What Is the Survival Rate for Stage 3 Glioblastoma?


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Survival for adult stage 3 glioblastoma, or "high grade" glioma, is between 14.6 months and 3 years, as reported in median years of survival from diagnosis, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Survival times for children are longer. Median survival durations vary with specific types of gliomas.

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Astrocytoma, the most common type of glioma, has a median survival of 2 to 3 years, states the American Brain Tumor Association. More aggressive glioblastoma survival times are shorter, with a 2-year survival rate of 30 percent. However, nearly 10 percent of glioblastoma patients survive for 5 years or more. Stage 3 glioblastomas are cancerous, reproduce abnormal cells, spread to other parts of the brain and often return aggressively, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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