Metastatic tumors

This topic area includes discussion on metastatic brain tumors which begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain.


Reminder Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update

  • By Jillyann4 · Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Reminder to Register for tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014, webinar Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update. Register at: 6752086 Join Duane Mitchell ...

What happens next

  • By c152 · Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Background-My wife has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her brain. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 months ago, underwent herceptin and perjeta and was scanned as clear this last June ...


  • By LinBigg · New reply January 9, 2014
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  • My dad was dx in August, he had brain surgery followed by tremdor and 6 weeks of daily radiation. MRI December 21 showed the tumor was back and had extended, non-operable. He had a really bad day and ...

End stage Symptoms

  • By TracyMont · New reply December 12, 2013
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  • Hi my sister who has been battling GBM for 3 years and 1 day has sort of went I to a trance. Like state xx She has not really wakened for 3 days xx a few sips of water ( but has 2 syringe drivers in with ...

Lost My Father Today

  • By brain_cancer_sucks · New reply November 7, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • After a 1.5 year struggle, it wasn't the Grade 4 GBM that got him- it was body failure, lack of oxygen, sepsis and pneumonia. Miss him already so much. We are preparing his funeral services and plan to ...

Stereotactic Radio Therapy

  • By JKEECH · New reply October 18, 2013
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  • My husaband has had part of a large brain tumor removed on May 28 2013 and after 10 days in ICU had whole brain radiation for 5 treatments. He had Stereotactic radio therapy September 4 2013 and has 5 ...

Whole Brain Radiation

  • By Brenn · New reply September 3, 2013
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  • My dad (76 years old) had Whole Brain Radiation during March/April ... 10 rounds of it. If our family could "do it all over again" we would have not had my dad do it. He went down hill fast... could not ...

Brain Tumor News August 27, 2013

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted August 27, 2013
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  • *New Therapy Strategy for Breast Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain therapy-strategy-for-breast-cancer-that- has-spread-to-the-brain/article/308929/ *This communication ...

Help.... Need advise

  • By Brenn · New reply August 25, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Cross-post... I just returned from visiting my dad in Michigan. He does not have balance. We had to help him stand and sit... And, help guide him when he is walking. He takes short and fast steps and ...

I think this is "it" for my dad. Can anyone help provide insight?

  • By brain_cancer_sucks · New reply July 31, 2013
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  • After an 80% craniotomy resection last June, a year plus on at least 4 mgs decadron per day, and 2 rounds of radiation and anti-seizure spells, safe to say that it's no surprise that my 74 year old dad ...

Lung cancer, metastatic brain tumor, now spinal metastiatic tumor

  • By Brenn · New reply July 18, 2013
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  • First my dad had lung cancer, 2 yrs later it metastized to his brain (cerebellum). He does not have a tumor in his lung anymore due to the surgery .... Drs could not remove all of the tumor in his cerebellum ...

Vision problem after brain surgery

  • By JKEECH · New reply July 14, 2013
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  • My husband has 2 tumors on or very close to his brain stem. They were only able to remove half of the largest tumor and 2 weeks after he had whole brain radiation for 5 treatments. After the surgery he ...

Start Avastin, Then Stop... Then Restart?

  • By brain_cancer_sucks · New reply July 12, 2013
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  • All- My dad had rGBM in his temportal lobe, and before he started his secound round of radiation, he was given one infusion of Avastin. The day after the infusion, he was good- but then ever since, he ...

Brain Metastases Overview

  • By ABTA_Jillann · New reply June 19, 2013
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  • A supplement to the March 2013 issue of Surgical Neurology International is dedicated to brain metastases and is available online without a subscription. The issue provides an overview of the epidemiology ...

My dad's having seizures every 10 minutes

  • By brain_cancer_sucks · New reply June 4, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • And it's KILLING ME to watch. After almost a full year of remission, his April 15th MRI showed suspicious growth, and the subsequent MRI 3 weeks later confirmed our fears- new growth. The growth is in ...

Preparing To Die

  • By Mamike · New reply May 30, 2013
  • 42 replies
  • How do you prepare for death? I know it's coming, it's just a matter of time. I was recently diagnosed with GBM 4 and statistics show a very poor likelihood that I'll be around in a few years. I am struggling ...

Whole Brain Radiation

  • By Brenn · New reply May 27, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hi... I would like to hear from anyone who can tell me of their experience or know of someone else's experience with Whole Brain Radiation. My dad is scheduled to have WBR for a period of 3 weeks, every ...

I wish i was a doctor

  • By Stephinlongbeach · New reply April 9, 2013
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  • The mets in moms head hav gone untreated now since nov.2012.her vision is screwed..we r not even talking radiation for 3 more months.i understand the difference between comfort not cure.but does nobody ...

GBM using Cisplatin/carbo/Tarceva

  • By mighty6 · Posted March 2, 2013
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  • Hi, all, My husband was dx with GBM (glioblastoma) in his right temporal lobe in July 2011. He was under low dosage Temodar (to overcome his un-methylated MGMT) and Celebrax for the last 1.5 year. He ...

Glioblastoma astrocytic brain tumor

  • By sharonanaya · New reply February 21, 2013
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  • Is there anyone out there w/a Glioblastoma astrocytic brain tumor like myself ...

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