Do Inoperable Tumors Ever Disappear?

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Do Inoperable Tumors Ever Disappear?

by SarahGrey on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:03 AM

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hi all,

i dont know if that's a silly question...  but from what i read by the long-term survivors who were inoperable, i'm confused and hopeful.  for long-term inoperable survivors, what happens to the tumors?  do they disappear or remain in the brain, but are dead/inactive?...  

praying for a miracle here...  thanks!

sarah

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by GerardT on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:32 AM

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On Jan 17, 2013 12:03 AM SarahGrey wrote:

hi all,

i dont know if that's a silly question...  but from what i read by the long-term survivors who were inoperable, i'm confused and hopeful.  for long-term inoperable survivors, what happens to the tumors?  do they disappear or remain in the brain, but are dead/inactive?...  

praying for a miracle here...  thanks!

sarah

Greetings: Some Tumors are treatable and managed to keep them from spreading. But this is a question that your oncologist can answer with authority. One thing for sure, keep the faith and Stay strong. There are many survivors who live with cancers. Take it one day at a time. There will be ups and down moments, but tune out the negative and embrace the power of positive thinking and healing. Hang in there. Gerard T My wife has a GLiobasta stage 4 and will be undergoing a second surgery tomorrow to remove As much as possible and implant a Ommaya Reservoir. She starts treatment in two weeks, our fatith is keeping us strong.

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by Bee_Rich on Thu Jan 17, 2013 02:11 AM

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really good q sarah. i have an inoperable grade 2-3 diffuse/infiltative tumor and wonder if they ever can dissapear w/ treatment

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by Lorre_G on Fri Jan 18, 2013 01:24 PM

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With proper treatment and a prayer - inoperable tumors can disappear.  It does happen.

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by Vipvinny on Fri Jan 18, 2013 03:52 PM

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Oct 2011 was told I had stage 3b lung cancer with mets to lymph nodes. My tumor was inoperable due to its location on my windpipe. Can't cut the windpipe out. I did radiation and chemo. Last treatment was May 2012. As I enter my 9th month since treatment . No tumors.

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by jpearson472 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 04:23 PM

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I have GBM, in july 2011 I had a baseball sized tumor removed it was only 85 % of tumor.  did the standard chemo radiation treatment after that.  All was stable until jan 2012 full regrowth, but this time inop due to depth  and location.  I was put on avastin.  As of mid novembers MRI there is no sign of the tumor.  I know I am truly one of the lucky ones at this point, but yes they can dissapear, but as we all know, with GBM its just a matter of time before it comes raging back with force.

josh

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by SarahGrey on Fri Jan 18, 2013 04:36 PM

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Oh wow, that's amazing!  All of these stories are amazing and gives me hope, thank you...

One thing that seems to be a re-occuring theme is that radiation and temodar don't do a damn thing - but that Avastin works.  I thank God my husband was able to start taking it - after 3 treatments it shrunk the tumors in half.  Next scan is next month...  nervous...

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by blueskies12 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:17 PM

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I too wonder what happens with inoperable tumours in long term survivors???? Does it look like the tumour is there but is inactive? Or is there nothing at all in that space? Thanks Sarah I too have been wondering about the same thing for so long.

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by blueskies12 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:19 PM

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On Jan 18, 2013 3:52 PM Vipvinny wrote:

Oct 2011 was told I had stage 3b lung cancer with mets to lymph nodes. My tumor was inoperable due to its location on my windpipe. Can't cut the windpipe out. I did radiation and chemo. Last treatment was May 2012. As I enter my 9th month since treatment . No tumors.
Wow Vipvinny your story is so encouraging! Thank you for posting, you have a bigger positive effect on me than you may realise, so thank you.

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by SarahGrey on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:48 AM

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Blueskies, right!  that's what Im wondering too!  is there just a 'hole' where the tumor used to be or does healthy brain grow back?...  hmm...

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