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)

(Temodar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Astrocytoma (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Astrocytoma (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Astrocytoma (5)
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Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Astrocytoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Astrocytoma (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin Boswellia)
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)

(BioCurcumin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Flaxseed Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Temodar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Astrocytoma (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Hair loss 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Astrocytoma (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (5)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hemianopia Hemiparesis 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Astrocytoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Astrocytoma (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin Boswellia)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Astrocytoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BioCurcumin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Flaxseed Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Astrocytoma (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Astrocytoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Astrocytoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 8
30s 27
40s 20
50s 18
60s 10
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

56% Female
44% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 59
Not Diagnosed 2

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