Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?

Not strange. Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of lowering your white blood cell counts and making you more susceptible to certain infections. It is generally well-tolerated however, more so than most other agents used for astrocytomas. There are no "strange" side-effects that i know of. Talk to your doctors.

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After ressection on a milagnant grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma is temodar (temozolomide) and radiation the best treatment option? If not what else is available?

Yes . The standard of care is radiation and temador after resection. Since this is an aggressive cancer the alternatives are research trials. But it's been decades and very slow progress has been made. When further recurrence occurs more surgery plus radioactive implants or radiosurgery may be tried but has shown little benefit. Read more...
Serial MRI scans. You shold discuss this with your surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. Practice might vary. Also, ask thenm about bevacizumab. 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?

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...

I have 4 months left of temodar (temozolomide) for brain tumor treatment I am getting severe headaches where the surgery was is there something I can do to help this?

Need to scan. When was the last time you get your MRI of the brain? You would need to have one done as soon as possible. See/call your oncologist and tell him/her your problem and get an MRI done . Need to make sure that the brain cancer is not progressing and giving you this severe headache. Read more...
GET SEEN,SCANNED. If you had brain cancer and have 'severe' headaches you need to get seen and get a follow-up brain MRI scan. Read more...