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What is Pilocytic Astrocytoma?

Achieving remission begins with knowing vital information about your diagnosis.

Pilocytic astrocytoma is a rare form of cystic (fluid-filled) brain tumor that originates from star-shaped cells (astrocytes) in the brain. Astrocytes are glial cells, which help protect and sustain brain cells called neurons. Medical scientists refer to tumors that develop from glial cells as gliomas.

Pilocytic astrocytomas are most commonly found in the cerebellum. However, they can also arise along the brainstem, in the cerebrum, in the hypothalamic region of the brain, or near the optic nerve. The tumors are typically slow-growing and do not spread (benign or noncancerous). If they spread, a pilocytic astrocytoma is malignant (cancerous).

Reverse the Signs of Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Here at New Hope Unlimited, our physicians may reduce or undo the following symptoms of pilocytic astrocytoma:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Sudden changes in mood or personality

Other signs and symptoms vary depending on the size and location of the tumor. For example:

  • A tumor in the cerebellum may cause weakness or clumsiness
  • A tumor pressing on the optic nerve may cause vision changes
  • A tumor in the hypothalamic region may cause behavioral changes, weight gain, or weight loss

What Caused Your Disease?

The underlying causes of a pilocytic astrocytoma are unknown. In a number of cases, it occurs in people with certain hereditary disorders.

The three genetic syndromes associated with pilocytic astrocytoma are:

Speak to your physician about genetic testing and counseling if you or a family member wants to be tested for these syndromes.

Detection and Diagnosis of Pilocytic Astrocytoma

The key to improving your pilocytic astrocytoma prognosis and life expectancy is to receive an early and accurate diagnosis. Your doctor might order these tests:

  • Physical exam
  • Neurological exam
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • X-ray of the skull
  • Sample tissue removal or biopsy

Why Choose Us for Pilocytic Astrocytoma Alternative Treatment?

If you come to New Hope Unlimited for brain tumor treatment, you will receive comprehensive care from leading experts in conventional and alternative medicine. We have one of the most active programs in the world for the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors. This gives us a high level of expertise and experience in achieving successful outcomes for many brain tumor patients. Click here to know about our treatment strategy.

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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 pilocytic astrocytoma in adults?

Less than 25 percent of pilocytic astrocytomas develop in adults older than 20 years old. However, when a pilocytic astrocytoma occurs in adults, it tends to be more aggressive.

2. What specific treatments does New Hope offer?

From oxygenating therapy, immune enhancement, and even aromatherapy. Click here to know about the alternative pilocytic astrocytoma treatments you may receive.


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