Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common type of glioma, a brain cancer that develops in the central nervous system’s glial cells. Most glioblastomas are cancerous (malignant), and many contain their own blood vessels, allowing them to grow quickly.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, you may be wondering what your treatment options are, what your outcome might be and whether you should get a second opinion before making any decisions. While your best course of action is to consult with an experienced neuro-oncologist, the following FAQs can help you learn more about your diagnosis:
- What is glioblastoma?
- Glioma vs. glioblastoma: What’s the difference?
- Does glioblastoma display different symptoms than other brain tumors?
- What does a glioblastoma headache feel like?
- Are glioblastomas hereditary?
- Is glioblastoma curable?
- Five long-term effects of glioblastoma treatment
- What is the most aggressive brain cancer?
As a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Adult Brain Tumor Consortium, Moffitt Cancer Center is not only highly experienced in treating complex and uncommon types of brain cancer, but also actively involved in the development of newer and more effective brain tumor treatments. Our oncologists can provide you with the answers you need to feel more in control of your future, as well as individualized recommendations to help you achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.
To request an appointment with one of our oncologists who specialize in treating glioblastoma, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online to request an appointment. No referral is required.