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Low-Grade Glioma

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a low-grade glioma?

A low-grade glioma is a brain tumor. The tumor is formed in cells that support the neurons in your brain. Neurons are responsible for movement, thought processing, and senses. Most low-grade gliomas grow slowly and are more common in children and adults younger than 40.

What increases my risk for a low-grade glioma?

What are the signs and symptoms of a low-grade glioma?

Signs and symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor. The first symptom is usually a seizure. You may also have any of the following:

How is a low-grade glioma diagnosed?

You may need any of the following:

How are low-grade gliomas treated?

Treatment depends on the location and size of the tumor, and your signs and symptoms. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you have regular tests and follow-up visits to watch for changes. You may also need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to manage my symptoms?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) or have someone call if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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