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What is the life expectancy for someone with astrocytoma?

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The five-year survival rate for an adult with diffuse astrocytoma is 65 percent if he is between the ages of 20 and 44, according to the American Cancer Society. The survival rate is 43 percent if he is between the ages of 45 and 54.

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The five-year survival rate is 21 percent if the patient is between the ages of 55 and 64, says the ACS. The five-year survival rate for anaplastic astrocytoma is 49 percent for a person between 20 and 44, 29 percent for a person between 45 and 54, and 10 percent for a person between 55 and 64.

The five-year survival rate for a child with pilocytic astrocytoma is about 95 percent, according to the ACS. It is between 80 and 85 percent for a child with a fibrillary astrocytoma.

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