Astrocytoma Newport Beach & Orange County, CA
Astrocytoma Treatment in Orange County
Astrocytoma tumors grow from the star-shaped glial cells, astrocytes, which play a fundamental part in supporting the brain. Astrocytomas are typically located in the cerebrum but can occur anywhere in the brain and occasionally in the spinal cord. Astrocytomas are seldomly found outside the brain or spinal cord. Astrocytomas may either be benign or malignant.
Anyone may develop astrocytomas but are more common in adults and slightly more common in men. Astrocytomas make up a majority of brain tumors found in children.