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GliomasGGliomasGliomasEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cancers get their name from the type of cell they develop from. Gliomas, a type of <a href="/Article?contentid=3417&language=English">brain tumour</a>, are named after cells in the brain called glial cells. </p>
Les gliomesLLes gliomesGliomasFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2018-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les cancers doivent leur nom aux cellules au sein desquelles ils se développent. Les gliomes, un type de tumeur cérébrale, sont nommés d’après des cellules du cerveau baptisées cellules gliales.</p>

 

 

 

 

Gliomas3419.00000000000GliomasGliomasGEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cancers get their name from the type of cell they develop from. Gliomas, a type of <a href="/Article?contentid=3417&language=English">brain tumour</a>, are named after cells in the brain called glial cells. </p><h2>Glial cells</h2><p>The name glial, or glia, comes from a Greek word that means "glue". Glial cells are kind of like glue for the neurons in your brain in that they hold the neurons in place. Remember that there are billions of neurons in the brain and that these neurons carry messages between your brain and your body. </p><p>Glial cells are the neurons’ helpers. When neurons carry messages around the body, they require a lot of energy. Glial cells supply the neurons with the energy and oxygen they need. Glial cells also protect nerves from things that might harm them such as bacteria.</p><h2>What are gliomas?</h2><p>A glioma is a tumour that starts from a mutation (a change in the DNA) in a glial cell. There are different types of glial cells and each one has its own name and job. As a result, there are different types of gliomas. Some types of gliomas are:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3418&language=English">astrocytomas</a></li><li>ependymomas</li><li>oligodendroglioma</li><li>mixed glioma – the tumour includes more than one type of cell.</li></ul><div class="asset-animation"><iframe src="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/AKH/animations/DiffusePontineGlioma%20-%20Storyline%20output/story_html5.html"></iframe> </div><p>Your glioma may also be given a grade between 1 and 4. The grade of your glioma is used to plan your treatment and to give an idea of how your cancer will progress in the future.</p><ul><li>A low grade glioma (grade 1 or 2) grows slowly, is often benign, and is less likely to spread. </li><li>A high grade glioma (grade 3 or 4) grows more quickly and is cancerous or malignant. It is more likely to spread to other parts of the brain and spinal cord.</li></ul><p>Gliomas can happen in any area of the brain or spinal cord. Symptoms of a glioma depend on where the glioma is located in the brain. Often symptoms include headaches, vomiting, double vision or changes in behaviour. </p><p>If you have any questions about your type of glioma, what it means, your treatment or anything else about your cancer, ask someone on your health-care team. Your doctors and nurses want to help you understand.</p>