Jun 11, 2008 - 1:22 pm
In a nutshell, my mom and best friend was diagnosed with a GBM stage IV in Jan 2007. She's had multiple surgeries and the tumor has returned once in Sept. 07. Since that surgery, she has had several surgeries to heal up the incision on the top of her head to no avail. She had another surgery yesterday as the incision opened up again after 4 weeks post-op. I know that Avastin is known for having a side effect of wound healing complications. She was on CPT-11 and Avastin until Jan 08. Does anyone know of other similar stories? If this doesn't heal, what could it mean? Does she run the risk of infection that could be fatal? Is it just a nusiance to be dealt with? Other than the wound not healing properly, she feels pretty good. She is only 57 years old. My mom's husband goes with her to her appointments as I live in another state, and I don't get as much info from him as I'd like. I appreciate any information you can give.