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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Astrocytoma

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

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Astrocytoma (6)
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Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Astrocytoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Decadron, DexPak TaperPak, Maxidex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Astrocytoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Temodar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Astrocytoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Skin Biopsy)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Astrocytoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Astrocytoma

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

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hair loss Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Astrocytoma (6)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hemiparesis
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Decadron, DexPak TaperPak, Maxidex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Temodar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (24 evaluations)
Side effects
An overall crappy feeling all the time Nausea
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Astrocytoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Skin Biopsy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin, 5-Loxin Boswellia, Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Fatigue
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Homocysteine Formula, Webber vitamin B6 B12 with folic acid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Astrocytoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Astrocytoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 8
30s 14
40s 10
50s 12
60s 5
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

52% Females
48% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 1

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