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skull base tumor

  • By Amandabfa · New reply 8:39 am
  • In Newly diagnosed · 3 replies
  • Hi. My name is Amanda and I have recently been diagnosed with a skull base tumor. I have a 7mm A typical benign mixed density tumor on my clivus. This is very new to me and from what I understand a very ...

Always sick....

  • By ILoveMyCop · New reply 8:16 am
  • In Caregiver corner · 8 replies
  • Hey guys.... just curious....... I know that I've been incredibly stressed out, dealing with biopsies, 2nd opinions, radiation, chemo, etc, etc- for my wife, Danah. But is it possible for the stress to ...


  • By pugsy2001 · New reply 8:01 am
  • In Recovery · 2 replies
  • I am back.. Have another question... My husband seems to be doing good one day and a few days later he is reclining again... Twice since Sept. we were thinking we would need hospice soon. The second round ...

Meningioma right frontal lobe

  • By Barb67 · New reply 7:41 am
  • In Non-malignant tumors · 12 replies
  • I was diagnosed approximately 3 years ago. Since my first MRI tumor almost doubled in size. It is now 3.2cmx2.0cmx2.?cm. I am going for another MRI on Tuesday because my headaches are really getting horrible ...

Diagnosis not determined

  • By hinsopa · New reply yesterday at 10:36 pm
  • In Newly diagnosed · 7 replies
  • I would appreciate your advice. I am a 2 time ovarian cancer surviver that is trying to help my dearest friend. She began having numbness and some changes in use of her left side about 9 months ago. Stroke ...

Current treatments for GBM slide show from Dana Farber

  • By RobinMB · Posted yesterday at 8:34 pm
  • In Treatments · 0 replies
  • This is a great slideshow narrated by Dr. Patrick Wen on current and upcoming treatments for Glioblastoma. nical-trials-for-brain-tumor-patients-pa trick-y-wen-md ...

Side effect of surgery eye nerve

  • By ingridmks · Posted yesterday at 7:32 pm
  • In Tumors in children · 0 replies
  • Dear all, My daughter 12yo,, after finishing her chemo regimen for optic nerve glioma for 1 and a half years. The result is steble glioma, but the eye go to blind during chemo. Now, we're back to boston ...

Vitamins and supplements

  • By susanjc · New reply yesterday at 1:26 pm
  • In Recovery · 15 replies
  • Ok folks who are recovering from brain tumor surgery and/or treatment I am interested to know what vitamins or supplements you have added to your diet that seem to be making a difference in your recovery ...

another primary cancer

  • By meliora · New reply yesterday at 1:02 pm
  • In Newly diagnosed · 4 replies
  • Hi wonder if anyone out here has developed another primary cancer along with their brain tumor? I think my new thyroid cancer (thyroidectomy and central neck dissection a month ago) was a result of my ...

Other adults with Pilocytic Astrocytoma?

  • By swagus · New reply yesterday at 12:00 pm
  • In Living with a brain tumor · 2 replies
  • Hi everyone, I am new here, but I am wondering if there are others out there in a situation similar to mine. Here's my journey so far.... I was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006 (Pilocytic Astrocytoma ...

Agitation - Your Experiences

  • By mcort · New reply yesterday at 11:25 am
  • In Living with a brain tumor · 3 replies
  • My wife was Dx'd in Oct 2012 with GBM. Been down the radiation/drugs/chemo roads. Thursday through Saturday increasing levels of agitation. I have read various things on and ...

Avastin plus CCNU

  • By Denise555 · New reply yesterday at 9:43 am
  • In Treatments · 4 replies
  • Dad diagnosed with glioblastoma May 2013. Had surgery, 3 weeks radiation, tried temodar but tumor grew, now on avastin for past 6 weeks and no new growth but increased weakness. Had MRI yesterday and ...

How do you keep your faith when your angry with your Higher Power?

  • By AmyJeanDev · New reply April 22, 2014
  • In Living with a brain tumor · 17 replies
  • Hi, I'm newly diagnosed with an Oligodendroglioma low grade in Jan, 2014. I've always been a positive person and believed "Everything happens for a reason" and I am Catholic and prayed daily. After my ...

Novocure device

  • By andy44 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • In Treatments · 7 replies
  • Hello all, I am wondering if any patients here are using the Novocure device. I understand this treatment is available in the US and in Europe. I am trying to collect some information about it, and I ...

4000th Member

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Just for fun · 0 replies
  • We are excited to announce that the American Brain Tumor Association's Connections Support Community has reached 4000 members. Thank you all for being a part of our ABTA community and for supporting each ...

New to this site, have some questions for you

  • By Liesa-Joan · New reply April 21, 2014
  • In Newly diagnosed · 32 replies
  • I am fairly new to this site. Husband diagnosed 1/1/14 with GBM tumor. My question to you all is "what did the Doctor say was the cause?". I have done a little research on the net and it says "Men over ...

avastin and carboplatin for reoccurence GBMIV

  • By glioblastoma · New reply April 21, 2014
  • In Treatments · 5 replies
  • Is anyone currently using this combination ...

The Mental Side

  • By mathmom411 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • In Living with a brain tumor · 20 replies
  • I have a question .... I just don't know exactly how to ask it. Here's the PHYSICAL stuff: My husband of 26+ years had the astroblastoma brain tumor - Rt occipital / temporal lobe area. Dx Jan 2012. Tumor ...

meningioma pressing on cerebellum

  • By viki789 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • In Recovery · 0 replies
  • I had a meningioma that was pressing on my cerebellum and it was removed on 12/6/2012. The prognosis was not good, however I came out of surgery with no major deficits. 3 months later when I was walking ...

A new journey begins

  • By jmvirwin · New reply April 20, 2014
  • In Grief and loss · 26 replies
  • My beloved husband, Mike Irwin, died on Friday, April 4, 2014. His NO called his disease an unusually aggressive course. It was less than 6 months from time of diagnosis to death. I am so thankful that ...

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