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What are Mixed Gliomas or Oligoastrocytomas?

Are you ready to win the battle against brain tumor development? Begin with knowing vital information about your diagnosis.

Oligoastrocytomas belong to a cluster of brain tumors called gliomas, which are masses that originate from glial cells or supportive cells of the brain. Oligoastrocytomas — also called mixed gliomas — contain both abnormal oligodendroglioma and astrocytoma cells. These tumors can develop anywhere within the brain’s cerebral hemispheres, although the most common locations are the frontal and temporal lobes.

Oligoastrocytomas are considered grade II or low-grade tumors, which generally grow at a slow rate. But without proper treatment, a mixed glioma may evolve into anaplastic oligoastrocytoma — a rare and aggressive cancer that occurs in the central nervous system.

Addressing the Signs of Mixed Glioma

Here at New Hope Unlimited, among our goals is to reduce or reverse the symptoms of mixed glioma, which may vary based on the location of a tumor. The most common oligoastrocytoma symptoms include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Sudden or recurrent seizures
  • Changes in personality

Some patients may also experience:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent nausea or vomiting
  • Vision, hearing, and speech problems
  • Loss of balance and difficulty walking
  • Unusual sleepiness, weakness, or change in activity level

What Caused Your Disease?

Currently, medical scientists do not know what causes mixed gliomas. However, certain factors may increase an adult’s risk of developing oligoastrocytoma tumors.

Specifically, the risk factors for mixed gliomas are:

  • Genetic syndromes, including:
    • Neurofibromatosis type 1
    • Von Hippel-Lindau disease
    • Tuberous sclerosis
    • Turcot syndrome type 1 or 2
    • Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
    • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • Exposure to vinyl chloride, a type of chemical
  • Infection with Epstein-Barr virus, having AIDS, or receiving an organ transplant

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Detecting and Diagnosing Mixed Glioma

The key to improving your oligoastrocytoma prognosis or life expectancy is to receive an early and accurate diagnosis. To find a mixed glioma tumor, your doctor might order these tests:

  • Complete medical and physical exam
  • Neurological exam
  • Visual field exam
  • Tumor marker test
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Imaging tests, such as:
    • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
    • Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan
    • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Sample tissue removal or biopsy of the brain

Your attending physician may order the following procedures on a removed tumor tissue:

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Light and electron microscopy
  • Cytogenetic analysis

After receiving a mixed glioma diagnosis, the most important step is to plan your treatment.

Why Choose Us for Mixed Glioma Alternative Treatment?

The medical team here at New Hope Unlimited comprises experts from both sides of medicine — conventional and alternative cancer treatments. We are dedicated to focusing our knowledge and expertise on you, personalizing your care to deliver the most advanced treatments available for mixed glioma and oligoastrocytoma tumors. And, because your well-being is important to us, we also specialize in holistic therapies that help improve long-term quality of life. Discover more about our treatment strategy here.

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Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.

To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.

Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.

Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

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1. How common is oligoastrocytoma in adults?

In general, gliomas are most common in adults between the ages of 45 and 65 years old. However, it is important to remember that a brain tumor does not discriminate and can occur at any age.

2. What type of treatments does New Hope offer?

Absolutely. Headaches, for example, is a common symptom of oligoastrocytoma. Our holistic therapies may help reduce or reverse this problem. Read this page to learn about the alternative mixed glioma treatments and pain management techniques you may receive from us.


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