Re: Low grade astrocytoma
Hello, I have been dealing with a mass, (which is considered inoperable)with the same pathology, for almost two years. It is vey scary considering some of the statistics suggesting reoccurance. Depending on where she is getting treatment, may depend on what they recommend. If it is a research facility, they may have clinical trials offering, most likely, oral chemo...low doses...for say a year. MR scans every 3 months to monitor. I chose to go with a controversial treatment which has kept me stable, so far. Leap of faith, for sure. I am happy to discuss with you. I just figured out how to log on to these things and am beginning to sort of look for others living with similar chronic challenges, myself....Best wishes and many prayers.....oh, and btw, I had a shunt placed and it was really bizarre getting used to the brain surgery thing. I can't imagine what she must be going through with an even more invasive procedure....The good news is that the brain is fairly accommodating/resilient so hopefully, in time she will come around. Day at a time and sometimes second at a time!!
Last edited by mkb30030; 10-23-2007 at 01:27 PM.