my husband dallas is into the 8th month of this shitty brain tumor, had debulking last june 2010 with 99.9% of the tumor removed.Then 6 weeks of radiation and chemo
temodol, then a month off and 6 months of temodol , into the 5th cycle when tumor has returned now in the original place left front lobe, and gone into central brain area has well growing down very deep. Said cannot operate again....
Has been given 2 session on intravenous carboplatin chemo, tumor continuing to grow, and doctors have now said nothing is working , so pretty much see u later.....in otherwords go off and die. In austalia have heard of the avastin which his doctor is not keen on, we would have to pay $16,000 for the 4 sessions, then the company will give it to you for nothing. Doctor said he does not think it will work as since 2 different lots of chemo has done nothing to slow it down the risks are too great for an extra 3 to 5 months. My husband sailed through the treatments, with no sickness, and no hair loss, but just tired, and now is going down hill fast, speech difficulty, and dizzyness and the whole star wars lights going on in his head. has anybody had any luck with AVASTIN or is using it....?
we dont know what to do, give it a go, or make his last months drug free, but I feel like we are giving up.
am desperate, he is only just turned 61 and I cant imagine a life without himn sice Ive been with him since I was 14...;37 yrs married and dont look like making 38.