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Contents
9

How to use this book
10

Part 1: Glioma basics
11

Glial cells
12

A disease of cells
12

Cancer’s threat
14

Cancer grade
15

Types of gliomas
16

Symptoms of gliomas
16

Review
17

Part 2: Test and treatment overview
18

Imaging tests
19

Surgery
20

Cancer lab tests
22

Radiation therapy
23

Chemotherapy
26

Targeted therapy
29

Alternating electric field therapy
30

Clinical trials
30

Supportive care
31

Review
17

Part 3: Treatment guide: Astrocytomas and glioblastomas
33

Pilocytic astrocytomas
34

Diffuse astrocytomas
35

Diffuse astrocytomas
35

Anaplastic astrocytomas
38

Glioblastomas and gliosarcomas
42

Review
17

Part 4: Treatment guide: Oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas
49

Grade II
50

Grade III anaplastic
54

Review
17

Part 5: Treatment guide: Ependymomas
60

Diagnosis and treatment
62

Follow-up care
66

Return of cancer
66

Review
17

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
69

It’s your choice
70

Questions to ask your doctors
71

What’s my diagnosis and prognosis?
71

What are my options?
72

What does each option require of me?
73

What is your experience?
74

Weighing your options
75

Websites
75

Review
17

Glossary
77

Dictionary
78

Acronyms
80

NCCN Panel Members for Central Nervous System Cancers
83

NCCN Member Institutions
84

Index
86