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cjgreene159
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

Optune for Glioma Tumor

Hi.

My name is Connie and my father in law was recently diagnosed with a glioma tumor. He has had surgery and been through radiation.

He is continuing to have chemo via pills.

 

He was given an option of using this Optune head thing and they are hoping for more "real people" experiences with them and I just can't find much.

 

When I was going through breast cancer treatments, this site was so amazing for me that I thought I would try to help them also. They do not have internet so I will be taking this over to show them when you all reply!!!

cclemontree
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3 - Trying to Understand

Please help me to understand. My girlfriend has been diagnosed with AA3 - again. She's 22:

Joann73
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2017

Mom with glioblastoma stage4

My mom was diagnosed in March 2016. She had the surgery, followed by radiation and chemo. Then was on chemo for 1 year, one week on...4 weeks off...etc. Her last chemo treatment was in June 2017. She did great that whole 18 months! With 3 months of nothing she had her follow up MRI early September 2017 and it showed another tumor starting. Her options are only chemo or take part in a study. Can anyone tell me how this next phase can play out? What can I expect? I know survival rate is not the best for this cancer, but I feel like she has done so well up until now.

ajones17
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

Looked like MS, but now more like tumors

My vision is terribl... waiting on lumbar puncture results which yielded initial high spinal fluid and lots of white blood cells.... they are sure I don't have an infection. several rounds of IV steroids have helped with the swelling in my brain, but the demyelination is still there. 

 

Of of course I don't have a diagnosis yet, but just looking for someone that may have some answers or had a similar situation.

 

thanks! 

 

Sincerely, 

 

amanda jones

gijoe
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

A Care Givers Dilemma...

I am representing my wife on this forum and as a novice to forums, I apologize and hope I do this correctly.  This is her story... with a question enclosed.
 
Sssmom
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

Astrocytoma support

My 19 year old daughter just had surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor on her left lobe close to her motor strip. We found out yesterday that is a astrocytoma grade 3. The Doctor is 95% confident he got all the tumor but we will be starting chemo and radiation in 2-4 weeks after her head heals. I'm in shock, I've cried, prayed screamed and had every emotional breakdown I could have without her seeing me because we had this all fall on top of us. We hoped for benign then had hope for a grade 2. I fell like I'm in a fog but have to be strong to make her strong.

Shauna8
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2017

Glioblastoma IV

My dad (76) was diagnosed February 2017 with inoperable GBM stage IV. He completed 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy and although weak and fatigued, tolerated it well. He was on Temzolomide as maintainace and had a COPD exacerbation that hospitalized him. Before this he was ambulatory but slept most od the day.  He came home with oxygen and could not do anything for 2 weeks but feed himself with set up.

Keephope
Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2017

Inoperable glioma anaplastic astrocytoma brain stem grade 3

My close friends was diagnosed with 2 tumors in June. Drs removed one through surgery; however, the one left is on the brain stem and is inoperable. He will be starting chemo and radiation in a week.  Since his diagnosis and surgery he has deteriorated. Can hardly walk, left side is almost useless and left eye is crooked and starting to close. He also has a droopy face/crooked smile. We are very worried. He is a healthy 34 year old male who is in top shape, works out at least 5 days a week and eats very clean. We are all beyond devastated and hope that there is a positive end to this. 

crookedtoes1
Posts: 1
Joined: Aug 2017

Cannnabis oil treatment

60 yr old male with 2 wk old diagnosis of Stage IV cancer - primary - lung (4.3 cm), secondaries brain & liver. Need aggressive & immediate treatment and advise of how to proceed with cannibis oils CDV oils and any process where the liver makes the oils attacked the cancer and kill the cells or cells destruct themselves.  Do not want to proceed in wrong direction but feel that is the cure.  Time is of the essence.

Daughter1012
Posts: 1
Joined: Aug 2017

Pathology Report Help

Good morning.  This is my first time to post and I'm hoping I can get some help :)

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