I have an astrocytoma in the left frontal lobe again for the 3rd time. Has anyone gone through this and survived?
My mother just had her second surgery yesterday. Same type and exact same location as yours. It has been 8 years since she was first diagnosed and she has had NO problems until just these last 2 weeks. Her surgery went as good as it could go, of course they were not able to remove all of the tumor (same thing the first time around). Next will be more chemo and possibly radiation if she is eligible for more. She has done an extraordinary job at beating the statistics so far. I hope that helps
My 18 year old daughter had a AA3 in the left frontal lobe as well. They surgically removed 80-90%, then radiation and then chemo. She finished her chemo at the end of April. We are doing MRI's every 2 months. She is doing good so far. I am filled with prayer for her and all of you. She has a significant speech impairment which makes her Dad and I quite sad. She was an honor student but now she has a lot of therapy. Eight years is quite a long time with good health. That is good news! I hope and pray that Sarah has that much time and more. I send blessings to all of you. I know if Sarah has a set back I believe we will go to Duke and see what they will do for her. Where do you all go? Good luck and God Bless. Live every moment.
My mother's team is a good mix between MD Anderson and UTMB Galveston, although both of her surgeries were done at UTMB. She has AMAZING doctors. We couldn't ask for better. My mother also was starting to develop a speech impairment just days before her surgery. It is too soon to tell just yet if the surgery may have corrected that. I wish your daughter all the best. It's so extremely hard to see my mother going through all of this, i cannot imagine what it must be like seeing your child doing it. I have 4 children myself. You have got to one one tough cookie.