High-Grade Tumors

What Are High-Grade Tumors?

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Causes and Symptoms of High-Grade Tumors

The following grading system is generally used for tumors:

  • GX: Grade cannot be assessed (undetermined grade tumor)
  • G1: Well differentiated (low-grade tumor)
  • G2: Moderately differentiated (intermediate grade)
  • G3: Poorly differentiated (high-grade tumor)
  • G4: Undifferentiated (high-grade tumor)

High-grade tumors reproduce quickly and can spread much faster than lower-grade tumors and require different approaches in terms of treatment.

The causes and symptoms of high-grade tumors, such as glioblastoma, can be complex and unique to each individual. The grading of tumors can only be diagnosed through pathology work. Depending on the size, location and severity of the cancer, different people experience different symptoms.

If you feel any irregular bodily issues for two weeks or more, such as irregular bleeding, headaches, nausea and vomiting, lumps, fatigue, sudden memory loss, drowsiness or other unexplained symptoms, it is best to get it checked out by a professional. These symptoms can all be regular occurrences of life, or a sign of something more serious. There is no way to know the severity or grade of a tumor without proper testing and diagnosis.

Here at NSPC, our multi-disciplinary team can guide you through the process of checking for and understanding the results of brain cancer screenings, and highly trained neurosurgeons are experienced in treating aggressive brain cancers and spine tumors.

How Are High-Grade Tumors Diagnosed?

In order to get a complete and accurate assessment of your tumor, our board-certified neurosurgeons will request certain tests to be done. These can include an MRI, CT or PET scans for initial information collection. After that, a biopsy might need to take place in order to correctly grade and analyze the tumor.

At NSPC in New York, you can rest assured that you will be in the best of hands when working with our award-winning and seasoned surgeons.

State-of-the-Art Treatments for High-Grade Tumors at NSPC in NY

Here at NSPC, your best interests are our doctor’s priority. We use innovative techniques to get the best results for our clients. To talk through treatment options for high-grade tumors of the spine or brain with a specialist at one of our Long Island NY locations, contact us. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can make sure you see someone with outstanding expertise and experience.

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