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Doctor insights on: What Alternative Treatments Are There For A Grade 4 Glioblastoma Brain Tumor

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Could you advise what alternative treatments are there for a grade 4 glioblastoma brain tumor ?

Could you advise what alternative treatments are there for a grade 4 glioblastoma brain tumor ?

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 more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

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 more

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Can you tell me if there are alternative medicine treatments for someone diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor?

Can you tell me if there are alternative medicine treatments for someone diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor?

Questionable: There are numerous forms of malignant brain tumors. No herbal, chiropractic , or other methodologies are helpful. Specific. Tissue diagnosis is crucial for the appropriate considerations of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more

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Can memory loss and difficult focusing be caused by anxiety? I'm scared I have a brain tumor, since my mom died of a glioblastoma/had memory loss.

Can memory loss and difficult focusing be caused by anxiety? I'm scared I have a brain tumor, since my mom died of a glioblastoma/had memory loss.

Try to chill: Yes, anxiety frequently causes what you describe. It is very, very unlikely that these symptoms relate to a brain tumor. Seeking someone to talk to about your anxiety, perhaps even a professional, would seem to be a worthwhile first step. ...Read more

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Freaking out about possible brain tumor please help what kind of treatments are there for this?

Freaking out about possible brain tumor please help what kind of treatments are there for this?

Depends on the type: Of tumor. There is no point in freaking out. Treating brain tumors is not a do it yourself job and god forbid you get brain cancer you will need to consult more than one specialist. By the way brain cancers are uncommon. The treatments include, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I finished up 28 treatments of radiation 21st of August how long does it continue to work after you stop.it was on a brain tumor ?

I finished up 28 treatments  of radiation 21st of August how long does it continue to work after you stop.it was on a brain tumor ?

Depends on type: radiation can be quite effective in delaying tumor progression. Tumor recurrdnce depends on type. Wishing you continued enjoyment surfing- hang 10 ...Read more

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I had radiation 2 years ago I had a brain tumor remove had some tumor left so I had 28 treatments of radiation . 2 yrs out could it make me off bala ?

I had radiation 2 years ago I had a brain tumor remove had some tumor left so I had 28 treatments of radiation . 2 yrs out could it make me off bala ?

Maybe: I am not sure exactly what you had, but if you're walking now it went very well. You need to return to the doctors that treated you or other similar experts to reassess any new symptoms related to your brain which would include problems with balance or dizziness. Because of your special circumstances these can not be ignored. Go get seen as soon as possible and get as healthy as you can be! ...Read more

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I had 50% of my brain tumor removed in Mar followed by 28 radtition treatments . Finished those Aug 21.how long those the radition keep workin ?

I had 50% of my brain tumor removed in Mar followed by 28 radtition treatments . Finished those Aug 21.how long those the radition keep workin ?

It varies...months t: It varies from Months to years. It will depend on the Grade of your brain tumor. High grade tumors(WHO grade-4, also called Glioblastoma) are much more dangerous and often recur with one year. Low grade tumors can remain under control for many years. Find out the grade of your brain tumor so that you have a better understanding of your prognosis. ...Read more

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I had surgrey on a brain tumor they got 50% now I'm doing 28 treatments of radiation does the radiation continue working after the treatments ?

I had surgrey on a brain tumor they got 50% now I'm doing 28 treatments of radiation does the radiation continue working after the treatments ?

Brain tumor: The radiation therapy is most effective at the time of treatment. Once the treatment is complete the team will be doing follow up MRIs to evaluate the tumor. If there is still continual growth further focus beam therapy can also be offered. Hopefully your initial treatment will be successful. ...Read more

Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Glioblastoma (Definition)

Glioblastoma is the unnatural, uninhibited overgrowth of certain supportive cells in the brain (not the nerve cells themselves). Like other cancers, this can destroy good cells, often by pressure within the space of the skull. Unfortunately, it weaves its way between good brain cells and the limits of the growth usually cannot be known with certainty. That's why surgery alone ...Read more


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more