My 64 year old mom was diagnosed on 9-25-2010 with 2 Glio’s. She is just starting a clinical trial with Duke.
The clinical trial is to see the effects of Avastin, in combination with CPT-11 and Temodar, prior to radiation. I don’t see too much discussion about non-surgical tumors. . which worries me. Duke has received a lot of pres with Dr. Henry Friedman and his vaccine.. which is doing wonders for folks who’s tumors can be removed. My mom was not able to participate in his work. however her doctor, Dr. Annick DesJardin’s is very hopeful.. but offers no prognosis. Apparently I should not expect one… because they just don’t know. This bugs me to death on my “down days” but in all seriousness. ... who really knows. UGH!!
So I will let you know what the MRI looks like. .. but my mantra as well as Duke’s is that there is hope. .. There is always hope.