Intraarterial Chemotherapy Info or Outcomes

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Intraarterial Chemotherapy Info or Outcomes

by Joenlea on Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:00 AM

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My husband was diagnosed with Gbm stage4 two weeks ago. the tumor went from non-existent to several masses in the right paratelial lobe in 8 days. On 10/28 He had bumped his head and required staples, they gave him a CT scan just to play it safe and found nothing. A week later he had unbearable pain. We went back to the hospital om 11/8 where they did another CT and found two masses. He underwent an emergency craniotomy. After the surgery it was amazing, aside from some weakness at times and pressure in his head. he seems fine. I can't understand how a man who looks this healthy only has 6 months to a year to live? He is undergoing intraarterial chemo. They only do this treatment in one place (Stony Brook University Medical Center, LI NY) But we recently had a second opinion over at Sloan-Kettering and they believe he would benefit more from Radiation treatment first with temidore. As it is less invasive and not as risky. Has anyone else gone through this intra coradid therapy? and how was your response. Any info would be greatly appreciated. email me if you need to.

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by Bet19 on Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:00 AM

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My husband was also diagnosed with this brain tumor, but his is inoperable. The tumor had a bleed which caused him to lose all left side ability, however most has now returned. He has had radiation tx and temodar and they have not worked succussfully. Now we are on the 6 week iv bcnu tx. Percentage of success is lower with this drug, but we may be in the successful group. I am interested in your treatment option. I may contact them to receive more info. Thanks for your info and sorry I could not help. bette--Marquette michigan

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by Rosemarie_B on Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:00 AM

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My wife has a GBM 4 and has done all the other things that didn't work for her and now she is in Denver. and is doing great we have been there for 9 months and she has had this for 19 months and is doing great she goes out and has a great time with others and is doing great. The place is in Denver it is called, CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors. Colorado Neurological Institute & Swedish Medical Center.
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