The type of cancer found in glial cells of the brain is called a glioma. glial cells are also known as gluey cells, they are found around nerve cells and helps in the functioning of the nervous system. the signs and symptoms of glioma are different for different types, mainly headaches, nausea, seizures, and weakness, or numbness of extremities.
the treatment of glioma depends upon the type,location, and health of the patient. in general, the treatment comprises surgical extraction, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Molecular drug therapy is also being used nowadays. sometimes a combination of more than one is done. palliative care is required for subsiding the symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions.
the doctor recommended for treatment of glioma are neurosurgeon and head and neck surgeon.
diagnostic tests for glioma are neurological examinations followed by imagining tests like MRI, CT scan, and PET scan. in a few cases, a biopsy may be advised for more clarity.
the survival rate of glioma cases is highly variable, depending upon a lot of factors. there are a few types of gliomas which have a five-year survival rate of less than 10% and there are cases which can survive for more than five years.

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