• My sister got MRI results of butterfly GBM

    Asked by Monk04 on Saturday, March 22, 2014

    My sister got MRI results of butterfly GBM

    Last Friday, my 32-year old sister was at at my house when her GP called her cell phone to let her know her results showed a brain tumor. She went and got the report and made an appointment with a neurologist the doctor recommended.

    Later that night, she was reading the report over the phone to our mom and me. It said "butterfly GBM" in her frontal lobe. I goggled it and my mom and me about freaked out. It sounds indescribably serious and we are stunned and beside ourselves.

    We go to Chicago on Monday to meet with the neurologist, after being in anquish this past week. I feel like it's a walking nightmare - my little sister is my best friend.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Bb31565's Avatar

      Sorry but please don't show your anguish to your sister. She has just been hit hard with what could possibly be bad news and is unsure of what the future holds. I do know that GOOGLE is probably your worse enemy. Talk to the doctors and let her make a plan of what she wants to do

      over 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      i'm so sorry for her diagnosis. my heart goes out to all of you.

      over 7 years ago
    • PerryLowell's Avatar

      I'm so sorry. Yes, it is serious. But they can do a lot with radiation and chemo if it isn't operable, and there are new clinical trials going on for GBM.

      My sister has inoperable GBM, she was diagnosed in June of 2012, had temador and radiation and has been in remission until yesterday. They're going to start her on Avastin now.

      Always keep hope alive.

      over 7 years ago

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