from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A malignant tumor of nervous tissue composed of astrocytes.
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- n. A cancer of the brain that originates in astrocytes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tumor of nervous tissue derived from interstitial cells, in which the cells are relatively well-differentiated and resemble astrocytes. The occur primarily in the crebrum and cerebellum.
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"KJ," was suffering from a painful and debilitating condition called astrocytoma, a tumor in his spinal column.
“Because right in the middle of this woman’s brain was an astrocytoma, which is just about the nastiest tumor you can find.”
I have not been told what type of cancer it is i.e. glioblastoma, astrocytoma, meninglioma ony the stage.
Jenni had a biopsy Oct. 15, 2010, and five days later was diagnosed with stage three astrocytoma, a type of brain tumor.
I lost my own husband in February of this year from two malignant brain tumors, a glial and astrocytoma, in the left frontal lobe.
My son was diagnosed with an antiplastic astrocytoma tumor grade 3 on Jan. 9, 2009, he has been on temador and tarceva for a year. also on avastin for about 9 months. would this treatment help. thank you for any information that would help. syd.
My 35 year old daughter has an astrocytoma grade 2 which has caused grand mal seizures.
Do you believe that this vaccine would be effective with an astrocytoma?
And the next day Dr. Valiante called with the news that the tumor was benign, a slow growing pilocytic astrocytoma, generally thought of as a brain tumor one sees in children.
A doctor in Houston eventually made the correct diagnosis: Rory was suffering from a Gliobastoma Multiforme astrocytoma, an especially aggressive type of tumor.