Astrocytomas tend to grow slowly. They’re often not discovered until they become big enough to press on surrounding parts of your brain. When that happens, symptoms may include:
First, you’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam. You’ll talk about your symptoms, and your doctor may order imaging tests, such as an MRI or a CT scan. After that, your doctor may perform a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of astrocytoma.
Treatment may include: