In September 2000, my
64 year old mother in law had a craniotomy removing a 5 centimeter tumor
from the left side of her brain--it has been diagnosed as GBM 4. She
will commence radiation treatments in two weeks. She has lived a risk
free life--non-smoking, non-drinking. Had breast cancer last year, with a
total mastectomy (left) with chemotherapy ending in February, 2000.
We have not received a
formal prognosis--she meets with her oncologist on Oct 19th, however, we know
BGM 4 has been defined as 'uniformly terminal' for all age groups and life
expectancy beyond 2 years for her age group is less than 5%.
Looking for alternative
treatment options or any promising new treatments that might give more