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  • Marycarole has replied to a post on the message board

    Kimberly, hi my name is Mary. I've been on this board since 2006 when my late husband was diagnosed with a low-grade brainstem tumor. I hate to say this, but do no be fooled that the low-grade part of her situation is anything to be hopeful about in terms of long-term survival. Listen to the prognosis and they will likely be right on. My husband had a 90% low grade Pontine glioma and he lived 3.5 years. It's a tough ...

    December 10, 2012 view post
    • Marycarole has replied to a post on the message board

      I'm not in favor of Avastin. My husband used it with no success and suffered terribly under the side effects. Mary

      December 08, 2012 view post
      • Marycarole has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Juditha, my husband had a DIPG and had radiation first with good success. We watched and waited after that until it started growing and he tried Antineoplastons which failed. He was then put on Avastin, which did not work and carried a lot of bad side effects. He used Avastin for 6 months or something when his tumor kept growing and we chose to stop treatment. Let me know if I can help with any other questions. So...

        December 08, 2012 view post
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