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    Glioblastoma Multiforme

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    Outcome As mentioned earlier the prognosis is not optimistic. Glioblastoma multiforme is almost always fatal, with only 10% of patients living five years or longer. The optimistic end of that isn't terribly optimistic by most standards either. Only 30% survive a full two years while most survive only around 14.6 months even with intense treatment. The reason for this is due to the difficulty in treating this tumor. Because it is comprised of many different types of cells no one treatment is entirely effective against the tumor as a whole. The tumor is almost impossible to remove through surgery due to the fact it's located on the brain and even aggressive treatments aren’t very effective, making it nigh impossible to cure, even if surgery removes most of the tumor, the relief is typically…

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    Glioblastoma multiforme are tumors that affect glial cells, specifically the oligodendrocytes and astrocytes that aid in the health of the neurons located in the brain. Generally, in most adults, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) generates in the cerebral hemispheres, especially the temporal and frontal lobe of the brain. Typically, GMS’s emerge in the brain as “de novo”, or newly formed, and transform into lower-grade astrocytomas, or oligodendrogliomas (Rothmans, n.d.). Affecting the nourishing…

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    Right To Die Ethical

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    (Gillon 1992). On the other hand non-consequentialism relies on moral rules such as the 10 commandments refer to consequences (Gillon 1992 p.14). Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with terminal glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer took her own life on November 1, 2014. In this case Brittany Maynards choosing to end her life while suffering from a terminal illness produced the greatest ratio of happiness for her and her family which can be considered as her community. The “happiness” as…

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    Glioma Research Paper

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    Glioblastoma Multiforme Glioblastoma Multiforme, or GBM, is the most aggressive and most common primary brain tumor, but it isn’t quite that simple. GBM has quite a complex background and can start in many different ways, so that’s why I feel I should start from the very beginning of GBM so that you can fully understand what it is all about. Let me start by saying that GBM is the highest grade of glioma brain tumors, so it only makes sense for me to tell where GBM and glioma tumors come…

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    Chinasa Ekeanyanwu No one’s journey to reach their goal is the same. Because of circumstances out of our control some people have a smooth journey and some have it rough. I grew up in a big family. I am the middle child of five children. I never took interest in specifically pharmacy. But because I was kind, patient, and caring I always knew that I wanted a career in the medical field. This all changed the day my father was diagnosed with stage-four brain tumor called Glioblastoma. I was only…

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    Glioblastoma Case Studies

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    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a type of malignant brain tumor typically found in the cerebral hemispheres, but can be found anywhere in the brain or spinal cord. These tumors are highly malignant meaning a large number of cells reproduce at any given time. There are two main types: primary, or de novo meaning the tumors make themselves known quickly and are extremely aggressive, and secondary meaning the tumors have a slower growth history but are equally aggressive . Secondary tumors are…

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    quickly becomes serious when his symptoms are investigated and his health concerns become a matter of life and death. The first few symptoms Jordan experienced were relatively minor such as nausea and feeling tired, but they soon developed into vision problems and a constant headache. At this point he decided to seek medical help and many test, such as a blood test, CT scan and eventually a MRI, were run to diagnose Jordan. His initial symptoms could have been diabetes or head trauma, but the…

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    Cancer Stem Cell Synthesis

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    The Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis: A Basic and Clinical Approach to Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme Introduction Glioblastoma (World Health Organization grade IV glioma; GBM) is the most prevalent and malignant primary brain tumor in adults, and it is predominantly drug and radiation resistant1. Unlike many other solid tumor types, GBM extensively invades the surrounding brain, but it rarely metastasizes to other organs. Beyond its invasive nature, there are a variety of other hallmarks of…

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    types of brain tumors, some curable, some not. In this paper I will address a specific kind of cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme. Glioblastoma…

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    your spouse, parents, or loved ones, or wanting to die before you lose control of your body, become dependent or experience dementia. There have been multiple people who have chosen to take advantage of the Death with Dignity Act. The most famous is Brittany Maynard. Her face was plastered all over newspapers, PEOPLE magazine, and online web pages. She has been the “face” of the Death with Dignity Act. Brittany Maynard suffered for months with severe headaches before she was diagnosed with…

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