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Is Glioblastoma Multiforme hereditary?
Published By scheng1 on 2012-01-22 145 Views

Glioblastoma Multiforme is the deadliest brain tumor.

In the cancer classification, Stage 1 means localized. Stage 2 means locally advanced stage, Stage 3 means locally advanced stage and affect the lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm.

Stage 4 is the last stage, meaning the cancer has spared to the other parts of the body. Most cancers or tumors in Stage 4 are incurable and inoperable

While some cancers progress from Stage 1 to Stage 4, Glioblastoma Multiforme does not progress in this manner. Glioblastoma Multiforme is definitely a Stage 4 cancer. The survival rate into the fifth year is almost nil.

Most patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme do not even survive to the third year.

Is Glioblastoma Multiforme hereditary?

No. There is no evidence to show that Glioblastoma Multiforme is hereditary. Glioblastoma

Multiforme does not even spread within the body. Glioblastoma Multiforme is a primary cancer that affects only the brain.

Who are at risk for Glioblastoma Multiforme?

The statistics show that Male over 50 years old form the bulk of the Glioblastoma Multiforme patients pool.

In term of ethnicity, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos have higher risk of getting Glioblastoma Multiforme.

While the causes of Glioblastoma Multiforme are unknown, some studies show that people with certain genetic disorders, such as Neurofibromatosis, Turcot syndrome, Tuberous sclerosis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease are at higher risk of getting brain tumor.

That does not mean that Glioblastoma Multiforme does not affect other age groups. Female does get Glioblastoma Multiforme as well. Boys and young adults do get Glioblastoma Multiforme too.

While some people blame the popularity of cell phones for causing Glioblastoma Multiforme, they forget that Glioblastoma Multiforme is a very rare condition. If cell phones can cause the deadly brain tumor, more people would have died from it.

There is no direct link to prove that the radiation from cell phones cause Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Why is it so hard to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme?

There are a few reasons why Glioblastoma Multiforme is considered an incurable condition.

1. Glioblastoma Multiforme is very resistant to treatment.

There is simply no cure for it. The conventional treatments for cancers can prolong life by making the cancer cells grow slower. However, that does not mean that the drugs or treatments can stop the cancer from growing.

2. Inoperable due to risks of brain damage

The risks of brain damage prevent many patients from getting rid of the tumor. The conventional therapies may cause permanent brain damages, and yet are not effective in halting the growth of the tumor.

3. Brain is bad at self repair.

Certain organs in the body are marvelous at self repair. However, brain cells are extremely had at it. Brain damage is often irreversible due to the inability to self repair.

4. Blood-brain barrier.

Most drugs face the challenge of the blood-brain barrier. Blood-brain barrier restricts many chemicals from the blood to reach the brain. It is hard for drugs to cross the Blood-brain barrier to heal the brain and perform healing.

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