• does anyone know of anyone with a Glioblastoma grade 4 which has spread to the spine? also called Drop Metastasis

    Asked by Pattiann on Saturday, November 5, 2011

    does anyone know of anyone with a Glioblastoma grade 4 which has spread to the spine? also called Drop Metastasis

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi Pattiann,

      I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that we do have several people on WhatNext who are fighting glioblastoma, so I am optimistic that someone will weigh in soon. In the meantime, I will do my best to reach out and find someone who can share their perspective on this issue with you.

      Please feel free to let me know if there is anything we can do to help...and please keep us posted.


      almost 5 years ago
    • NurseRatchett's Avatar


      While I cannot answer the question you've asked, I wanted to thank you for posting it. My mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme with Oligodendroglioma this past January. All of her doctors (and she has dozens) have all stated that this type of cancer wouldn't metastasize! Your entry is the first I've heard that it could. I now have an entirely new topic for my "Things To Research" list!

      Thank you!


      over 4 years ago
    • houstondoc's Avatar

      Dear Pattiann:

      Unfortunately, yes, GBM does metastasize even though very rarely. I would say if the chances of getting this beast are 1 in 100,000..the chances of drop mets is likely one in a million. At least that is my medical background speaking.

      IT will be hard to find someone to have GBM with drop mets given how incredibly rare it is.

      We are all here for you, nevertheless.

      over 4 years ago
    • gbm0106's Avatar

      I had a gradeIV GBM resected in January of 06. Plenty of back pain since, and a MRI in 2008 that revealed pinched nerves, bulging discs and facet arthritis around my L3 and L4 vertabrae. What symptoms did you have before the metastasis? Thanks for the update.

      about 4 years ago

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