Acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor. Despite the name, these tumors do not develop from the acoustic nerve. They start in the vestibular nerve, which is associated with balance. Acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor. Despite the name, these tumors do not develop from the acoustic nerve.
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm thought to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. The evidence for this is the location of the tumors (along the neuraxis), the similar immunohistochemical staining patterns, and the demonstration that notochordal cells are preferentially left behind in the clivus and sacrococcygeal regions when the remainder of the notochord regresses during fetal life.
Grade IV tumors are the most aggressive in their growth. Most astrocytomas in adults are high grade. This means the cells look abnormal and grow quickly. There are several types of astrocytoma: Anaplastic astrocytomas are rare. They are grade III tumors that grow quickly and spread to nearby tissue.
It's a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. I have an IDH mutation which is apparently good, but still waiting on results about MGMT. I already had a resection and they were able to get 98% of the tumor out. I start radiation on May 30th and will be starting temodar that day as well. As a 29 year old female, I was just rushed through an IVF cycle in ...