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    LuckyDogs wrote on Djvermont's wall

    Welcome DjVermont, I was diagnosed at 37 with a grade III astrocytoma. Hope you and your patient are doing well, happy to answer any questions based on my experiences.

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    LuckyDogs wrote on Edie54's wall

    Welcome to the site, Edie54. I am a survivor of a grade III astrocytoma - 4 years since my diagnosis now and in great health. I had a craniotomy, radiation and chemotherapy. Please let me know any questions and I will be glad to help you on your journey in any way I can. Battle on and stay positive! Don't be afraid to ask for help - family, friends, your community, your treatment team - they all will step in -if you ask.

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      Edie54

      Thank you lucky dogs. So Glad to here you are in great health since your diagnosis. My Husband has stage 4 Glioblastoma . He had a craniotomy , radiation and chemotherapy also. Now he is going through 5 days a month . Chemo in the pill form . he was first diagnosed in September 2013 . Yes I have asked the doctors and everyone on the team. Just wanted to talk to other people with the same problem. and there journey along the way. I do have faith . And we are very positive he will beat this.

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    LuckyDogs wrote on Lookforfriends's wall

    Good morning Lookforfriends. I am a survivor of a stage III anaplastic astrocytoma. I had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and also experience(d) memory issues. Some days are more intense then others, but they typically last a short time and then return to 'normal'. What else are you looking to discuss with the community of supporters?

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    LuckyDogs wrote on Gumboil's wall

    Gumboil - sorry to read the news of your future brother in law. I was diagnosed with a grade III astrocytoma at age 37. I was fortunate and was able to have surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. I would also recommend asking about Avastin as I have seen very good results with tumor control with some 'brain' friends. You are doing the right things - support your sister - emotionally, offering to drive to treatments, making meals, building a community of friends, family and community is most likely the most effective thing you can do. The caregiver burden is another huge item that needs to be addressed. It can be overwhelming for all. One day at a time, one decision at a time, get a second opinion, remain positive, appreciate what life offers regardless of the diagnosis. Reach out for any assistance. We are all here to support and offer a shoulder and an ear.