Change on the MRI

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Change on the MRI

by gigi50 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 08:08 PM

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My husband had an MRI 3 weeks ago and the results came in which indicated a change from the last MRI in August but could be post radiation/surgical symptoms.

He was diagnosed 1 year ago with a GBM (this is his 2nd brain tumor in 13 years), inoperable but had a procedure done here in Canada (brain port) that allowed them to remove the tumor, had 5 weeks radiation, has had about 4-5 months temodal but has stopped for a while to give his body a rest.  

My question, knowing a lot about the reality of this disease, the change is one that i am worried about although they say could be postsurgical (surgery was in Feb this year) or post radiation. .Just looking for input...any comments?  We have lived 13 years with 4 cancers so feel fortunate.  My husband is feeling ok right now but i think that he hides how he really feels.  He felt that he has beaten 3 so he can beat this one.

Thanks!

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by Steph917 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 09:25 PM

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I am also curious about this.  My mom had an MRI this last Monday and we were also told there was just a surgical change in her results and nothing to be concerned about. She had surgery July 24th and this is the first MRI since her radiation treatments  

RE: Change on the MRI

by siblingof on Sun Dec 02, 2012 02:57 PM

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Gigi and Steph, it can often be hard to tell what a change on the MRI is. Usually, when it's not a drastic change, they just watch it till the next MRI. Sometimes that gives them a better idea of whether it's growth or some other change.
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