You are here:

Brain Tumors/frontal lobe Glioblastoma on left side of brain

Advertisement


Question
Battled low grade brain tumor for 3 yrs.  Always been able to remove 98%.  Went back in again and removed 98% again but found it is aggressive Glioblastoma of the left side of the frontal lobe.  Stage 4  There is fluid so they didn't want to remove the stitches.  Going to start radiation and chemo. on the 15th.  What caused the fluid, chances of survival and treatment????
Any info. you can give would b much appreciated.  I understand the survival rate is very low.  She is 34

Answer
I need sometime to research for and tonight is my daughters band Christmas contert, but will get on possibly tonight when I get home... thank you for your patience.
Maryann Carrigan




After researching your tumour I discovered that it is a form of an Astrocytoma that have a fluid cyst around the tumour mass. Surgery is done to remove as much of the tumour as possible and followed with chemotherapy and radiation(to ease pain and control symptoms). Survival rate in adults is low but there is always a chance in my opinion(only in my opinion though I am not a doctor). I do know that for me, my faith and bullheadedness meant a lot in my treatment and recovery, family support and friends, too! That being said, fight hard and never give up. Everything is your choice it's your battle.  I would love for you to keep in touch with me.


Maryann Carrigan
(gramayr@hotmail.com)

Brain Tumors

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


maryann carrigan

Expertise

I can give hope where there is none, I am a 14 year malignant grade 3 astrosytoma survivor. First diagnosed malignant and inoperable...I am sick and tired of reading there is no hope for a grade 3 or 4 brain tumor! I am literally LIVING PROOF there is HOPE!!!!

Experience

My experience is that I went through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation. I am still here and I have a few things to say. I also had a beautiful baby girl after all was said and done. She is now a full of life 10 year old who really keeps me and her dad going!!

Organizations
none at this time, just a mom and house wife, doing my job! Anyone I see with a visible scar that says to me they too have been in this situation I talk to to make sure they are doing okay and are living life to their full potential. Don't ever let anyone get you down!!! We control us and our feelings!

Education/Credentials
My educational credentials are as follows: I have been there and walked the walked, I lost hair (that wasn't supposed to grow back, but it did), I was sick with the chemotherapy, and the best thing of all was I had another baby, she is my shinning glory my gift from God and i think these are very good credentials....

Past/Present Clients
Anyone I see with a C cut on their head, or other cancer victims, who need to hear my story to know that anything is possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU are all my clients!!!

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.