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How are gliomas diagnosed?

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Typically, by a brain scan.This includes a CT scan, an MRI scan, or both. If the brain scan suggests a brain tumor, a biopsy may be performed. It may be done as a separate procedure or, if surgery is recommended, at the time the tumor is removed.

From: Brain Cancer and Gliomas WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: "Adult Brain Tumors."

 

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors."

 

American Cancer Society: "What are Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?"

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Gliomas."

 

UpToDate: "Classification of gliomas."

 

Ostrom, Q 2014 .  ., Neuro Oncol

 

Cern Foundation: "Ependymoma Statistics."

 

World Health Organization: "The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: a summary."

 

American Cancer Society: "Alternating Electric Field Therapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors."

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

 

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Brain Tumors."

 

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors."

 

American Cancer Society: "What are Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors?"

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Types of Gliomas."

 

UpToDate: "Classification of gliomas."

 

Ostrom, Q 2014 .  ., Neuro Oncol

 

Cern Foundation: "Ependymoma Statistics."

 

World Health Organization: "The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: a summary."

 

American Cancer Society: "Alternating Electric Field Therapy for Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors."

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “FDA approves expanded indication for medical device to treat a form of brain cancer,” Oct. 8, 2015.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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