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TarheelNick's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • TarheelNick has replied to a post on the message board

    I had a Grade II brain tumor diagnosed in 1994. I received surgery and radiation. Followups for 14 years showed no recurrence, so I was advised it was not necessary to follwup anymore. Then, in 2015, I had a seizure, and found out it was back. I've since had surgery, radiation again, 2 kinds of chemo, 1 immunotherapy, and am now on a genetic parp inhibitor treatment I don't quite understand.(It helps the bad cancer D...

    July 15 at 9:36 PM view post
    • TarheelNick has replied to a post on the message board

      I have no idea.

      February 13 at 5:52 PM view post
      • TarheelNick has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Sue, I've been on Pembrolizumab for a year now to treat Grade III oligostrocytoma. This is after surgery, radiation, and two rounds of chemo. It has been up and down, and I'd say I'm only slightly worse than I was a year ago, with some areas growing slightly. I'm not optimistic of cure, but it seems to be managing growth and spreading somewhat, extending my life and the quality of life I have. I hope this helps. I...

        February 12 at 7:46 PM view post
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        About TarheelNick

        Battling Grade III Oligoastrocytoma in right frontal lobe at age 54. Also had squamous cell cancer growths removed from nose and forehead, and a Grade II brain tumor removed in 1994.

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