Jan 25, 2012 - 7:28 pm
My husband was 31 years old when he was diagnosed with his first brain tumor it was a stage 2 oligodendroglioma. I was three months pregrant and I was so scared but they were able to take the size of lemon tumor out and they did chemotherapy and radiation. After a year he was clear and we thought it would never come back but in July 2011 he was rediagnosed with anaplastic oligodendroglioma stage 3 and some it was 4. They started chemo but one part was still growing and so they decide to do gamma knife and on thanksgiving they told us that it was working and the tumor is stable which was the best news ever. He recently had another MRI and it show no change and were they did the gamma knife it has gotten a little smaller. I was a little disappointed but happy that it was not growing. They are thinking about doing another gamma to see if they can get the stable part to start shrinking to. My husband is my world and I love him so much. His oncologist is very hard on us and doesn't look for the best outcomes. They told my husband that he only had 9 months to 1 1/2 to live and the last time he saw him after the good news he told him that it will just grow back. I wish there was a more positive doctor for him out there because of those comments he almost wants to give up and I hate that doctor for doing that. I was in the room when he gave him that news and after telling us that he walk out and never came back. So I am asking if anyone know where my husband could go for more positive out come and where is the best place for good outcomes. I am really thankful for his neurologist because he believes he could get him into remission.