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Anaplastic Astrocytoma (grade III)

Anaplastic astrocytomas are also called malignant astrocytomas. They grow rapidly and spread into nearby tissues. The tumour cells look different from normal cells. The average age of patients developing anaplastic astrocytomas is 41 years.


Treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma may include the following:

  1. Surgery plus radiation therapy , with or without chemotherapy.
  2. A clinical trial of external radiation therapy plus hyperthermia therapy or new methods of delivering radiation therapy.
  3. A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs and biologic therapy following radiation therapy.
  4. A clinical trial of chemotherapy combined with different methods of delivering radiation therapy.








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