• Driving

    Asked by Pheeboky1 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013


    Can my husband drive after being diagnosed with an astrocytoma grade 3 tumor on the left side?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Clyde's Avatar

      What does his Dr. say? Is this a case of being told he shouldn't but he is insisting he can or has no one said anything? I would ask his Dr for advice as he would be in the best position to answer this as he would have the most information.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and I think you pose an interesting question. However, if his tumor is on the left side, knowing that the brain is hemispheric; then the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. Gas and break are usually the function of the right foot. The left side also controls logic, comprehension, order and the perception of safety. Triple A's will cause some seizure activity down the road if he is not already experiencing them. That alone would negate the driving privilege because of the anti-convulsion medications. I would seek the council of his docter and err on the side of caution. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • queen3rjd's Avatar

      My husband had 4 tumors on the left side of the brain and our Radoligist would not allow him to drive for three months. I was really glad not only for his safety but for all other drivers.

      over 4 years ago
    • creed0608's Avatar

      My husband had a grade 3 oligoastrocytoma removed on the left side. When he was diagnosed, he was not allowed to drive. But 2 weeks after surgery after full removal and on anti seizure medications, he was given the ok to drive. That was 2 years ago and he has not had any issues. Good luck to you and your husband,

      over 4 years ago
    • melee_me's Avatar

      after my daughter recovered from her surgery, radiation & chemo for Grade IV Glioblastoma, she took driving lessons and got her licence. She's had no problems driving in the 4 yrs since then.

      over 4 years ago

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