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My 33 year old cousin has just been diagnosed with gliomatosis.
He has been told it is inoperable and is going to be treated with radiotherapy to begin with.
When i try to research about gliomatosis i keep finding glioblastoma.  Can you tell me what is the difference between the two please.  I have seen that gliomatosis is rare with a poor prognosis.  What do you think ?

I do agree unfortunately. Malignant brain tumors usually have a very bad prognosis regardless of treatment but this together with glioblastoma  multiforme are among the worst. No, surgery is no option. Radiation therapy and maybe chemotherapy may be able to prolong the process somewhat but neither offers any cure. Glioblastoma is a distict tumor with borders. Gliomatosis is a diffuse growth process. That is the difference. Otherwise they are similar. I am sorry I have nothing better to tell you!

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have a long time experience of these tumours.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy, educated and trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: . I have no restrictions on the number of questions there. I also answer questions about Oncology (General Cancer), General History, Military History, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer.

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