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Forum: Brain Tumors Forum

This forum is for primary brain tumors, not metastatic disease. Moderators: GBMsibling, Knightly, Lboy

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introduction to Brain Cancers

    Introduction to primary brain cancers and their treatment This introduction concerns primary brain tumors, which originate in the brain. It does...

    Started by Lboy, 02-20-2014 10:10 PM
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  1. Seizures post-GTR for LGG

    Hi All, My sister underwent a craniotomy for her grade II astrocytoma in December, approximately 4 months ago. According to the neurosurgeon, a...

    Started by Flupke, 04-16-2014 11:45 AM
    • Replies: 9
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  2. Easter Greetings

    Good Morning Everyone, I still drop by from time to time even though it's been 21 months since my husband Duke passed away from GBM. I learned a lot...

    Started by jerseyjbk, Yesterday 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  3. Son has grade 2 astrocytoma

    :| looking for support from other care givers!

    Started by ElviraE, 04-15-2014 01:26 AM
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  4. Unhappy low-grade glioma -- really scared

    Hi everyone, First, I want to say that reading some of the posts has made me feel better (especially from brainman -- I hope he's still around). ...

    Started by lnimon, 04-18-2014 09:27 AM
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  5. My dear dad and GBM IV

    I am sorry that by mistake I posted this in general cancer so I repost here. Hello Everyone, First of thank you for creating this...

    Started by nella, 04-07-2014 02:47 AM
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    04-17-2014 08:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Trying to sort all of this out

    My husband, 63 just found out we have GBM, stage 4. He had surgery and is now going through treatment but I think he is giving up. He refused to go...

    Started by peggy823, 04-08-2014 01:31 PM
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    04-16-2014 07:49 PM Go to last post
  7. MRI dogs

    Just got a laugh out of this picture and caption, and I hope y'all will too. This would definitely be a way to reduce the stress of those bi-monthly...

    Started by GBMsibling, 04-09-2014 06:44 PM
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    04-16-2014 11:29 AM Go to last post
  8. Seizure? Wavy/Zigzaggy vision

    I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and if so, what they were told (or what it foretold). Today I was on a business call....

    Started by RoseDaniel, 04-03-2014 08:58 PM
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  9. Dad just diagnosed--requesting information

    Hi everybody. MRI scans have just shown that my father has a brain tumor. It is a low-grade glioma located in the left basal ganglia and extending...

    Started by luvmyfather, 03-16-2014 02:19 AM
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  10. Dad with brain tumour

    Hi Just wanted to update on my dad (80) who was diagnosed with a brain tumour (possible gbm or lymphoma) about 2 weeks ago, well since we hav been...

    Started by Jo82, 04-13-2014 10:46 AM
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    04-15-2014 02:43 AM Go to last post
  11. Lightbulb TPCV Chemotherapy...any experience???

    I am 23yrs old and about to start treatment for a "low grade, rosette forming glioma" which has started acting in an odd way. It is an inoperable...

    Started by emiesk890, 04-10-2014 04:07 AM
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    04-14-2014 12:02 PM Go to last post
  12. Moved: Pituitary Tumor

    Started by donavonwd, 04-10-2014 08:50 PM
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  13. Recurrent Brain Tumor Frontal Horn Right Lateral Ventricle / Surgery Monday

    My husband had a brain tumor in 1976 when he was 20 diagnosed after severe headaches. It was near the right thalamus and entered the right...

    Started by CathyMomof4, 03-21-2014 06:41 PM
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  14. worried

    A week after the end of Radiation therapy my brother began to black out about 3 times a day. I was with him at hospital for check up when it happened...

    Started by soulsong4ever, 04-09-2014 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  15. Need help sorting through all the information

    My boyfriend had a seizure Wednesday and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in his frontal lobe. It's currently about the size of a golf ball. He's...

    Started by LauMBurt, 04-06-2014 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 384
    04-08-2014 01:48 PM Go to last post
  16. update on my sister

    hi all, my sister had an mri, 9 months after her surgery and im happy to say that everything is clear. Thats something to expect with a low grade...

    Started by stardome, 04-05-2014 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 379
    04-07-2014 07:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Husband's pathology

    My husband is 31 and was diagnosed with a stage 2 astrocytoma after having a grand mal seizure, then had an MRI and had a brain surgery in 2010, but...

    Started by FireWife, 01-31-2014 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,139
    04-05-2014 08:03 PM Go to last post
  18. 36 Months

    Three years ago this morning (14th of March), I woke up very confused in the emergency room of the local hospital, unable to move (the paramedics had...

    Started by NikosF, 03-14-2014 11:57 AM
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  19. Side effects OR something to be more concerned about.

    Mother just finished radiation this Tuesday. While I know it does take a lot out of you, I'm a little concerned. Her speech and cognitive skills...

    Started by catwoman, 04-03-2014 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 346
    04-04-2014 11:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Treatment Options for Glioblastoma and other Gliomas

    Lawrence Recht, M.D. Director of Adult Neuro-Oncology Stanford Cancer Institute The foundation for glioblastoma treatment includes surgery,...

    Started by gdpawel, 06-05-2013 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    04-04-2014 03:32 PM Go to last post
  21. 23yr Old with Grade 2 Astrocytoma

    Hi, My brother has been diagnosed with a grade 2 astrocytoma, or what seems to be one from the MRI. The Neurosurgeon says it is slow growing and...

    Started by nimalp, 07-24-2011 02:04 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-03-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
  22. Recurrence of a grade 3 oligoastrocytoma- treatment advice?

    Hi all, This is my first post so a newbie here. My husband had a grade 3 anaplastic oligoastrocytoma 5 years ago in left frontal lobe. He had an 80%...

    Started by Katie78, 07-05-2013 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-03-2014 01:39 PM Go to last post
  23. Anniversary

    A year ago today my sister fought GBM to a draw, and the thing inside her head died. She was a champion survivor. She never believed the dire...

    Started by GBMsibling, 03-26-2014 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 532
    04-02-2014 04:38 PM Go to last post
  24. Can IV Vitamin C Knock Out Cancer?

    So I was just reading an article, entitled "Can IV Vitamin C Knock Out Cancer?" in Dr. Whitaker's Health & Healing magazine (April 2014). It has me...

    Started by SuperWife, 03-26-2014 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 362
    04-01-2014 11:59 PM Go to last post
  25. My dad diagnosed with a brain tumour

    Hi Im very new to this, never in my mind did i ever think dad would have a brain tumour, i accepted it when he had end stAge kidney failure & had...

    Started by Jo82, 03-31-2014 10:38 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 400
    04-01-2014 09:55 PM Go to last post
  26. questioning diagonosis of GBM

    1 1/2 weeks ago while on vacation I got an email from my brother that our mom had a glioblastoma multiform stage 4 tumor in frontal lobe of her brain...

    Started by mother'sdaughter, 02-17-2014 04:05 AM
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    03-31-2014 01:53 AM Go to last post
  27. MRI report without contrast, and confusion. Is this serious? Please help?

    Main Report: History: Intermittent ear pressure right ear. Techniques and Findings: Our internal auditory canal protocol was done without...

    Started by hashbrown, 03-29-2014 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-29-2014 08:33 PM Go to last post
  28. Dad diagnosed with GBM

    I am in the same boat. I just need somewhere to vent as I'm sure my partner and friends are sick of hearing about it from me. My dad (55) has lived...

    Started by IH8CA, 10-21-2013 06:12 AM
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    03-28-2014 01:25 PM Go to last post
  29. Dex and hiccups

    My dad has been hiccuping for days. Doc told us this was not a side effect of dex, but the hiccups started when his dex dose was increased. Is...

    Started by luvmyfather, 03-27-2014 04:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-27-2014 05:41 PM Go to last post
  30. Still Here

    I know I don't stop by as often as I'd like but I just wanted to let you know I'm still around, and doing quite well. This month I completed one...

    Started by Knightly, 12-05-2012 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    03-27-2014 12:53 PM Go to last post
  31. 47 Years Old Glioblastoma grade 4

    Hi everyone! My father was diagnosed on 07.11.13 with brain tumor. He got his surgery on 19.11.13 and the results showed gbm grade 4. 3 weeks after...

    Started by smaragdin, 01-16-2014 11:48 AM
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    03-26-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  32. GBM didn't win, it was an even battle

    Hey guys, I haven't been on here in a very long time now because of Christmas and then in January my mum became really rather ill. She had a...

    Started by Meliaa997, 02-27-2014 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-26-2014 06:34 PM Go to last post
  33. Panicked and not sure what to do.

    Hello everyone. For those who have read my earlier threads, my dad has a "sizable" and inoperable brain tumor. Two weeks ago or so we were told it...

    Started by luvmyfather, 03-25-2014 03:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 399
    03-26-2014 03:50 PM Go to last post
  34. Question on paediatric brainstem tumour

    Since, at work, I'm the token brain cancer go-to guy, I've had a question today I feel very unequipped to handle. A colleague's 5-year old son has...

    Started by NikosF, 03-25-2014 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 195
    03-26-2014 02:14 AM Go to last post
  35. Thumbs up How im beating a terminal brain tumor

    HI all! Im so glad to have found this forum and be able to share my experience with those of you who are going through the same thing, or have loved...

    Started by HealthWarrior, 03-23-2014 05:06 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-25-2014 03:32 AM Go to last post
  36. Recurrence (Or Not?)

    Hi everyone, My daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in her front lobe, but after treatment has survived without recurrence for now nearly 20...

    Started by sgonzales18881, 03-24-2014 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-25-2014 01:38 AM Go to last post
  37. Moved: Symptoms of brain tumor.

    Started by Kmj023, 03-24-2014 08:21 PM
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  38. Student with brain cancer

    how old were you when you were diagnosed with Astrocytoma/Oligodendroglioma II? When I first found it, I was 21 and I did surgery and radiation right...

    Started by liu8720683, 03-24-2014 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-24-2014 02:44 PM Go to last post
  39. Child with Low grade brainstem tumour (located in the pons

    Hi, I am from Australia and my 9 yr old has been diagnosed with a tumor locates in the brainstem (pons) At this stage they believe it to be low...

    Started by JaxMum, 03-24-2014 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-24-2014 01:38 PM Go to last post
  40. Getting insurance to cover proton beam therapy

    My wife has still not started treatment for her recurrence, and yesterday she was told by her doctor that her tumor is acting like it may be...

    Started by jefuchs, 03-18-2014 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 278
    03-24-2014 04:24 AM Go to last post
  41. My daughter

    Hi after 2 years in remission my daughter's grade 3 tumor has slightly grown, she refused chemotherapy again because she was so ill the last time,...

    Started by summerfun2, 03-05-2014 07:53 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 609
    03-24-2014 03:06 AM Go to last post
  42. How to get my dad to lie still for an MRI

    Hi all. This is a random question but my dad, whose dementia is increasing daily, keeps moving around in the MRI so we have had trouble getting a...

    Started by luvmyfather, 03-20-2014 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 386
    03-24-2014 12:23 AM Go to last post
  43. Brother in law diagnosed with 5 Brain tumors

    Hello, My brother in law has been diagnosed with having 5 brain tumors in his head...in the last two week period is when it all began....weakness on...

    Started by Ellen Louise, 03-12-2014 07:39 PM
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  44. 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...

    Started by Monk04, 03-22-2014 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 334
    03-23-2014 05:30 PM Go to last post
  45. Hi Im new. brother has gbm

    Hello people. Our lives have turned around the past few weeks. As you all would well know , who have had a loved one diagnosed with a brain tumor. ...

    Started by soulsong4ever, 02-02-2014 03:17 PM
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    03-23-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
  46. looking for advice on removal of right frontal lobe and lack of sexual desire after

    my son is 30 and had surgery in october of 2013 to remove the right frontal lobe with a tumor. he was living with his girlfriend of over 5 years, but...

    Started by lefty9284, 03-22-2014 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-22-2014 06:00 PM Go to last post
  47. New here...questions about getting married/having kids in future...

    I've never posted on any site, just read materials and threads about others with similar issues. Two years ago this month when I was 23, I had a...

    Started by TKettle, 03-12-2014 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    03-22-2014 04:49 PM Go to last post
  48. Nano Drug Crosses Blood-Brain Tumor Barrier, Targets Brain-Tumor Cells and Blood Vess

    Glioblastoma Nano Drug Crosses Blood-Brain Tumor Barrier, Targets Brain-Tumor Cells and Blood Vessels BALVEEN KAUR, PhD, professor and vice...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 03-21-2014 03:27 AM
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    03-21-2014 08:14 PM Go to last post
  49. Question Anyone on the DCVAX-L Study?

    I had a seizure out of the blue in July, 2013, and was operated on a few days later. I had some speech impediment but after about 6 weeks of speech...

    Started by sefa01, 03-17-2014 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    03-20-2014 05:06 PM Go to last post
  50. My MOM had a Susp.Astrocytoma regio Left Temporal with Mass effect Brain tumor

    Dear friends, my mom just diagnosed with Brain tumor on March 9th, 2014 its said that on Left Temporal there are brain tumor with size...

    Started by aichan1607, 03-19-2014 01:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 214
    03-19-2014 12:53 PM Go to last post

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