May 16, 2011 - 8:32 am
Hi all. I am new here and this is a club I did not want to join, but my wife is diagnosed with stage 3 glioma and is to shortly receive surgery to tame the beast a bit prior to chemo and radiation. I don't know how long she may have, but she is extremely healthy in all other ways and is a relatively young 42. If anyone has survived past 2 years and gained back use of cognitive functions and motor skills (its in the left parietal lobe and crosses into the right hemisphere) I would love to hear from you. I need a bit of cheering up.
It is estimated about 70% can be removed. Whether that is a good amount, I have no idea. I also have a BSc in chemistry and ironically was conducting research on thermal cancer treatment materials. ie fire laser or radiation at cancer cells that have have adsorbed gold coated nanoparticles. I might add the results are spectacular but its very early days and no use to my wife.
I edited the title. The dx has been "upgraded" to a IV. a glioblastoma. (downgraded would be much better) It appears the majority was removed as it was clearly defined, but pressing into the ventral. She has deterioated somewhat, but that is par for the course.