May 20, 2013 - 9:51 pm
I was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV on April 30, 2013. They did surgery and removed as much as they possibly could without damaging vital tissues as the roots were spreading deep within the brain. The next suggested path is radiation and chemo for 6 weeks. After doing quite a bit of research, I'm second guessing whether it is worth going through radiation and chemo. I'm aware that this type of tumor spreads and grows very fast however, the side effects of the two treatments has brought up a great deal of nervousness. Here is an article that focuses on the impact of Radiation and chemo; it actually identifies the two as favouring an increase in Cancer cells! The article suggests that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet can be far more beneficial than radiation and chemo.