Jan 05, 2012 - 12:15 am
My mom age 52 (51 at diagnosis) was diagnosed with this horrible tumor. It was located in the frontal portion of the brain on the right side near the ear area. She had a crainiotomy on April 2, 2011 and they removed all of the tumor and some surrounding tissue. She began in May on Temador and Radiation (targeted), She was only on the chemo for about 3 weeks until she had horrible blood numbers and severe allergic reaction almost that was causing itching and causing her to bruise very easily (due to low platelet count). Her first MRI 3 months after surgery came back clear with a slight suion area, then she was ordered to have another MRI in September because her numbers were still very low (sometimes they associate it with progression)that one also came back clear. then on November 28,2011 Her mri came back and the tumor was back it is now located on the top of the right brain and is about 6cm long and 3cm wide. They have put her on avastin and basically told her if the avastin does not work they is not much more they can do. While I am worried I feel in my heart she will be ok. She lost her husband (my dad) 3 years ago at age 52 to a brain anyeurisim. So it has been a rough couple of years. We are trying to stay positive and hope for the best I am getting married in July and pray to god she will be in attendance! She does talk positivly and I love that she talks about seeing my children and also next christmas. I would like to know if anyone on this board can direct me to any one who can help her better any alternative medicines?!?!