I need to find out more about GBM (glioblastoma) brain tumors, and current treatments. Situation is patient has just had a GBM (primary CA) removed from occipital lobe, will undergo radiation and low-dose oral chemo. Chemo will be ongoing, scans q2mos until the tumor reappears--it is expected to grow again in approx a year, to year and a half. At THAT time, while sx is option, radiation is not. Prognosis, therefore, is not good.
Someone mentioned that Johns Hopkins is doing something now with nano treatments....? Something that might not require a traditional "cutting" sx, but instead something....else?
Anyone know more about this?
Nov 14, '12
by OCNRN63, RN Pro
Last edit by OCNRN63 on Nov 14, '12