marlo1130's Journey with Astrocytoma

Survivor: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma > Astrocytoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 50

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was having weird headaches,went to er ,they admitted me.I had 3 drs come in my room on valentines day,told me they me I had lesions in my brain. Did not realize at the time,lesion meant tumors.......I was shocked,scared.....I had 3 young sons at home

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a biopsy done august 2006,was told i had grade 2 astrocytoma

    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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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    I was told my life expectancy was somewhere between 3-8 yrs,tumours were too deep to operate,nothing they could do,i didnt believe them......

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    was i going to settle with the first drs opinion or find one who cared

    Decision Point

    i looked online to find treatments for my cancer,found a wonderful and caring team :)

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It was scary at first,having my head strapped down,but i spent my time praying during the procedure. I usually went home and took a nap,did lose my taste for a couple of weeks

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    i was on steroids,gained 70 lbs .....

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    I have been in remission for 5 yrs,tumours are shrinking!!

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  8. 8
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I thought I had kicked its sorry butt......here we go,round 2

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  9. 9
    over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The temador pills are kicking my butt :(

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