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Podcast: Low Grade Gliomas

Neurosurgeon Jon Weingart, MD, discusses low grade gliomas.

Date: 10/05/2010

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Jon Weingart, MD, talks about 'low grade' brain tumors and their treatment.

Program Notes:

0:10   Low grade gliomas or low grade astrocytoma
1:01   Picked up inadvertently
2:03   With cancer in general we don’t use benign or malignant
2:47   Surgery really can affect when or if the tumor will come back
3:29   Need special equipment to get to the edge of the tumor
4:19   Biopsies of this tumor viable brain cells inside
5:08   It’s difficult for someone to say, yes, I’ll have surgery
6:09   Especially if it’s located near certain areas
7:01   Be back to work in a couple of weeks
8:00   Tends to be a disease under the age of 40
9:47   End

 

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