Q. What has to be done for stage 2 glioblastoma?

Answered by
Dr. Chirag Solanki
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 08, 2018

Hello doctor,

One of my very close relatives has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, stage 2. We need immediate consultation and guidance.

Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgery Neuro Surgery Spine Surgery


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According to the MRI report, it looks like high-grade glioma and more likely glioblastoma. Just to correct you, glioblastoma is a grade 4 (highest grade) tumor and it is synonymous with brain cancer. But it needs to be operated. Then only we will get a definite diagnosis and after debulking the tumor, he can undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy if it is a glioblastoma only. Overall prognosis is bad if it is glioblastoma. Surgery with chemo or radiotherapy will only prolong survival by a few months but definite diagnosis can only be done after surgery and biopsy of the tumor.

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