from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A malignant tumor of nervous tissue composed of astrocytes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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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- noun medicine A
cancerof the brainthat originates in astrocytes
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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.”
Jenni had a biopsy Oct. 15, 2010, and five days later was diagnosed with stage three astrocytoma, a type of brain tumor.
I have not been told what type of cancer it is i.e. glioblastoma, astrocytoma, meninglioma ony the stage.
Do you believe that this vaccine would be effective with an astrocytoma?
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.
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.