What Are the Differences between Glioma and Glioblastoma?

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Glioma is a type of tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. There are three types of glioma: astrocytoma, ependymoma and oligodendroglioma. Astrocytomas include glioblastoma, astrocytoma, and anaplastic astrocytoma. Glioblastoma is one form of glioma. It is a kind of brain cancer and it is the most common kind of malignant brain tumor for adults. It can develop and spread in fast pace. The symptoms of glioma are different in tumor type, the common signs include:
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion or a decline in brain function
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
While the symptoms of glioblastoma include:
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Some symptoms like those of strokes
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