Brain Tumors/my son

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My son has been diagnosis with  left temporal lobe grade 4 glioblastoma the size is 4.1 cm - 2.1 cm -3.4 cm. He has MRI every year for NF1 and when he went in this year, they discovered the tumor. They have ruled surgery out because of the chance of leaving him blind, unable to talk and effected his motor skills. We were talking to the Oncology, she said that radiation would effect his eyes and speech. She said that it was a 10% she could control the tumor. My son does don't want to take radiation or chemo. He say he find, strong, talking, and he can still see. It has effected his eye a little already. What do you think?

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His tumor is too big for stereotactic radiation therapy. Without surgery conventional radiation therapy & chemotherapy will have only limited effect. So if surgery, as it seems to be, is out of the question treatment is in reality impossible. Su unfortunately I have to agree with his doctors. I'm sorry I have nothing better to tell you!



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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.

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I`m a doctor of medicine and specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have a long time experience of these tumours.

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I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy, educated and trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 . I have no restrictions on the number of questions there. I also answer questions about Oncology (General Cancer), General History, Military History, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer.

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