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About Glioblastoma


A neurologist will give you an exam and request testing to be done depending on your symptoms.

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Diagnosing glioblastoma

Neurologic exam

This type of exam checks vision, hearing, balance, coordination, strength and reflexes. Problems in one or more of these areas might give clues about the part of the brain the glioblastoma affects.

Imaging tests

Imaging tests can help find the location and size of a glioblastoma. MRI is often used to diagnose glioblastoma. Other imaging tests might include CT and positron emission tomography (PET).


A biopsy is a procedure to remove a sample of tissue for testing. It can be done with a needle before surgery or during surgery to remove the glioblastoma. The sample is sent to a lab for testing. Tests can tell whether the cells are cancerous and if they're glioblastoma cells.

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What are the symptoms of glioblastoma?

Glioblastoma can result in personality changes, cognitive and behavioral changes, seizures, and more.

What causes glioblastoma?

The cause of glioblastoma isn't fully understood, but there are risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing one.

How is Glioblastoma treated?

In some cases, surgery can remove the tumor. Some other treatments include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and more.

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