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  • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

    Your friend should be seeing an oncologist on a regular basis.  Going 9 months without a check up is not the norm.  Typically during the first few years your doctor will want to see him at least every 3 months. This would include an MRI scan to be sure the tumor is not growing.  The excessive drinking and especially the soda could even be an indication of diabetes.  He really needs to see a doctor...

    September 23 at 7:28 PM view post
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      I always cringe when people are told there is no cure for brain cancer.  Why take hope from those who are facing this diagnosis.  I work with a neuro oncologist in Colorado who's philosophy of care is that single agent chemo therapy is not the way to beat GBM or other high grade tumors.  He truly believes that it must be multi-agent chemo therapy. I've mentioned this before, and don't want to sound li...

      September 15 at 7:01 PM view post
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        You might also have your doctor refer you to an out patient rehab facility.  There are ones who only work with neurological conditions that would be quite beneficial.  This is covered by most insurances.

        September 10 at 3:41 PM view post
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          I'm a little confused.  Why is an oncology center prescribing diabetes drugs and high cholesterol drugs? 

          September 10 at 3:30 PM view post
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            I did an intermnet search and found several distributors on line here in the US.  Give it another shot. Lorre

            August 04 at 2:17 PM view post
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              Flying on a commerical airline with pressurized cabins is perfectly fine.  If you are concerned, please check with your physician. Lorre G

              July 23 at 2:52 PM view post
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                Ask for a social worker, patient care coordinator or patient navigator or even a case manager.  These are all names used for someone who can help you either in the doctor's office or the hospital itself.  Lorre

                July 16 at 4:59 PM view post
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                  Our gathering is for patients of the Colorado Neurological Institute - we are in Englewood, CO.  This year we are scheduled to celebrate on Sept. 16th.  I don't have an invitation list ready yet, but it will be well over 100 patients and their families. Lorre G

                  June 24 at 2:43 PM view post
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                    Please go to the web site www.brainhospice.com.  It can give you some basic guidelines.  It really is helpful. God bless you with peace and comfort. Lorre G

                    June 18 at 4:40 PM view post
                    • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                      One school of thought is to do chemo up front for low grade tumors and hold off on radiation in case the tumor comes back as a higher grade.  Each neuro-oncologist has thier own plan of treatment and strategy for cure.  You must find a physician you are comfortable with and go with their protocol.  There is no right or wrong way to treat. Lorre G

                      March 25 at 5:39 PM view post
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