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    Hello everybody. I`m writing about my fiance`s mother. In june it`s been a year since she was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of sphenoid and paranasal sinuses located on the skull base, with no interference into brain tissue, and no mets. The tumor is very big. She had both radiation and chemo, but after many therapies the doctors gave up. MRI scans showed progression of the tumor....

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      We`ve asked her radiologist few days ago about another MRI scan, she said it is to risky to take it because it could make her condition even worse. So we can`t really know if there`s a progression or not. The doctor said that, literally, they`ve done all they could for her.  About her nutrition and hydration: I must mention that she had previous psychiatric condition, and now she refuses any help. It is very ha...

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        Hello everybody. My fiancee`s mother has been diagnosed with cancer a year ago( squamos cell carcinoma of the sinuses and skull base) She immediately had one surgery which wasn`t so successful. They weren`t able to remove the whole tumor, because it`s position is very complex (it is very close to the carotid artery). She had both radiation and chemo, but after many therapies the doctors gave up. She had previous ps...

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          Actually it is not a brain tumor. It is a squamous cell carcinoma of sphenoid and paranasal sinuses located on the skull base, with no interference into brain tissue, and no mets. It was 6cm in diameter. Huge! It is also extremely close to carotid artery. No, she wasn't treated in Turkey. We wanted to try CyberKnife therapy over there but because tumor was way too big, she wasn't a candidate. So she was ope...

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            Hello Missy. First, i`m so sorry to hear that your dear husband is going thorugh all of this. And even more sorry to hear that the doctors are treating you this way. It is so sad, but unforunately, it is a common thing these days. Even here where i live during our journey with my fiancee`s mother we had the same problem. What i should definitely reccomend: look for other opinions ASAP. Check other hospitals, other o...

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              And yes, i must mention this: hospital in Turkey did say it is possible to have a standard procedure, but in this case it would be very risky and they couldn`t garantee that she would survive it...

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                Hello everybody. My fiancee`s mother has been diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago( squamos cell carcinoma of the sinuses and skull base) She immediately had one surgery which wasn`t so successful. They weren`t able to remove the whole tumor, because it`s position is very complex (it is very close to the carotid artery). She had both radiation and chemo, but after many therapies the doctors gave up. MRI scans show...

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                  Hello everyone, My fiancee`s mother has been diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago. (squamos cell carcinoma of the sinuses and skull base) She immediately had one surgery which wasn`t so successful. They weren`t able to remove the whole tumor, because it`s position is very complex (it is very close to the carotid artery). She had both radiation and chemo, but after many therapies the doctors gave up. MRI scans show...

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                    Ok, i will. Thank you. 

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                      Hello everyone!  Yesterday i was googling and i`ve found this forum. Today i felt so despered and i had to register and ask you guys a few questions...I can see that you`re helping each other considering you all know what it`s like to be around someone who`s sick.  My fiancee`s mother has been diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago. (squamos cell carcinoma of the sinuses and skull base) She immediately ha...

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