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    I was diagnosed with Oligoastrocytoma stage 3 in Sept of 2013. My awake surgery removed 98% of the tumor (the size of a softball), I went through 6 1/2 weeks of radiation and 1 year of Temodar. I was totally perfect until last May when a tiny piece of brain got swollen (it is compared to the size of half the tip of your thumb). This swollen part caused me to have mini auras (miny seizures). It was so annoying. I...

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      My MRI came back with a slight swelling in a certain part of my brain. I was so paranoid that the remaining 1% of my Oligoastrocytoma tumor was growing and my doctor was not 100% sure. After having her weekly meeting with the oncology department my dr confirmed that the tumor was slightly swollen rather than "growing". The swelling made sense bc the last few weeks prior to the MRI I had been having some issues wit...

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        I was diagnosed with stage 3 OligoAstrocytoma in Sept of 2013. I went through surgery, 6 weeks of radiation, and one year of chemo pills. 99% percent of my tumor was removed..it is in my left temporal lobe. I have no side effects from my surgery but I do have to take my Keppra seizure medicine for the rest of my life. I feel like if your husband has many physical and mental side effects from surgery and treatmen...

        July 07, 2015 view post
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          It all differs with so many things-age, health, location of the tumor, amount of tumor removed during surgery, body's reaction to chemo, body's reaction to radiation, presence of 1P 19 Q deletions, etc.

          May 13, 2015 view post
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            UCSF saved my life from stage 3 Oligoastrocytoma. Surgery, 6 1/2 wks of radiation, and 1 year of chemo. This was completed almost one year ago. I am happier and healthier now than I have ever been :)

            April 18, 2015 view post
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              I was diagnosed with stage 3 Oligoastrocytoma in Sept 2013. I had surgery, 6 1/2 wks of radiation, and 1 year of chemo. Taking chemo for one year is a breeze compared to recovering from surgery (in my situation). Chemo was everyday during radiation and changed to one week of every month after that. Chemo made me feel slightly tired during radiation but not too much of a big deal. Chemo after radiation didn't h...

              April 18, 2015 view post
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                Dr. Chang, the coworker of Dr. Berger, saved my life from stage 3 Oligoastrocytoma 1 1/2 years ago! He learned everything from Dr. Berger. Best neurosurgeons ever!! ??

                April 17, 2015 view post
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                  UCSF saved my life from OligoAstrocytoma Grade 3! I could never imagine myself being anywhere else.

                  March 21, 2015 view post
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                    I was diagnosed with the Oligoastrocytoma stage 3 in Sept of 2013. It is in my left temporal lobe. My surgery at UCSF removed 99% of my tumor. I had 6 1/2 weeks of radiation and completed 1 year of chemo. I have never been more healthy and active in my whole life. I am curious what your husband feels pain from? I do not have any negative and/or long term effects from the surgery and/or treatment. Best Regar...

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                      Wow incredibly amazing! Gives people like me, with stage 3 OligoAstrocytoma, a lot of hope. I completed my 1 year chemo 2 months ago and just received the results of my most recent MRI last week. Absolutely no growth or change in the 1% of my remaining tumor. I know this success has a lot to do with my age (32 yrs old), amount of tumor removed (99%), my 1P19Q codeletion and my prior medical history (completely cl...

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                      About cynthialynn

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                      Brain Cancer

                      I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma in Sept of 2013. I had awake surgery at UCSF and 99% of my tumor was removed. My tumor is located in my left temporal lobe. I completed 6 1/2 weeks of radiation and one year of chemotherapy pills. I am in better condition than ever. A true survivor of brain cancer :)

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