrocytoma brain tumor. The immediate thought for me was not for myself but for my 2 children that may eventually have been without a mother. You are suddenly made to question your own mortality and this is something no one should have to d ... Read on »
CyberKnife® revolutionary radiosurgery – what can and cannot be treated by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 11 Jan 2012 3:42am CyberKnife®, a robotic radiosurgery treatment, was developed in the 1990’s and has since been used to treat over 100,000 patients. The ‘surgery’ is in fact an alternative form of radiotherapyThe treatment of disease using radiation. involving hundreds of pencil thin beams of radiationEnergy in the form of waves o ... Read on »
Brian is diagnosed - the rest of the week, Miracle Monday by Angie O. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:56pm Today’s miracle Monday Post continues our story. If you would like to read from the beginning, simply click on the miracles label on the left-hand side and read in ascending order by post date. Last week, we concluded with the morning after Brian was first admitted to the hospital. We have been at the hospital for about 12 hours at t ... Read on »
Please Honor Dylan's Memory by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:34pm On June 29, 2007, Dylan and his family were hit with the terrible news, he had a brain tumor and needed emergency surgery. The massive tumor was removed on July 6th. Dylan was diagnosed with a high-grade Astrocytoma/Glioblastoma, a stage 4 cancer. Dylan was a friendly, happy and caring boy. When he should have been enjoying his ... Read on »