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Alternative Treatments For Brain Stem Glioma
My wife was diagnosed with brain stem glioma, she's having radio therapy for 20days now still can't move the right arm and leg. Can't walk ?
Brain stem infarct: Glioma in the brain stem can cause compression, producing focal neurological and motor deficit in the ipsilateral vs. contralateral side, depending on the level above versus below the the pyramidal decussation in the medulla of the brain stem. Stereotactic radiotherapy or gamma knife can produce radiation necrosis of the neuron causing brain stem infarction in some cases ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more
Poor survival rate: Brainstem gliomas are primary brain tumors that arise from the glial tissue and are usually astrocytomas (grades 1-4). Diagnosis is by mri. Rarely are these biopsied or operated upon because of their critical location in the brainstem. For the highest grade, survival is on the order of months. The lower grade may survive a couple of years. Radiation and chemotherapy do play a role in treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: 'brainstem glioma' as a term covers a variety of very different tumors. The classic pediatric 'brainstem glioma' is a diffuse infiltrating high grade tumor of the pons, and it is usually fatal in less than two years from diagnosis. Some children and some adults have focal brainstem tumors, more commonly of the midbrain or medulla, and these may be surgically removable and have a long survival. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been diagnosis with a low grade, slow growing, brain stem glioma. About 3 weeks ago my left ear starting cracking and now my jaw hurts. Is it growing?
Sorry, no idea BUT-: I can give you a website that you can look at which is also telemedicine like this one but it is actually based out of India so most of the participating docs are from India. They will know for sure where the good hangouts are for getting something like that taken care of.....www.healthcaremagic.com ...Read more
Not really: Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for brain cancer. These have the longest track record of success. There are clinical trials that are investigating the role of vaccines for brain cancers. There are also many trials investigating more targeted agents than "standard" chemotherapy. I am unaware of any nontraditional treatments that are as effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combination: I would never suggest fighting any tumor alone with alternative therapies but as combination therapy with conventional medicine; i would definitely add large quantities of food enzymes on an empty stomach with solid organic nutrition and i would add protandim to eliminate oxidative stress. Tag me in email thru my website and check protandim www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many but not good: There are many proposed so called alternative treatments for brain tumors and not one has been shown to help a patient in any convincing fashion. If you have a brain tumor you absolutely should work with a physician(s) experienced in the treatment of these tumors. Furthermore, although some alternative treatments are harmless, some are not--and their use should also be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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