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    Old 06-03-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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    Newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain

    Hello:
    My husband, age 74 was newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain only yesterday. The schedule of its surgery is next Friday. Surprisingly, until then he was in excellent health, then we, both were just stunned and shocked on his dx.

    According to his primary dr., its 'pretty serious,' however we both have no knowledge whatever regarding Brain Tumor, even though we both read and heard about it.

    It's quite scary, .... but the surgery has been done whether it might involve some risk.

    I want to know as much knowledge as possible as to,
    (1) what type of risk during and after the surgery?
    (2) How many hours to complete the brain tumor surgery?
    (3) What's survival skill needs to cope with after the surgery?
    (4) Is there any helpful or useful meds., such as herbal/GNC other than Dr's Rxs?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

     
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    Old 06-09-2015, 01:42 AM   #2
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    Re: Newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain

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    Hello:
    My husband, age 74 was newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain only yesterday. The schedule of its surgery is next Friday. Surprisingly, until then he was in excellent health, then we, both were just stunned and shocked on his dx.

    According to his primary dr., its 'pretty serious,' however we both have no knowledge whatever regarding Brain Tumor, even though we both read and heard about it.

    It's quite scary, .... but the surgery has been done whether it might involve some risk.

    I want to know as much knowledge as possible as to,
    (1) what type of risk during and after the surgery?
    (2) How many hours to complete the brain tumor surgery?
    (3) What's survival skill needs to cope with after the surgery?
    (4) Is there any helpful or useful meds., such as herbal/GNC other than Dr's Rxs?

    Thanks for your help in advance.
    What kind of brain tumor is it, what symptoms he have been having before the dx.
    1) surgery, depends on the size,location and type of brain cancer he has. complications include brain damage, the tumor has metastasize to other parts of the brain,. the grade of tumor is also important as well.
    2)depends on number 1.
    3)number 1.
    4)the meds are most likely going to be chemotherapy,"maybe radiation", and surgery. herbal supplements, may help with recovery but not the cancer itself though.
    his survival depends on how advanced the cancer it is.

     
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    Re: Newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain

    Amanda, I am very sorry to hear about your husband' diagnosis. Survival will depend on the size of the tumor, stage and its type. Also whether they are able to remove most of it. It certainly helps that he's in excellent health, would help him to endure the treatments. I am sending my best wishes to you and your husband!

     
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    Re: Newly diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe of Brain

    Amanda, I'm also very sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. I have gone through multiple surgeries for a frontal/temporal low grade glioma. I was diagnosed in 2001, and told that I had a 50% chance of survival over the next 5 years - meanwhile it's been 16 years and the tumor has been stabile for several years following radiotherapy (radiation). if the tumor is near any of the 'executive' parts of the brain, the surgery will be done as carefully as possible. Ask about interoperative 'neuro navigation' surgery and/or gamma knife surgery. Best wishes.

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