Also known as:
Astrocytoma, Brain stem glioma, Pineal astrocytic tumor, Pilocytic astrocytoma, Diffuse astrocytoma, Anaplastic astrocytoma, Glioblastoma multiforme, Glioblastoma
An astrocytic tumor begins in star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which help keep nerve cells healthy. An astrocyte is a type of glial cell and is sometimes called a glioma.
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