About Me: Female, 46, Columbus, GA, member since Apr 2009
I was diagnosed on March 9, 2007 with a grade 2 Astrocytoma. The tumor was inoperable. I went through 25 doses of radiation. Started on temodar 600mg/day 1hr before radiation. After a while on temodar my tumor size increased. Took a small break and another stereotactic
[More] biopsy, then was sent to Duke Universty, Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center Clinic, I started trials of gleevac and hydrea, after several months the neuropathy was intense in my feet and was on a walker for a few weeks. The Drs stopped the gleevac/hydrea and started me on Carboplatin IV once a month so far 9 doses. My headaches are mild to moderate and a constant clear fluid from my left nostril and some left ear pain. I have never had allergies. No eye reddnes, or sneezing.
My tumor started out as lemon size in my left parietal lobe, so if it were removed I would be paralized.....The doctors are also questioning BIH. I also have ocassional focal seizures, that paralizes me on the right side and left leg, and slurred speech that lasts for 4-5 hours.
Hi Ange, its not me who has the tumour - its my brother - he started off with a benign tumour which has turned cancerous. He is only 29 but is after going through chemo and is just finishing off his last stent of chemo. It was 6 stents which lasted nine months and thankfully it is working. He was diagnosed 4 years ago and finally we are having great progress. How are you going. Please god you are getting good news also.
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