Brain tumours

A place for people affected by brain tumours or brain cancer to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Prognosis

Realist
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Hi , when is the prognosis of 14/ 18 months usually taken from ? Is it from the time of the first seizure or the date of the craniotomy or from the confirmation of the tumour type after craniotomy ?  Feel i need to know this so we can make damn sure we surpass the odds given , i cant do that if im not sure when to start from. Thanks all 

MyBigSis
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Most consultants use the date of diagnosis and take into account the size, type and situation of the tumour when they give a prognosis. They may even qive average life expectancy..but every single one of us is different. I can confirm that from personal experience. I refuse to be average, it's working so far...good luck.