What are the stages of glioblastoma?
Glioblastoma is a agressive type of brain or spinal cancer, which means it can grow fast and spread quickly. It may occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older adults. In addition, there is no cure and it can be very difficult to treat.
The stages or grades of the glioblastoma range from 1 to 4. The higher the grade, the more agressive the cancer. However, However, it often begins as Grade 4 cancer without evidence of a lower grade precursor. This is the most common form of glioblastoma. In addition, it may progress from a lower grade tumor(Grade 2 or Grade3) into Grade 4 over time.
Glioblastomas are usually diagnosed as either IDH-wildtype or IDH-mutant. IDH-wildtype glioblastomas are more common and tend to be more aggressive. With standard treatment, the average survival rate for adults with IDH-wildtype, is approximately 11-15 months.
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