Nov 19, 2011 - 10:30 pm
My son was diagnosed with astrocytoma to the right side of the brain just above and just behind the ear. He had a craniotomie, removed tumor and large doses of whole brain radiation for 4 weeks. Six years later had second craniotomie second tumor, larger, no radiation. Thyroid cancer nineteen years later, removed. Cancer was still showing in his blood work but not in thyroid site. In July 2005,pet scan showed 5 tumors in the brain in scattered sites, 3 in the neck area of the spine, 2 in the middle portion of the back and 3 in the lumbar area. All were astrocytomas, he also had tumors floating in the spinal fluid because one brain tumor was on the ventrical to the spinal fluid canal. Tried chemo and radiation to the neck tumors, no results with either. Brain was too damaged to do any more brain radiation. Was given 6 months to live, is still alive, but starting to have more mannick episodes. Looking for info or ideas.