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  • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

    We haven't reported in in a while. My son was had a GBM diagnosed at New Orleans and MD Anderson in 2005 with a GBM. Rad'n Tem. and experiemntal treatments with Avastin/CPT-11 and no reoccurance at primary site. One is never out of the woods but great hope. It is no longer a death sentence. There are numberous new treatments never give up. He is well and outside of being baldis a great looking 50 year old. 

    September 13 at 9:33 PM view post
    • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

      My son was diagnosed in 2005 with GBM 4 and underwnet surgery at Oschner in New Orleans and a month later at MD Anderson in Houston followed by Temador and radiation therapy. This was followed by Avestin and CPT 11 for a year. He is approaching his 50th birthday without any indications physical or mental for over 12 years. There is certainly hope for all that seek advanced treatments. Good luck and do not give up! Nu...

      March 03, 2018 view post
      • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

        My son has had eleven yrs Gliobastoma free. Avastin/ CPT-11 after surgery/ radiation/ Temador. Good luck, there arte long term success stories out there. 

        November 26, 2016 view post
        • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

          Many of us that have taken care of GBM (diagnosed at major center via biopsy) patients who have undergone complex therapies that have deviated from the standard of care, understand the sense of bewilderment that faces decisions on long term treatment. It is obvious that for most the standard of care is (surgery, radiation,Temodar) is the starting point. Care must be taken with the attempt to mix anti-oxidants in the ...

          August 01, 2016 view post
          • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

            Dear Meghan,  I am always saddened to see mail in my box from CancerCompass as it mean someone id looking for hope. However, I am delighted to tell my 47 year old  son's story, it demonstrates there is certainly hope.Diagnosed (2005) at Oschners in New Orleans (Surgery minimal resection) and subsequently at MD Anderson with a very large stage 4 GBM (additional surgery in Houston) followed by radiation and ...

            July 23, 2016 view post
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              My son stayed on the experimental treatment one year. The others in his group did not-about 12-15 people (ave 3 months)-all are gone. Stay on the treatments as long as you can. Tired is preferred to gone. As with most cancer blogs-NEVER do the so-called natural therapies as a replacement for modern clinical care. MRI's and CT scans can not determine type of brain cancer- only a biopsy. Many non-biopsed brain cancers ...

              March 15, 2015 view post
              • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

                I reply every year or so to this blog. I hope everyone gets encouraged by the good results reported. My son 45 years old has been GBM free for 9 years. Diagnosed and treated at MD Anderson, standard of care first: surgery, Temador/ Radiation, then experimental , CRT-11 and Avastin for one year. Numerous new technologies and methodologies becoming available, good luck and God Bless. Don Owen

                March 12, 2015 view post
                • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

                  My 45 yr old son have GMR IV in 2005 surgery in New Orleans,radiation plus tem then avastin plus isomertropase inhibitor in ms Anderson Houston. Cancer free nine years! Younger people are doing better. good luck we'll all be praying

                  August 14, 2014 view post
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                    Dear Agrestigrl, My 44 year old son was diagnosed with S4 GBM in Oct 2005. After the usual surgery (in New Orleans- just post Katrina ) we when to MD Anderson in Houston for additional surgery then Radiation and Temodar (Feb -March 2006). We returned to New Orleans and didan entire yearof Avastin and CPT-11. We have seen no changes in Rob's MRI in the last 7-8 years. It does happen, please do not give up hope. Good...

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                    • drowen has replied to a post on the message board

                      Dear Friends, I report every year on the long term survival of my 43 yr old son on this board. Dec 5 2005 was first surgery. Treatment was unusual: Radiation/ Temador (several months) then followed within three weeks with a year of Avestin/ CRT-11. He was diagnosed at Oschner in New Orleans (surgical debridement was done there), followed by more biopsies at MD Anderson (GBM stage 4). This is not a case of a mis-diag...

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