ulvhamre's Journey with Intermediate-Grade Astrocytoma

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Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    • ulvhamre
    • Experience with Intermediate-Grade As...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Mom started radiation five days a week for 30 treatments. She'll be kept on the chemo for six months after for one week every month. She felt sick the first day and had minor pains the first two days but was perfectly fine after

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • ulvhamre
    • Experience with Intermediate-Grade As...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    At the three week mark, Mom started losing her hair.

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    • ulvhamre
    • Experience with Intermediate-Grade As...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Steroid

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    At four weeks, they dropped Mom down from taking her steroid twice a day to once a day. Her mood has gotten better and she seems less irritable.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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