• mauvehawk
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cor...
    over 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Monday after Thanksgiving, they found a brain tumor, which originated from the esophagus. They took the brain tumor out. Esophagus...

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    • Becky30
    • Experience with Intermediate-Grade Ast...
    over 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    He underwent craniotomy on 11/19 to remove the bulk of the tumor. They initially thought was that the mass was only inflammation, an...

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    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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    • Becky30
    • Experience with Intermediate-Grade Ast...
    over 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I am a surgical resident at the hospital where my husband was getting his MRI. I strongly suspected a tumor, since he was having wor...

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  1. over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Just started radiation...so far so good no side effects yet.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  2. over 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was advised by 3 neurosurgeons that what had was a benign schwannoma as well as my family doctor and 2 radiologists. It was the la...

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    • Hunterb
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord ...
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    chemo seems to be helping

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Hunterb
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord ...
    over 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    THE surgeons at covenant medical hospital in Waterloo,Iowa refused to operate, did some conferring with family and they drove me to ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Hunterb
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord ...
    over 7 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Discovered a brain tumor golf ball size feb,2011

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  3. over 7 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Brother's slow-growth tumour from 2003 just turned aggressive. Large tumour sitting adjacent to brain stem with its own blood vessel...

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    • saddee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Started radiation 10/1. no real side effect except the normal fatigue. Last treatment was 11/15 and he is still very fatigued . Not ...

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • saddee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started chemo drug Temodar 10/1.Little to none side effects

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • saddee
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma ...
    over 7 years ago
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    to fight or give in!!!!!!!!!!!

    Decision Point

    After spending 14 days in the hosiptal I asked that he moved to a rehab hospital to regain his strength. The surgeon did not think h...

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