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Current treatments for GBM slide show from Dana Farber

  • By RobinMB · Posted 8:34 pm
  • Discussion 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 7:32 pm
  • Discussion 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 ...


  • By pugsy2001 · Posted 1:58 pm
  • Discussion in Recovery · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

AAIII Tumor on Left Side

  • By tsully · Posted 1:34 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi! In November 2013 my husband has been diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma III tumor on the left side of his brain which is inoperable. He did not have any symptoms prior to the blurry vision, loss ...

skull base tumor

  • By Amandabfa · Posted 1:22 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Got Cannabis? Let's Talk About This Plant!

  • By floridaherbhouse · Posted 12:45 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Okay well first off, well, ummm, yes so many of us are tired of the worthless posts stating that cannabis is basically worthless because there have been no studies conducted here in the USA. Well BAHUMBUG ...

another primary cancer

  • By meliora · Posted yesterday at 7:55 pm
  • Discussion 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 ...

4000th Member

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted yesterday at 12:25 pm
  • Discussion 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 ...

Agitation - Your Experiences

  • By mcort · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

MRI was great!

  • By michelle39 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Just got home from getting the results of my husbands latest MRI and the Doctor said it looks great! 31 months on wednesday since he was diagnosed. I will sleep so good tonight ...

Always sick....

  • By ILoveMyCop · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Caregiver corner · 6 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 ...

meningioma pressing on cerebellum

  • By viki789 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

I did it again...

  • By hinsopa · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
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  • By jacquiS7 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I am new to this site. My mum was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour in June 2013, had two surgeries to debulk the tumour, followed by radiotherapy and chemo. We have recently ...

Meningioma right frontal lobe

  • By Barb67 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Non-malignant tumors · 10 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 ...

New to this site, have some questions for you

  • By Liesa-Joan · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

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

  • By AmyJeanDev · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

Last day of Radiation and Temodar

  • By ekann8 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatments · 0 replies
  • 4/18 is the last treatment of Radiation and Temodar for the 6 weeks of treatment since my husband was diagnosed with an inoperable GBM IV on 2/5. In addition, during the last 3 weeks he has reduced the ...

Brain Tumor News April 16, 2014

  • By ABTA_Jillann · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in ABTA events · 0 replies
  • *MGH Findings Suggest Novel Treatment Approach for Brain Tumors -findings-suggest-novel-treatment-approa ch-for-brain-tumor-0001 *Adult Cancer Drugs Offer Hope ...


  • By Krick · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Caregiver corner · 3 replies
  • My mom has been in hospice for 1 month. It is still a difficult journey. We have an aide that comes 3 days a week for bathing her in the hospital bed. She is really great. We have a nurse that come three ...

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