Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors
is he newly diagnosed or recurrent?
dr chen is incredible -educated and compassionate and he clearly knows his art
he went far far out of his way to start th ablation a week early for me and another patient - a good thing too
there was an agressive and unexpected 2 cm growth found and treated. to do so caused swelling - and my left arm is not working so well now - but it is getting better with 18 mg dex per day. i can see it will be near normal in a ...
sorry to be so brief but i just had surgery
this an often cited website
i wish you the best possible outcome and peace above all
They moved my ablation up to today at noon. I am glad to get started on the path forward.
Some of you asked if it left burned tissue behind. I was told not.
If you think about the cells of the tumor being water balloons, the ablation pops the balloon and spills the contents. Not sure what does the clean up, but no, there is nothing burnt left behind.
Is he on decadron (dexamethasone) ? If so to me, that could be the cause Many people become distant and angry on this drug (I did)
As we all know, there are risks to any surgery or surgery like procedure. I was informed of those. For example, infection and so on.
However, I was told the procedure is generally safe and I read up on it quite a bit and that is my impression. The result of heating the tissue is a bit like cauderization but I have seen before and after MRI pictures in published journal articles and whatever might r...
I would strongly consider pd-1.
I am curious why cryopreservation would have an advantage over flash freezing.
I am not familiar with storing your tumor this way. What do you plan to do in the future with it.
Also, how much does it cost?
I am asking without have any knowledge of the area.
I recently had my 3rd resection starting in November 13. It is my 4th overall considering the first post diagnosis on Oct 3, 2010.
All have been done by the best neurosurgeons in southern CA in my opinion. The last had a very high degree of resection but there was some residual left behind, not unexpected even in the best of resections. To clean up the rest, I have opted for laser (or thermal) ablation w...
In SoCal, I recommend my NO, Dr. Kesari (UCSD). He is a compassionate doctor who doese not limit his concern for you to 9 to 5 hours. He brings in trials and treatments that he believes will help his patients and is a truly experienced and respected expert in his area. He is part of a larger team of talented surgeons and NOs that make up the brain tumor unit at UCSD. They coordinate their efforts we...
46 year old father and husband diagnosed October 2010 with GBM. 99+% resection, radiation/Temador and a clean MRI until October 2013 with a recurrence. Entered into a dendritic cell clinical trial in November 2013 after a resection.
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