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

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

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 19 years ago, Female, Age: 55

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    • BRAINAC
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    THEY TOLD ME IT WOULD BE A 4 HOUR SURGERY IT WAS 5 1/2 HRS. HE SAID HE WANTED TO GET EVERYTHING THAT LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE CANCEROUS. HE WAS RIGHT HE GOT ALL OF IT. IT'S BEEN 14 YEARS AND STILL NO CANCER. HALLELUJAH.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • BRAINAC
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    MY 2 sisters took turns taking me down to the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville. They helped me pick out a wig that looked like my hair. The doctor said it would start falling out; it did about the forth week of my seven week course of treatment. I had to have a strawberry shake every time I got out of the city at Sellersburg, IN. When I got home I had to rest most of the time I would sleep or listen to K love radio station to kept me strong.

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