Hello to all,
My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed on 11/29/11 with Anaplastic Astrocytoma in the grade 3-4 range. This is a huge shock to my wife and I as she exhibits no signs of a problem. She complained about a very mild headache for a few weeks, but it wasn't until she started saying that her eyes were doing something weird that we started to get concerned. A trip to the eye doctor showed swelling behind her eyes. A few hours later an MRI confirmed the problem and 12 days later the diagnosis after a biopsy.
We have been to Children's Hospital of New Olreans and their prescribed treatment will be Tremadore liquid (my daughter has problems swallowing pills) everyday along with 6 weeks (5 days per week) of focused radiation. The "AA" is spread a bit on the left side only.
My question is this:
Should we follow this line of treatment or seek treatment elsewhere. I have read a little about St. Jude as well as MD Anderson's Proton treatment. Is there anything out there that is showing real promise??