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

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Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 70

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    • Laralee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Resection to remove tumor went well and initially improved my Mom's abilities such as walking and dressing. But the tumor came back 4 months later.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Laralee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Cyberknife

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Laralee
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    over 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Huge side effects, loss of hair, nausea, vomiting, constipation

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Nausea, hair loss, constipation, loss of energy

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Laralee
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Avastin side effects diarrhea, laryngitis

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Laralee
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    over 5 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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    • Laralee
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    • Laralee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

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    • Laralee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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