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  • schmidtdvm has replied to a post on the message board

    I was both extraordinary blessed by my excellent surgeon and lucky on my tumor location (on the surface of the brain). Yet, it was big and near my speech center. As a Veterinarian I knew the odds were slim and I asked for a total resection. So there was no visible neoplasia left in my brain. After the surgery I did radiation and Temodar, I stopped chemo 9 months after I started. I completely lost my speech, but rega...

    May 06 at 12:50 AM view post
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      I am 10.5 years out after being diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3. There is hope and life beyond this.

      April 28 at 3:49 PM view post
      • schmidtdvm has replied to a post on the message board

        I got diagnosed 10 years and 5 months ago with grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma when I was 38. The day after my diagnosis I had brain surgery to resect the tumor. I received chemo and radiation after that. My neurosurgeon was very aggressive and got all of tumor out, that was the key to my survival. After surgery I did lose my speech and I had some impairments with my right hand and arm. My speech returned almost bac...

        April 28 at 3:36 PM view post
        • schmidtdvm has replied to a post on the message board

          Hi all, I found this discussion and I thought I should share my story and it may help someone out.    I was Dx with AA3 9 years and 1 month ago, I went through sx, radiation, and chemo with Temador.  My tumor was near my speach center (left posterior frontal lobe) and I lost my speach competely.  After 3 years of speach threapy I only have a slight accent now which no one can place...

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