houstondoc'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: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 65

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    • houstondoc
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocyt...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My father an otherwise healthy gentleman was visiting his native country when he had a seizure in a car. He was immediately transferred to a hospital there, and a quick CT and MRI later, we heard the dreadful news of brain lesion. We hoped it was because of tuberculosis or something benign and brought him back to America as soon as we could for the surgery.

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    • houstondoc
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocyt...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    It is quite amazing how a 5cm brain tumor can be removed quite adeptly during awake brain surgery. My father had his surgery on a thursday morning, was walking Friday morning after the foley catheter, arterial line and the second IV came out. He was home by Sunday morning. Back to completely normal by Tuesday. No headaches, no problems, no seizures.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • houstondoc
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocyt...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    We started Temador three days ago. So far so good.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • houstondoc
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocyt...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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