Astrocytoma

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What is Astrocytoma?

Astrocytoma are a type of brain tumor known as gliomas. Low grade (grade 1 and 2) and anaplastic astrocytomas (grade 3) are seen more often in younger patients.

What is it like to have Astrocytoma?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Astrocytoma and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron, DexPak TaperPak, Maxidex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Temodar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Skin Biopsy)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin, 5-Loxin Boswellia, Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Homocysteine Formula, Webber vitamin B6 B12 with folic acid)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Astrocytoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Astrocytoma

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hair loss Increased fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
2
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hemiparesis
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron, DexPak TaperPak, Maxidex)
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Temodar)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
An overall crappy feeling all the time Nausea
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Skin Biopsy)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin, 5-Loxin Boswellia, Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Homocysteine Formula, Webber vitamin B6 B12 with folic acid)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Astrocytoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:
You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Astrocytoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 7
30s 14
40s 9
50s 12
60s 5
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

50% Females
50% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from Astrocytoma patients who have completed their condition history
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