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Anaplastic astrocytoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Grade III astrocytoma
  • High-grade astrocytoma
  • Malignant astrocytoma
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  • My brother died last week from grade III anaplastic astrocytoma with some grade 4 characteristics on the biopsy. My uncle died approximately 20 years ago with anaplastic astrocytoma. Of course, I now have many concerns about a possible genetic link in the family. Both my brother and uncle were 41 at the time of death. We have many male family members. I am looking for direction and resources for a possible genetic link. Does this type of cancer mainly effect males? What should family members report to the primary care physicians? Should the family members become involved in genetic testing/counseling? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Grade III astrocytoma
  • High-grade astrocytoma
  • Malignant astrocytoma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.