Sep 22, 2011 - 9:34 pm
Docs are confident they got it all but the brain surface was reddish and they said this might mean some malignant cells remained. She has just fininshed 6 weeks of radiation and is diong perfectly but will need follow up MRIs for what sounds like the rest of her life?
While she is happy to talk about the mechanics of what she has been through (she is a med student), I do not want to discuss with the long term prognosis and life expectancy etc with her.
I have read a 1997 paper that focuses on the very topic but the conclusions look quite negative regarding re-occurence and long-term survival rates. Can somebody please direct me to a more current research or inform me of what she can realistically expect in the future?