Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma refers to a variety of brain tumours - astrocytomas, which differ in the degree of malignancy. Glioblastoma develops most often in older men, has a high level of malignancy and poor prognosis. The neoplasm grows rapidly, penetrating the brain tissue in the absence of clear boundaries.

The following main types of tumours are distinguished: 

  • giant cell glioblastoma; 
  • multiform;
  • glio sarcoma.

The most dangerous multiform glioblastoma. This is due to the good blood supply to the focus and rapidly arising vascular necrosis. Accurate diagnosis of a specific type of neoplasm helps to choose the optimal treatment.

The reason for the onset of the disease

Experts identify the following factors that affect the occurrence of pathology:

  • hereditary predisposition; 
  • previous traumatic brain injury; 
  • other brain tumours, especially astrocytomas; 
  • neurofibromatosis; 
  • exposure to ionizing radiation; 
  • cytomegalovirus, herpes IV and other viral infections.

Symptoms 

No need to be shy and postpone a visit to the doctor for a long time. A growing tumour is manifested by these characteristic symptoms: 

  • Blood pressure drops and frequent headaches. 
  • Nausea and often vomiting. 
  • General malaise, increased fatigue, lethargy. 
  • Impaired coordination, lethargy in movements and speech. 
  • Epileptic seizures. 
  • Visual impairment. 
  • Deterioration of memory and mindfulness. 
  • Slimming and loss of appetite.

Diagnosis and treatment of the disease

Tel Aviv Medical Clinic Israel Clinic offers a full range of high-quality medical services at prices that are in accordance with the rates of state institutions. The most experienced doctors in our department will help patients with any form of cancer. All procedures and examination are carried out in an atmosphere of goodwill, using the most advanced informative equipment. Our staff has been specially trained. The patient receives maximum attention and care, a cosy, well-equipped room in which he will be comfortable. Doctors use only proven and effective methods, the most sparing for the body.

Tel Aviv Medical Clinic has certified original drugs for chemotherapy, special instruments for operations. After treatment, the patient is recommended to spend the recovery period in our rehabilitation centre under the supervision of specialists in order to avoid complications. You can get psychological help at the support centre at the multidisciplinary clinic.