What is Anaplastic Astroblastoma?

Anaplastic Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor. Astroblastoma cells are usually found in the cerebellum, which controls all voluntary movement. These tumors can be found in major brain areas such as the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, and parietal lobe.

What causes Anaplastic Astroblastoma? Who is affected?

The exact cause for anaplastic astroblastoma is unknown at this current time, but genetics can play a role. Astroblastoma is typically found in children and young adults, although any age group is susceptible to it. Both males and females are affected.

What are the symptoms of Anaplastic Astroblastoma?

There are many symptoms for anaplastic Astroblastoma which include:

  • Headaches
  • Problems with vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Changes in sensations
  • Impaired memory
  • Irritability

How is Anaplastic Astroblastoma treated?

Anaplastic Astroblastoma is treated in many ways. A lot of it has to do with the size of the tumor, tumor growth, and location of the tumor. Most of the time it is treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation.

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