Oct 09, 2013 - 12:11 am
Sorry for grammatical errors I am using a phone
my mom has had a brain tumor since 2002. She was 29 years old when wage was diagnosed.
Every day or every day she has seizures that affect her left side or her body. Her tumor had stood the same for over 11 years! She had an astrocytoma.. Late december of 2012 my mom was told that she was growing a cyst and that it needed to be removed. She was afraid to do surgery and we tried alternative options that didn't work. She had the surgery this August and the cyst was successfully removed. As for her tumor, it was now a gbm grade 4!
She had taken avastin chemotherapy last year and it didn't work.. So they decided not to treat her tumor with chemotheraphy.
so 3 weeks ago she started with radiation. She didn't want to do it but doctors kept pressuring her. They also only gave her 5 years to live at most.
I have had a lot of people tell me that alternative medicine would be best and not to do radiation because it only truly kills you.
She is in her 3rd week of radiation and her her is falling. I see her cry because I know How much she loves her hair! (her hair is llong and beautiful up to her butt! She always got compliments Everywhere she went)!
i am afraid that I am not giving her the right information and feel regret if I guided her in the wrong direction treatment.
my mom is very youNG. She is only 41 and I am 20! I need your support and your advice!! Is radiation the wrong treatment? Does it work? What can I do to help her through this process? I need her very much and love her and would do anything for her.