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  • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

    I know how hard it must be to reach out for answers and not get any.  Spinal GBMs are not common.  Even in a clinic that specializes in brain & spinal tumors, you don't see them in large numbers.  Are you being seen by a neuro-oncologist and at a center that specializes?  Has a neuro-surgen given you any indication that surgery is possible.  My advice for now is get a second opnion and do...

    October 24 at 4:26 PM view post
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      You did not mention what kind of tumor.  I have a few patients that have had tumors and completed surgery and chemo and/or radiation and have gone on to start families.  Two that I can think of right off hand each have 2 children several years old and it has not caused them to have a recurrence.  Another has a son several months old and she is also doing quite well with no sign of tumor recurrence.&nbs...

      October 16 at 4:04 PM view post
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        The giadel wafers were chemo , so he did have some at the time of surgery.  Not totally unusual. This may be all he requires for a while.  Lorre

        October 10 at 5:23 PM view post
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          There are many thresds onhere regarding Dr. Burzynski.  People either love him or hate him.  You'd have to be your judge on this one.  He is very controversial. Lorre

          October 02 at 5:33 PM view post
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            One thing to be aware of - Avastin isnota chemotherapy drug.  It is a biotherapy drug.  It will not have the same side effects as chemo. Lorre

            October 02 at 5:26 PM view post
            • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

              GBM by definition is a grade 4 brain tumor.  There is no Grade 1 GBM.

              September 19 at 2:15 PM view post
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                I have a couple of patients (men and women) who have gone on to successfully conceive.  Two of the men each have 2 children and two of the women have two children.  It does happen.  I'm not sure how long they waited, however. 

                June 24 at 4:12 PM view post
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                  My brother was 59 years old.  Diagnosed with spinal disease and was told is was spreading so fast the doctors only predicted he would last a week.  No teartments were suggested.  He died 3 weeks later.

                  April 29 at 3:20 PM view post
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                    I have approx. 135 long term survivor's of high grade brain tumors at our institute.  Long term is considered at 3 or more years from diagnosis.  I have many who are celebrating 10, 11 15, 23 years etc. 

                    April 09 at 1:33 PM view post
                    • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                      Just a bit of clarification.  GBMs are by definition a grade 4.  Brain Tumors are not staged.  Lorre

                      January 31 at 2:39 PM view post
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