Signs of Tumor Regrowth? *urgent*

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Signs of Tumor Regrowth? *urgent*

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

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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND!?!?! I need to know EVERYTHING there is (ok, at least some of the things) to know about symptoms of tumor regrowth. Please share experiences, info you've gathered, what doctors told you, etc. THANK YOU!!!

Symptoms

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

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when I had a recurrance there were really no symptoms at all. Of course when I was first diagnosed my only symptoms were the same as a sinus infection or migraine.

Dear Brainy_chick

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

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I don't know if 'no symptoms' is a good thing or a bad thing... my mom's been acting not herself. We can't tell if she's just exhausted from the new chemo or if something is up. She's not "mentally" weird and there was NO cognitive change... but we're going for an 'emergency MRI' tomorrow afternoon (wish us luck) and we'll see what it reads. She tripped and fell Sunday- didn't hurt anything, she just said she lost her balance and fell- and since she already suffers from weak motor control on the left side, we're not sure if it's the fatigue that caused her to fall or what. She says she's not more tired than usual, but she LOOKS tired. She's been slower the last 2 days, too. Walking, responding- we were worried it might have been a stroke or hemmorhage, which is why we're going for the MRI, but yeah, it's just scary to watch. Do you have email, by the way- I get SO anxious waiting on responses from here... you know? Thanks for writing back so soon! ((HUGS)) Revi

Signs of Tumor Regrowth

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

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When my husband's tumor started getting more aggressive, he started having weakness on his left side (tumor is on the right side). After the surgery, he lost mobility and experienced vision empairment on the left, we thought he had a stroke, but MRI showed no signs of one. Instead, it showed the tumor still growing so his doctor feels these symptoms are the result of the tumor progressing. The doctor described the signs of more progression and they include: he'll feel more and more tired so he'll sleep more, he'll get weaker, and he'll get more confused. Some of these can also be side effects from his chemo, so right now, it's hard to tell which is which. Good luck with your mom's MRI.

Tumor Regrowth Symptoms

by Farfel on Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 AM

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When my mother experienced regrowth she started having problems with dexterity. She could not put something into something and would reach for things that were not there. She also started to have more and more trouble with her walking ability. She had to think for longer periods to get her foot moving forward. She also had some seizures but that may have been caused by her decision to stop taking the steroids which she felt made her "too xxxxx y".

Signs of Regrowth

by caring_daughter on Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hello, How did your mom's MRI turn out? Did it show evidence of swelling? Before we knew that my dad was having a significant amount of swelling and his decadron dose quadrupled, I was noticing that his speech was much worse. He was finding maybe 40% of the words to convey his thoughts/feelings. His gait was more "stumbly", and he was much more unsure of his steps. He also was very, very tired. It is difficult to determine if the symptoms that we are noticing are due to a recurrence of the brain tumor, due to swelling,due to the effects of chemotherapy, or due to other medical issues. Let me know how your mom's MRI went and how you and she are doing when you have a chance. Prior to my dad's diagnosis with a brain tumor, he noticed that he was feeling more tired, that he was having trouble comprehending what he read in the newspaper, that his vision was more blurry, and he experienced two focal type seizures. He also had pressure around his left ear and some tingling down his left arm along with excess salivation. He didn't confide in us right away as he was hoping it was a one time occurence. As soon as he told my mom, off to the ER. Since, we have been on a roller coaster ride of emotions and my dad has endured chemotherapy, radiation, etc. Once my dad completed radiation, there was a huge change in his cognitive skills and in his physical strength and speech. Did your mom have radiation? Take care. Be hopeful, Rondi

Signs

by Loriann on Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 AM

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when my husbands tumor began to grow, he experienced dizziness,anxienty and not quite himself. He also began to experience more head pressure & headaches. Loriann

Tumor Growth

by Willing on Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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Call S.R. Burzynski in Houston Texas and ask for Barbara Burzynski.1-713-335-5697--Tell her the problem and she will tell you about Antineoplaston Therapy
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