Neurology Community
whats the alternative?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

whats the alternative?

My Bf was diagnosed with a gemistocytic astrocytoma grade 2,in 2008 he had 75 percent ressection of the tumor which is located in his right parietal lobe...36 treatments of radiation...which seemed to do no good he was then put on temodar...3 month mri after the chemo showed no new enhancement so he was left on chemo and mri scheduled for 6 months later....Mri yesterday showd slight enhancement increase in tumor bed area...whats next if the temodar is no longer working? Is there different chemo meds he can try?
Related Discussions
1093617_tn?1279305602
Hi, Thank you for your question. Generally, grade-2 astrocytoma is slow growing and represents with most common symptoms of seizures. Although resection along with radiation & chemotherapy of tumor may provide relief in symptoms (seizures) in one or to years, but due to invasive nature of the tumor it may recur as well. Therefore, your treating doctor will be in best position to let you know the precise outcome after the surgery. Hope this helps.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1439824912
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Katya4
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
209987_tn?1418913008
Blank
tschock
AB