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  • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

    Hello My experience with brain cancer, a glioblastoma, was that the immune system is compromised. Although I did not have Avastin, my understanding from others is that chemotherapy in general can compromise the immune system and infections are common. I had a nasty dose of sepsis which has exactly the symptoms you describe. It can itself be life threatening, regardless of the underlying cancer, and in the UK over...

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    • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

      Hello Rob What great success. What do you believe is the secret to that success? Sharing information is vital to beating this Thanks Brian

      July 26, 2018 view post
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        I often find that answers to specific questions can be slow in coming. The easiest solution is to google it. You will find multiple answers and trial information Best wishes

        June 04, 2018 view post
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          I have changed the heading because I believe we are discussing GBM, glioblastoma multiforme which is always stage 4. Any lesser stage is not GBM. You might consider the Care Oncology Clinic, often known as COC or alternatively, Cancer Options both in the UK.

          May 26, 2018 view post
          • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

            Such a helpful and well-written post. Thank you

            May 26, 2018 view post
            • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

              Hello again Here it is most unlikely for an oncologist or neuro-surgeon to recommend any supplements. There are other clinic type places that offer private services to prescribe re-purposed medicines. I read widely, including the book by Ben Williams, a long term GBM survivor, “Surviving Terminal Cancer” and the book by Raymond Chang, “Beyond the magic bullet”. I found the M.D. Anderson app, “about herbs”, a usefu...

              May 25, 2018 view post
              • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

                I had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for GBM, and then followed a supplement regime. Additionally I also took homeopathic remedies, Ruta and calcium, often ascribed to Dr Banerji. I have no idea what works but something does as my prognostic survival expired a year ago. I am now two years on and feel as though I am recovering but it is slow. If I can help with any other information, do let me know

                May 24, 2018 view post
                • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

                  I had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for GBM, and then followed a supplement regime. Additionally I also took homeopathic remedies, Ruta and calcium, often ascribed to Dr Banerji. I have no idea what works but something does as my prognostic survival expired a year ago. I am now two years on and feel as though I am recovering but it is slow. If I can help with any other information, do let me know

                  May 24, 2018 view post
                  • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

                    I had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for GBM, and then followed a supplement regime. Additionally I also took homeopathic remedies, Ruta and calcium, often ascribed to Dr Banerji. I have no idea what works but something does as my prognostic survival expired a year ago. I am now two years on and feel as though I am recovering but it is slow. If I can help with any other information, do let me know

                    May 24, 2018 view post
                    • Broadswordsman has replied to a post on the message board

                      As someone with GBM and having undertaken much research during my journey, what you say is absolutely correct. The steroid usually prescribed, dexamethasone , has beneficial effects in reducing swelling but can affect personality and mood and can cause an ill-tempered response to loved ones. Further, it reduces muscle mass and I have bingo wings and loose flesh, all unwanted. I hope this helps a little Best wishes...

                      May 04, 2018 view post
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