Nov 12, 2010 - 9:44 pm
Hi everyone. I'm not really sure where to post this. So, I'm posting it here. I am a caregiver to my husband who is 24. He was diagnosed August 2008 with a brain tumor. We have been told that he has a low grade brain stem glioma. It's not very common for his age. We were told by an oncologist last month that this tumor will kill him. A biopsy is scheduled for February. They said they wouldn't do radiation without the biopsy. Even though, the oncologist told us that even if chemo and radiation shrink the tumor there is more of a possibility that it will grow back. And if it grows back there is no telling how it will be. It could grow bigger than it is now or change grade. He initially went to the doctor because he had been having headaches for over a year. He served four years in the NAVY. While in service, he had his wisdom teeth removed. Shortly after that the left side of his face went numb. They told him they probably hit a nerve and didn't look into it.
Has anyone dealt with this type of tumor before?