Glioma Brain Tumor Cells

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014. | Cancer

Glioma Brain Tumor Cells

Glioma Brain Tumor Cells are tumors that arise from astrocytes—the star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like,” or supportive tissue of the brain. GBM location found in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, but can be found in the spinal cord or brain. 
 
 
Gliomas are also classified by the type of cells they affect. The types of glioma are:
 
  • Astrocytoma — develop in the connective tissue cells, called astrocytes
  • Mixed glioma — develop from more than one type of glial cell
  • Brainstem glioma — develop in the brain stem
  • Optic nerve glioma — develop in or around the optic nerve
  • Oligodendroglioma — develop in the supportive tissue cells of the brain, called oliogendroctyes
  • Ependymoma — develop from ependymal cells
 
Symptoms of Glioma Brain Tumor includes :
 
– Seizures
– Headches
– Numbness
– Personality changes
– Weakness in the arms or legs
 
 
Actually GBM cause is not known, but the first step for treating GBM are  a procedure to make a diagnosis, relieve pressure on the brain, and safely remove as much tumor as possible through surgery. If surgery cant remove tumor, radiation and chemotherapy may be used to slow the growth of tumors. 
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