daveadams84's Journey with High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called G...

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma > Astrocytoma > High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called Glioblastoma)

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Male, Age: 32

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Veg-F Trap with Temodar

    Clinical Trial

    Treatment failed after just a few months and we had to change to a more agressive treatment.

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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    At first the radiation was not too bad but as time went on it began to take a role on my day to day life. I gained seventy pounds in just eight weeks and I had a hard time getting around because of the extra weight. I still have memory loss and I tend to forget things on a regular basis, I always have to keep a notepad nearby or I may forget the simplest thing.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    If you haven't figured it out already chemotherapy is poison, the doctors are slowly poisoning us because it is the only way that they know how to battle the cancer. After years of chemo my body is not handling the constant abuse it takes very well.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I have episodes of chemo brain that last for long periods of time. Sometimes it can last days other times it is weeks, I also get confused and I forget what I am saying in the middle of my sentences.

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  6. 6
    almost 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    It has been five years this weekend since I went to the ER with a migraine headache - only to find it was cancer. I wrote a book about my experience you can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Strength-Stand-Inspirational-ebook/dp/B00AHJNPQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370745690&sr=8-1&keywords=my+cancer+my+blessing

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