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Do astrocytoma's reoccur at some point even if initially the

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Do astrocytoma's reoccur at some point even if initially the first tumour was successfully removed Dee
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. Davidthere are many different types of astrocytoma brain tumors.there are low grade astrocytomas which are slower growing and less aggressive would usually not need surgery to be removedand there are more aggressive anaplastic astrocytomas which are more aggressive and would tend to need surgery to be removed.both types could potentially recur over time after successful surgery.location of the tumor and size can influence how successful the brain surgery would bedid you have brain surgery for an astrocytoma brain tumor?