Aug 23, 2009 - 3:59 pm
Appreciate the responses I received on difference in prognosis for inoperable vs. operable Lv. 4 glios. We are at a teaching hospital, UMASS Levine Cancer Center in MA. Also had a 2nd opinion at Beth Israel, as well as some input and opinions from a nuerosurgeon in OR. We were told in the beginning that life expectancy is a year or less, but with new drugs 25 to 30% are lving past year. Six months later we are told that because tumor is inoperable, prognosis is less optimistic. Just wondering if anyone in our situation can add any information.