Adult Pontine Glioma

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Adult Pontine Glioma

by Marycarole on Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi Everyone, Does anyone have experience with adult pontine glioma? My 33 year old husband is going through diagnostics as we speak, but 2 out of 4 cancer centers have said they think it is a grade III pontine glioma. I'm doing a lot research to learn about this type of cancer and I am overwhelmed by the prognosis. Can anyone tell me if they know of any long-term survivors of adult DPG? Thank you, Mary

Grade III Glioma

by Brainychick on Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:00 AM

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I have never heard of such a tumor, however there are over 120 types of brain tumors and I don't know them all I'm sure. Anyway, I am in my mid 20's and was diagnosed with a grade IV Glioma called a Glioblastoma mnultiform in 2003. Is the center where you husband is being treated just a cancer center or is it a Brain Tumor Center? I would dtrongly suggest you take him to a Brain Tumor Center. A list of these can be found on the site - www.virtualtrials.com

Glioma

by Oncrx on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:00 AM

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Brain stem gliomas do not have a good prognosis. Radiation may help some but is not a cure and surgery, which is the only cure for most brain cancer, is not usually an option. Generally survival is 1-2 years. I would check with the American Brain tumor association or the NCI for clinical trials. Also, I would pray. May God Bless your family.

Ruta6

by Oncrx on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:00 AM

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ruta 6 is a natural product which has had some anectodal success in brain tumors. You should lookm into that along with other clinical trials.

Going Through The Same For Over 2 Years

by Austinsdad on Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi, my husband was dx'd in 2003 with a Brain stem glioma located in the tectum. He has gone through standard tx with some success. It has kept him alive for 2 1\2 years however quality of life has not been optimal. We have now reached the point of deciding to cont with more toxic chemotherapy or chosing alternative tx. We just returned from The Burzynski Clinic in Houston Tx. He has a clinical trial underway for Brain stem gliomas. They are hoping the FDA will approve this tx within the next year. They are waiting for them to start their review. Has your husband undergone any tx as of yet, and if so what? I hope and pray for the best. Sue

at Ucla For tx

by Marycarole on Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi Sue, Thanks for your reply. We are at UCLA now and Steve will begin chemo and radiation on 1/10. His tumor is in the pons region and is largely a grade II with a few areas of grade III. He's also doing an intensive diet for cancer (see book "Beating Cancer with Nutrition") and is on a plethora of supplements. (Also see Dr. Ben William's book called "Surviving Terminal Cancer" for lots of great information). I'm looking into Ruta 6 as well. I have some questions about Dr. Burzynski's trial. What phase is it (I, II or III) and has it begun yet? I assume it's a phase III since they are awaiting FDA approval. What agents are being tested? Thank's Sue and I'll pray for you also. What is your husband's name by the way? Mary

Pontine Glioma

by Trent on Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Mary, my name is Trent and I too have a pontine glioma. I would very much like to talk to you or your husband either by email or phone. Maybe we could share some insight with each other as this is a rare cancer. Please contact me at --- Message edited by CancerCompass staff: for personal protection, email address removed. Please review CancerCompass Member Guidelines at http://www.cancercompass.com/common/guidelines.html ----

For Trent

by Marycarole on Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Trent, I've e-mailed you twice; are you getting the messages? I would love to talk with you and try to help. Mary

Pontine Glioma

by Trent on Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Sue, my name is Trent and I have a pontine glioma also. I would very much like to speak with you and hopefully get some insight on the disease and treatment. Please contact me a --- Message edited by CancerCompass staff: for personal protection, email address removed. Please review CancerCompass Member Guidelines at http://www.cancercompass.com/common/guidelines.html ---- Thanks, and best wishes. Trent

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by Trent on Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:00 AM

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I did get them, thank you. I have tried to call also, but no answer. I will keep trying, Thanks again. Trent
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