Apr 09, 2010 - 3:34 am
my 65 year old mother had brain surgery in december 2009 to remove a tumor in her frontal lobe..they could only remove 68% because of where it was...to risky to remove all of it....then in jan 2010 she was diagnosed with GBM grade 4....she did 6 weeks of radiation and 42 days of low dose temodar...she did well except for weekness in her legs and tiredness...then in march she started 5 days a month higher doseage temodar....her body reacted horribly...she got admitted in the hospital with a bad cough then a bladder infection and her hemoglobin levels were extremely low she had to have a blood transfusion....she was discharged from the hospital and is doing well after the transfusion but still very tired...they said it was the temodar causing this...and that her doctor is going to have to figure something out because this could be a reocurring thing every month if she stays on the temodar..should she just stop the temodar completely? or not? what would you do? and are there any better options??