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  • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

    I totally agree.  Don't wait.  See your physician at once.

    October 18, 2018 view post
    • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

      There are many survivors in the US.  I have several confirmed GBM patients who are more than 18 years our from diagnosis. 

      June 26, 2017 view post
      • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

        Is he on steroids?  That can cause high blood pressure.

        May 18, 2017 view post
        • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

          Who are you being treated by at Swedish?  You can always change doctors if necessary.  There are many options beside SOC.  I would suggest you try to see Dr. Ed Arenson who is a neuro-oncologist on the Swedish Campus.  He has a very aggressive approach to treating brain tumors, especially GBMs and has a very good long term survivor success rate. 

          April 17, 2017 view post
          • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

            Just FYI - GBMs are graded not staged.  A GBM is by definition a grade 4 tumor.

            April 17, 2017 view post
            • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

              Your friend should be seeing an oncologist on a regular basis.  Going 9 months without a check up is not the norm.  Typically during the first few years your doctor will want to see him at least every 3 months. This would include an MRI scan to be sure the tumor is not growing.  The excessive drinking and especially the soda could even be an indication of diabetes.  He really needs to see a doctor...

              September 23, 2015 view post
              • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                I always cringe when people are told there is no cure for brain cancer.  Why take hope from those who are facing this diagnosis.  I work with a neuro oncologist in Colorado who's philosophy of care is that single agent chemo therapy is not the way to beat GBM or other high grade tumors.  He truly believes that it must be multi-agent chemo therapy. I've mentioned this before, and don't want to sound li...

                September 15, 2015 view post
                • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                  You might also have your doctor refer you to an out patient rehab facility.  There are ones who only work with neurological conditions that would be quite beneficial.  This is covered by most insurances.

                  September 10, 2015 view post
                  • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                    I'm a little confused.  Why is an oncology center prescribing diabetes drugs and high cholesterol drugs? 

                    September 10, 2015 view post
                    • Lorre_G has replied to a post on the message board

                      I did an intermnet search and found several distributors on line here in the US.  Give it another shot. Lorre

                      August 04, 2015 view post
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