Apr 30, 2003 - 2:00 pm
I was recently biopsied and diagnosed with an astrocytoma grade 2 tumor. With the exception of the symptoms that led me to my Doctor I've only dealt with the side effects of being on Decadron and more harshly of trying to be OFF Decadron. My first set of Doctors said there is no cure and to enjoy the 3 to 5 year expectancy of this type of cancer. My second opinion Doctors say that radiation is an option, but have not yet started any treatments. Does anyone who also has this diagnosis have any actual experience with having this cured or slowed? Doctors are people too, and I would hate to think that I'm just helping someone make a boat payment...