LauraB's Journey with Glioma

Survivor: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 46

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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a craniotomy to try and remove tumor but could not remove it

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I took temodar for one year

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    33 treatments to my brain, it definitely took a toll! I would do it again if I had to! However lingering effects should be explained to patients! I was not told what to expect long term!

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I had severe fatigue, mood swings, hot flashes and hair loss

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    • LauraB
    • Experience with Glioma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    One year cancer free as of 3/27/13!!!

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