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About Jackson5

Caregiver
Brain Cancer
Alternative Treatments, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Conventional Treatments, Diagnostic Imaging, Diet, Emotional Support, Genetics, Hormone Therapy, Lifestyle, Local Hyperthermia, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Radiation, Side Effects, Spiritual Support, Supplements, Surgery

My 45 yr old husband was suffering from violent headaches, tiredness, vision problems and memory loss when a CAT scan showed a golf ball size tumor in his left parietal side of his brain on March 10, 2012. Surgery followed on March 14th with almost full resection. Radiation and chemo were started 4 weeks following. He was doing quite well until we startied weaning of the steroids and he suffered 6 consecutive grand mal seizures, completely unconscious over a span of 2 hours until they were able to get them under control at the hospital. Another CAT scan was done and they found a new spot in his Left frontal lobe. He was put on antiseizure meds and his steroids increased. He continued with the 5/23 chemo cycles until an MRI on Aug 21st showed the new spot had grown to the size of a small orange. Chemo was stopped and surgery for the second tumor was done on Sept.11 again with most removed. He started more radiation on the second tumor site for 3 weeks. He suffers from severe swelling and is still on a high steroid dose. He's having severe anxiety and emotional difficulties along with memory loss. We will be trying Avastin in 3 weeks and are hoping to be able to start tapering off the steroids. After trying avastin for 5 months the tumors still came back!

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