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Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a type of brain tumor that arises from astrocytes—the star-shaped cells that make up the supportive tissue of the brain. These tumors are usually highly malignant (cancerous) because the cells reproduce quickly and they are supported by a large network of blood vessels.

Erlanger’s Full Continuum of Care for GBMs

Erlanger offers a full continuum of care for GBMs – with close coordination between the region’s only neurosurgeons, academic medical and radiation oncologists, and pathologists. Our comprehensive approach means we’re equipped with advanced therapies to treat this highly aggressive tumor.

GBM Symptoms

Symptoms of GBM may arise suddenly and are often caused by pressure on the brain.

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Memory and/or speech difficulties
  • Visual changes