Is Glioblastoma Multiforme hereditary?

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Glioblastoma Multiforme is the deadliest brain tumor.

In the cancer classification, Stage 1 means localized. Stage 2 means locally advanced stage, Stage 3 means locally advanced stage and affect the lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm.

Is Glioblastoma Multiforme hereditary?

Stage 4 is the last stage, meaning the cancer has spared to the other parts of the body. Most cancers or tumors in Stage 4 are incurable and inoperable

While some cancers progress from Stage 1 to Stage 4, Glioblastoma Multiforme does not progress in this manner. Glioblastoma Multiforme is definitely a Stage 4 cancer.

The survival rate into the fifth year is almost nil.

Most patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme do not even survive to the third year.

Is Glioblastoma Multiforme hereditary?

No. There is no evidence to show that Glioblastoma Multiforme is hereditary.

Glioblastoma Multiforme does not even spread within the body. Glioblastoma Multiforme is a primary cancer that affects only the brain.

Who are at risk for Glioblastoma Multiforme?

The statistics show that Male over 50 years old form the bulk of the Glioblastoma Multiforme patients pool.

In term of ethnicity, Asians, Caucasians and Latinos have higher risk of getting Glioblastoma Multiforme.

While the causes of Glioblastoma Multiforme are unknown, some studies show that people with certain genetic disorders, such as Neurofibromatosis, Turcot syndrome, Tuberous sclerosis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease are at higher risk of getting brain tumor.

That does not mean that Glioblastoma Multiforme does not affect other age groups.

Female does get Glioblastoma Multiforme as well. Boys and young adults do get Glioblastoma Multiforme too.

While some people blame the popularity of cell phones for causing Glioblastoma Multiforme, they forget that Glioblastoma Multiforme is a very rare condition. If cell phones can cause the deadly brain tumor, more people would have died from it.

There is no direct link to prove that the radiation from cell phones cause Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Why is it so hard to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme?

There are a few reasons why Glioblastoma Multiforme is considered an incurable condition.

1. Glioblastoma Multiforme is very resistant to treatment.

There is simply no cure for it. The conventional treatments for cancers can prolong life by making the cancer cells grow slower. However, that does not mean that the drugs or treatments can stop the cancer from growing.

2. Inoperable due to risks of brain damage

The risks of brain damage prevent many patients from getting rid of the tumor. The conventional therapies may cause permanent brain damages, and yet are not effective in halting the growth of the tumor.

3. Brain is bad at self repair.

Certain organs in the body are marvelous at self repair. However, brain cells are extremely had at it. Brain damage is often irreversible due to the inability to self repair.

4. Blood-brain barrier.

Most drugs face the challenge of the blood-brain barrier. Blood-brain barrier restricts many chemicals from the blood to reach the brain. It is hard for drugs to cross the Blood-brain barrier to heal the brain and perform healing.

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author avatar drelayaraja
27th Jun 2010 (#)

Very informative :)

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author avatar Nicola
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Both my mum and my brother have died of gliblastoma multiform. Should I be worried?

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author avatar Christina van amburg
20th Sep 2012 (#)

my mom die of gbm in 1997 & in 2005 my brother died of it we were told it was rare must b genectic somehow right

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author avatar Julie
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for this simple break down of this complicated subject. All the other sites had too many medical terms and I had NO idea what it was talking about.

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author avatar Carolyn lavin
30th Nov 2011 (#)

my mom at 54 and her mom at 63 both died from a glioblastoma brain tumor in the same left back side of the brain, the only difference was my grandmother didnt do treatment and died within 3 weeks and my mom had surgery which removed 95% of tumor and did treatment and pasted after 16 mths of suffering!!....my question is what are my chances of getting a glioblastoma??

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author avatar Carolyn lavin
30th Nov 2011 (#)

my mom at 54 and her mom at 63 both died from a glioblastoma brain tumor in the same left back side of the brain, the only difference was my grandmother didnt do treatment and died within 3 weeks and my mom had surgery which removed 95% of tumor and did treatment and pasted after 16 mths of suffering!!....my question is what are my chances of getting a glioblastoma??

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author avatar Keith
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes informing, but not all true. While the chances of surviving are few, my father was diagnosed with a glio in 2006, and has since surpassed every medical out come. He has undergone surgery and treatment and still remains in treatment. However he leads a fully functional life, with manageable side effects, more so from treatment than the tumor itself. I'd like to add in 2006 he was given only 18 months with treatment and surgery...

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author avatar Leslie
18th Apr 2012 (#)

thank you so much for your comment Keith. My husband was diagnosed with a GBM December of 2010. He is still doing very well. So far treatment has not been to overwhelming for him. He is still working part time. He is amazing. It is so good to have positive reinforcement when dealing with this nasty disease. Please give your dad my regards......May he continue to do well.

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author avatar Sigita
30th Apr 2012 (#)

My dad passed from glioblastoma. Had had only 3 months sinse the diagnosis. recovered well after the successful surgery with full function, but the radiation didn't help at all. He passed just a week after he was done with it. His health started going down the hill quickly. really agressive cancer.

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author avatar Jennifer
21st Oct 2012 (#)

My dad was diagnosed with a glioblastoma on nov.1,2011 . He had 95% removed a week later . Did 6 weeks of radiation and the 6months of treatment with the chemo pill . ( don't know exact name but it starts with a t ) anyway in may 2012 the MRI showed that the tumor was completely gone . Now 5 months later it grew back . He went in for surgery yesterday and the doctor was able to remove 95% again . What do I expect from this point on ? His wife knows that there is only 2-5% of survival with this but she keeps telling me that because he has a positive attitude he is going to beat this . I am trying so hard to believe that someone's attitude is that powerful but after reading nothing but negative information about this tumor I feel like I need to prepare myself for the worst . I don't know if the tumor is causing my father to seem extremely Nieve about what he has; because, after the doctor tells him that there is no cure for this he says to the dr " well I already cured it in may ". The doctor tells him " well it has grown back and my father replies with " well that is impossible ."Do I continue to let my father be Nieve about what he had ? The other day he was telling me about how someone he knew years ago died of colan cancer, and then he said now that's a death sentence !But he has glioblastoma , is it the tumor making him so carefree

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author avatar Lisa
6th Nov 2012 (#)

My Aunt, my Father & my Husband all had Glioblastoma. My Aunt took treatment as did my husband. My Father was 72 & refused treatment. He lived 2 months after diagnosis. My husband lived 15 months. It is a devastating disease. My prayers go out to anyone who is suffering from Glioblastoma. Cheris every moment you have with them. My husband was 60 years old, in great shape. He passed away April 13, 2012. I miss him every second of everyday. Love the people you love. Tell them everyday!!!

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author avatar Michelle
9th Jan 2013 (#)

My mom died from a glio Jan 9,2003. My husband just died from a glio on sept 25, 2012. This has been a terrible life changing experience. They both fought hard. Mom for 2 years and hubby for 11 months. Miss the so much,

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author avatar Jessica
8th Mar 2013 (#)

My dad, his brother and his sister have all passed away from glioblastomas. Now, my cousin has it. I keep reading they're not gentic, but this is too many related perople to be a coincidence.

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author avatar Mary
24th Mar 2013 (#)

In 1986 my was 27yrs old when he died from this.it was a very
Difficult to watch him be in so much pain.

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author avatar Mary
24th Mar 2013 (#)

Sorry! It was my husband.god rest his soul.

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author avatar Stacey
15th May 2013 (#)

This is very scary and sad. My father passed from GBM 8 months after diagnosis. He was 64. He had the operation and completed radiation and continued the chemo. I'm terrified someone else in my family will get it.

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author avatar Kathy
7th Feb 2014 (#)

My Dad died from GBM. I still can't believe he's gone. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2013 and passed in December. He fought so hard, he went to radiation every day for three 3 weeks straight. He took Temadar the chemo pill for 21 days and no direct symptoms at all. We were all so happy but then less than a week after taking the chemo pill he formed blood clots in his leg and lungs. I beat myself up about it, maybe if they just gave him radiation he would still be here with us. I miss him so much!!

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author avatar Joann
29th Jul 2014 (#)

I pray the is no genetic relation to this, My husband fought this monster for 22 months, I fear for our son getting him to the doctor for any headache, dizziness, he is only 7. It still claims how "rare" Glio is but most of the comments here everyone lists more than one person having this. I know quite a few in our town as well. I wish there was more hope to finding a cure. God Bless all.

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