Dec 01, 2004 - 1:24 pm
Is there anyone out there who has knowledge regarding the work of Dr. Joseph Piepmeir and his team practicing at the Yale Brain Tumor Center, Yale University/New Haven CT??
My cousin is 56 years old and was diagnosed just under a year ago with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Stage 4. He has had 2 surgeries, radiation, and has been on Temador since the early summer (04) months. While his initial MRI (after Temador treatment began) was somewhat encouraging, his most recent results are not. The tumor has begun growing rapidly once again. He has been referred, by his Surgeon and Oncologist to Yale for ...??? next course of action? options? We are all very anxious and hopeful, but I am hoping to get some information from some of you who are living in the same world currently as he is (and we who love him are). My cousin lives in a somewhat rural area of the country and I am always concerned that he may not be receiving the best possible health care...while we all have to tried to encouraged him and his wife to seek treatment options from a larger medical environment (big city or University), he has remained loyal to his doctors. I feel that time is running out on him and I am desperate to share with you all what you know and are experiencing.
You are all in my prayers, please keep us in yours.