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  • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

    Call.

    April 12 at 1:33 AM view post
    • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

      See my question, above.

      April 18, 2018 view post
      • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

        I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s illness and his young age. He underwent brain surgery. He does not understand why? Did his doctors not speak with him? What about further treatment, chemo and/or radiation therapy? Of course he needs to know. What I have trouble understanding is: how can not already know about his diagnosis? Best wishes to you and yours.

        April 18, 2018 view post
        • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

          I’m skeptical. Please show us the evidence that you have discovered through your research.

          March 30, 2018 view post
          • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

            “No treatment without tissue”, is one of tenets of oncology. That may not be universally true, but it is a strong belief. A brain biopsy, which sounds tough, was quite tolerable for me. This might be reasonable to provide diagnostic information and thus to guide further treatment. As always, talk with his treatment team, especially the neurosurgeon.

            March 29, 2018 view post
            • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

              I believe Simpson (or was) Canadian. https://gizmodo.com/canadian-doctors-warn-medical-pot-is-overhyped-1823043446/amp See also: http://www.cfp.ca/content/64/2/111

              March 29, 2018 view post
              • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

                American Brain Tumor Association: abta.org National Brain Tumor Society: braintumor.org

                June 30, 2017 view post
                • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

                  Some good research published last year: http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1500925

                  June 30, 2017 view post
                  • drdtc has replied to a post on the message board

                    What you describe appears to be quite aggressive: surgery (full resection), radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. And I agree that MD Anderson is a pretty darn good organization to be working with. Good luck and best wishes.

                    December 11, 2014 view post
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                      This picture appears to be consistent with a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined signiance (MGUS). A diagnosis of multiple myeloma (MM) is not based on the presence of the monoclonal gammopathy alone. MM would also typically include some combination of hypercalcemia (high calcium in the blood), kidney failure , anemia, and lesions (abnormalities) in the bones seen on X-rays. It also becomes more common with adva...

                      December 11, 2014 view post
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                      Doctor, Patient
                      Brain Cancer
                      Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Conventional Treatments, Diagnostic Imaging, Emotional Support, Lifestyle

                      I am a male physician who suffered a seizure at age 51. After the dust settled, I realized that I am stuck with a grade 2 oligodendroglioma. The outlook, however, is not so bad; things could be worse.

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