Patient Comments: Brain Cancer - Experience

Please describe your experience with brain cancer.

Comment from: ann, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 31

My husband had glioblastoma multiforme, stage 4. He had vague symptoms for a long time such as personality changes, tiredness and a headache that he said was a dull ache in the side of his head. He had seen his doctor many times but it was only after he had symptoms of slurred speech and dragging his feet that we took him to the emergency room where they scanned his head thinking he had a stroke. He had surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments. He passed away 9 months later. I would say not to ignore symptoms and keep after it if you think the doctor hasn't gotten it right. It is good to get a second opinion.

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Comment from: saracobb, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

My husband was diagnosed stage 4 brain cancer. He has opted out of any treatment. He also has a tumor on the kidney and one on his lung both close to arteries. He prefers to die naturally as they told him it is terminal. One month ago, he has lost his sight.

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Comment from: SUSANA, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 22

My brother has been diagnosed with a glioblastoma grade IV on 03/21/2014. He is currently on chemotherapy and radiation. I am looking for the best free trial in which I can enroll him. I would like to find out what patients with glioblastoma have done to extend their lives. I am desperate, I need to get help for my brother; he is all for me.

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