Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
brain tumor prognosis
Can a 29 year old with a low grade glioma that has a 75% resection have a normal life expectancy?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
657231 tn?1453836403
Low grade is a good thing - it means that it is a slow grower. There are many different types of gliomas - so that makes for a variable. Her previous health (was it great or so so) and habits (smoker, drinker etc) are also variables - so with so many variables - it is really tough to say anything with so little information. After surgery, she may need radiation and/or chemo - it all depends on the tumor.

I appreciate that you are very worried for your friend. I would just be there and do all you can while she is going through this. Surgery itself is tough and the medications afterward can mess with personality - as steroids can make you a bit short (aka roid rage) and she is going to be confused, not have much memory capacity for a while (anesthesia kinda messes with you too) so just being a supportive friend, not judgemental and hanging in even if times get tough will be what she needs.

We are here for you and for your friend - her doc is the best source of information right now...I do hope that her being young and hopefully healthy before that she does really well!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Pain Tracker
Pain
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Jeanie0 commented on life after brain tumo...
Feb 16
Avatar universal
Blank
pamelcamil commented on life after brain tumo...
Feb 08
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on photo
Feb 06
Top Cancer Answerers
657231 tn?1453836403
Blank
Northern, NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Brain/Pituitary Tumors Community Resources