Posts Tagged ‘tumour’

At the time of diagnosis they said I could have a life expectancy of anything between 5 and 20yrs. Well, I’ve passed the 5yr milestone and approaching the 5yr year post op milestone in July. Still no sign of growth so that was very good news on 19th Feb 2019 and will be monitored yearly as normal.

Needless to say, this is good news so I felt the need to update the blog for anyone reading.

Unfortunately there is no good news on the marriage front, we are still separated with no sign of getting back together. Living on my own since Sept 2018 has been a struggle with not having support from a loved one, I now understand the struggle some people go through and feel how lucky I am to not battle cancer on my own.

I’m going to put my neck here and say if anyone needs someone who is not biased to talk to just message me. I made a friend in America as she needed someone to talk to and have a laugh with, she said I helped her in her difficult time so I have done what this blog was set out to do.

Once again I would like to thank the NHS for the hard work they do with underfunding for brain cancer cases.

Take care all.

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Been a few stories lately about alternative treatments and/or a combination of treatments.

Apparently it has been proven that Canabis can kill cancer cells and human trials are being carried out.

http://theantimedia.org/federal-government-finally-admits-cannabis-can-help-kill-cancer-cells/

Another link to the story…

http://personalmedicaltreatments.co/very-first-human-trials-using-cannabis-to-treat-brain-cancer-under-way/

Another link to pretty much same story…

http://personalmedicaltreatments.co/new-research-finds-cannabinoids-may-help-drastically-reduce-forms-of-brain-cancer/

Got to be something to it rather than fake reports.

Another interesting one I read not so long back was about using a refined deadly virus on a tumour to kill it and it has worked in animals but human trials have not been done and could be risky due to unpredicatable immune system.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26188765

There also seem to be a little more hope on the horizon with new technology that can reduce the “inoperable” rate in patients.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20151219/BLOG010/151219780/henry-ford-hospital-redefines-meaning-of-inoperable-brain-surgery

 

Seems that research is starting to show results.

A link to a fellow blogger covering a lot of information like my blog…

Brain Tumour Warrior


 

There are a lot of sites out there that can give you info and help from forums to support charities, I never used any support charities but here are some links I did read through…

http://www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/


Everyone know MacMillan but here is their link in relation to astrocytomas…

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/brain-tumours/types-of-brain-tumour/astrocytomas.html


A good group to join is the facebook group “The brain tumour charity”, there are over 3,000 members all of which are supportive and in similar situations…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/114009085471466/

or the website…

http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org


Another good website to have a look at is..

http://www.braintumourresearch.org/


Another good support group I found is the astrofund who concentrate on the support for those with low grade Atrocytoma tumours…

Website : http://www.astrofund.org.uk/

Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/240720846050761/


Other links can be useful such as Wikipedia, NHS, WEBMD and just google but be careful what you read as almost all sites tell you that you are going to die.