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  • huxley2006 has replied to a post on the message board

    Have had several surgeries while battering Brain Cancer. Surgery is still one of the best options in our arsenal. That being said think pairing the surgery with a good clinical (toca or vaccine) is something you should seriously consider. Huxley

    September 07, 2013 view post
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      20 years since diagnosis PXA grade 2 and 3 years since reoccurrence GBM grade 4 Huxley..

      September 05, 2013 view post
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        Unfortunately the answer is it could change that quickly. Doesn't mean it has But it is always a possibility. Keep in mind people do live an extended period of time with multiple relapses and progression to higher grade tumors. In fact that's a highly likely scenario along the way. Statistically your much better off with an initial diagnosis of a grade 3 tumor then a GBM. Doesn't mean you won't hit challe...

        July 09, 2013 view post
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          I lost my preriphersl vision on my left side after my first surgery in 1994.i still drive regularly but do let my wife drive if the area is new to me. You need to be vey careful and took me many years to get used to it and learn how to compensate for the deficiency. I was in a fender bender or two before I really learned how to handle it. This is very dangerous but with enough practice it is possible to learn to...

          June 23, 2013 view post
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            Same experience with Dr Yu. He was wonderful!   Huc  

            June 09, 2013 view post
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              I am skeptical of this but think on the whole marijuana can be a good thing for those suffering from Brain Cancer. It increases appetite and in general can lead to a more pleasant afternoon. That’s something that shouldn't be underestimated for those going through this Trauma. Hux....  

              June 02, 2013 view post
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                I took Lexapro during my treatment. It really cut down on the anxiety, which led to a better state of mind. Real lifesaver. I was also able to get off very easily after my treatment was complete. Thanks Hux

                June 02, 2013 view post
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                  When I had my tumor removed for many weeks after I was very sensitive to the smell of Garlic. Smelled it on my wife several hrs after she had Pizza and smelled it just about everywhere else. I couldn’t go near an Italian restaurant without becoming nauseas. It subsided once the swelling went down.     Hux....  

                  March 05, 2013 view post
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                    It normally takes several MRI's to determine if there is true growth. There is no definitive way for doctors to distinguish between treatment effect and growth initially as things get pretty messy once treatment begins. It’s a case of letting the dust settle before they can get a truly accurate reading.   Hux...          

                    February 07, 2013 view post
                    • huxley2006 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hello Glitzy, So soon after radiation it would difficult to nearly impossible to definitively distinguish pseudo -progression from actual recurrence. Normally the Doctors need to see several successive scans that demonstrate significant growth before they can be sure there is growth. I would be skeptical and get another Dr to look at your husbands scans. Hux...  

                      February 06, 2013 view post
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