Vaccines caused GBM?

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Vaccines caused GBM?

by SarahGrey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 02:53 AM

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Hello all,

My husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma a few months ago...  It came out of nowhere (as I'm sure was the case with anyone you know.)

About 3 months prior to being diagnosed with GBM, my husband received vaccines for Hep B, Shingles and Pneumonia.  I'm curious if anyone else knows of any co-relation between these vaccines and getting GBM?...

Knowing what caused it won't change anything but... 

PS - he also worked in a chemical factory for many years.  I know that too could have likely contributed...  :(

Thanks,

Sarah

RE: Vaccines caused GBM?

by huxley2006 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 03:05 PM

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Caregivers or victims are not really in the best position to know or advise on something like this. This is what our researches and doctors need to find out.

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by jazzkool on Thu Jan 03, 2013 04:27 PM

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You mentioned the chemical factory.  I father in law worked as a printing press techician and was exposed daily to polychorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were banned from production in 1979.  He died of multiple myeloma, and there were suspicions at the time that PCBs might have caused it.  Unfortunately, I think he passed the cancer gene onto my wife who got a GBM eight years ago and died six years ago.  I miss her terribly, by the way.  Now I have a son who looks just like his mother and he has a Grade II anaplastic astrocytoma, with a poor prognosis. 

I would not be surprised if the work at the Chemical Factory was a major factor in his getting cancer, especially if he was exposed to PCBs.  Transformers and like equipment manufactured before 1979 are still out there and the general public is at risk, albeit minimal because there is not likely to be that much equipment manufactured before 1979 still in use.

I will pray for your husband and the sooner you have the operation and find the right chemo to kill the remaining tumor cells, the better. 

 

RE: Vaccines caused GBM?

by jazzkool on Thu Jan 03, 2013 04:34 PM

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On Jan 03, 2013 4:27 PM jazzkool wrote:

You mentioned the chemical factory.  I father in law worked as a printing press techician and was exposed daily to polychorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were banned from production in 1979.  He died of multiple myeloma, and there were suspicions at the time that PCBs might have caused it.  Unfortunately, I think he passed the cancer gene onto my wife who got a GBM eight years ago and died six years ago.  I miss her terribly, by the way.  Now I have a son who looks just like his mother and he has a Grade II anaplastic astrocytoma, with a poor prognosis. 

I would not be surprised if the work at the Chemical Factory was a major factor in his getting cancer, especially if he was exposed to PCBs.  Transformers and like equipment manufactured before 1979 are still out there and the general public is at risk, albeit minimal because there is not likely to be that much equipment manufactured before 1979 still in use.

I will pray for your husband and the sooner you have the operation and find the right chemo to kill the remaining tumor cells, the better. 

 

Sorry for the typos in my message.  I hate to do that.  It's "My" father in law and it's "polychlorinated" rather than "polychorinated."

RE: Vaccines caused GBM?

by siblingof on Thu Jan 03, 2013 06:05 PM

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Nope.

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by SarahGrey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:56 PM

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On Jan 03, 2013 4:27 PM jazzkool wrote:

You mentioned the chemical factory.  I father in law worked as a printing press techician and was exposed daily to polychorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were banned from production in 1979.  He died of multiple myeloma, and there were suspicions at the time that PCBs might have caused it.  Unfortunately, I think he passed the cancer gene onto my wife who got a GBM eight years ago and died six years ago.  I miss her terribly, by the way.  Now I have a son who looks just like his mother and he has a Grade II anaplastic astrocytoma, with a poor prognosis. 

I would not be surprised if the work at the Chemical Factory was a major factor in his getting cancer, especially if he was exposed to PCBs.  Transformers and like equipment manufactured before 1979 are still out there and the general public is at risk, albeit minimal because there is not likely to be that much equipment manufactured before 1979 still in use.

I will pray for your husband and the sooner you have the operation and find the right chemo to kill the remaining tumor cells, the better. 

 

Thank you...  I'm so sorry for your loss and will pray for your son to get well also... 

And no worries about any spelling errors - this isn't the easiest topic to write about - I find myself often having to correct my own writing because my mind is in a million places at once.  :P

All the best,

Sarah

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by SarahGrey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:58 PM

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On Jan 03, 2013 3:05 PM huxley2006 wrote:

Caregivers or victims are not really in the best position to know or advise on something like this. This is what our researches and doctors need to find out.

Ah correct, but everyone has a personal experience.  I was curious if other people had the same reaction but never made the connection...

Like "jazzcool" wrote - he likely had someone in his family work in a chemical factory get cancer.  Just curious how many people out there had similar experiences...

RE: Vaccines caused GBM?

by vwxyz on Fri Jan 04, 2013 02:54 AM

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Jazzkool, how old is your son?  I am so very sorry about what you have had to go through with your father-in-law and wife, now your son. We hope you are staying healthy and strong to care for your son.  We would appreciate any future information and connections to possibilities of what might have been the catylist that promoted the cancer and how things are going with treatments with your son.  Be strong.  J.L.

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by jazzkool on Fri Jan 04, 2013 03:04 PM

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Son just turned 45, has had two operations, and has an astrocytoma that has characteristics in it that it make it more dangerous than most Type 2s.  He is considering whether he should start chemo or radiation to prevent an early return of the tumor, and is being treated at Johns Hopkins.  My wife was treated at Duke, and my son goes for second opinions down to Duke because the family has a close relationship with the Duke Brain Tumor Center staff.  He has a devoted wife and 5 year old daughter.   I have five other children and three live only two blocks away from my son and I live only two miles from his home.  He has a lot of support.  Thanks for your support. 

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by jazzkool on Fri Jan 04, 2013 03:06 PM

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Son just turned 45, has had two operations, and has an astrocytoma that has characteristics in it that it make it more dangerous than most Type 2s.  He is considering whether he should start chemo or radiation to prevent an early return of the tumor, and is being treated at Johns Hopkins.  My wife was treated at Duke, and my son goes for second opinions down to Duke because the family has a close relationship with the Duke Brain Tumor Center staff.  He has a devoted wife and 5 year old daughter.   I have five other children and three live only two blocks away from my son and I live only two miles from his home.  He has a lot of support.  Thanks for your support. 

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