Just a quick note to say hi! BobbHilton: I wish I could talk with you rather than this way, however, our daughter was diagnoised with Low Grade Diffussed Astrocytoma,was given surgery Feb /09, then radiation and chemo ---what is her mean survival rate with already done all her options. Thanks Janice
My PET Scan and fMRI showed that my astrocytoma is around my productive speech area but has not touched yet the understing or comunicative areas. it is 6x5x3cm. Some doctors proposed the wait and see approach, but others proposed an awake craniotomy to remove as much as possible of my tumor, and treat it after with chemo or radiation, they talked about a temporary speech, and right side movement problems, that will disappear three weeks after the surgery.
I would like to know what do you think about the awake craniotomy, I am not much into the wait and see, and somehow scared of permenant speech and movement problem.
Waiting for your answer, thank you.
I read that you are a retiered Neurosurgeon, and I have some questions about a Grade II astrocytomas.
I am a 36y man right hand, and was diagnogosed with grade II astrocytoma in the left insular after right side seizere problems. I visited many doctors in USA and CANADA, but have my specialized hospital in Canada.
I am writing to you in hopes you can give me some advice. My cousin (more like a sister) was recently (3 weeks ago) diagnosed with a brain tumor/astrocytoma. It is in the center of her brain and has feelers. The placed a shunt in her within three days as they said she had an abnormal amount of fluid. She was/is having some slight paralysis on her left side. She was just told that it is malignant and they (Cleveland Clinic) would be starting 6 weeks of agressive radiation in an attemp to shrink it. (no surgery option) She has also undergone surgery for a large blood clot in her leg. Do you have any advice for the family regarding what to expect? References considering her age, diagnosis? We are at a loss am doing all the research we can? Any help is so appreciated! Thank you.
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