Glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour

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Sorry for your reply quickly but my Mother died in the night the same day by Dad died and my Seizure s started.


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Dear Taremay

I take the Chemo horse pills size. 3 pills each 5 days (15) every 28 days if this makes sense. I get the next dose will be next Monday so I can look at the strength of the pills then.


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I’ve not posted here for a long time...

On the subject of PCV, my husband managed four cycles of it (nasty stuff) but it kept his GBM stable (no progression) for over a year!  Alas, 14 months later (this March) his MRI showed it was progressing again so he’s been re-irradiated and it’s stable again for the time being.

Next stop, a phase 1 clinical trial!

PS - before all this he had two surgeries, radiotherapy and TMZ - didn’t do much for him!  Originally diagnosed in Dec 2016.  Still going strong.  Live with hope! :-)

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Hi rpain

your news is promising for my husband and I. Since completing 6 cycles of PCV then consequently gradually coming off a low dose of Dex his mobility has suffered over the lastv4+ weeks. His ankles have swelled and nobody can say why! Apparently steroids would cause this.....but he’s not  on any now!!?

he has also got aches and pains all over, especially his abdomen, and his appetite has declined, which has been good throughout chemo over the last 18 months! Our GP is now sending him for a scan on his abdomen.

we were hoping for some respite after completing the PCV, but non upto now. Your news is encouraging, however, for my husband.

hopefully the clinical trial is successful

sending hugs at this very difficult rollercoaster for you and hubby xxx