During the procedure they were able to remove the largest mass on the left side of her brain. However the right side tumors are still intact. The early tissue test resulted in a medulloblastoma. This is a cancerous form of tumor. She will need additional treatment to get rid of the remaning tumors. This will most likely be a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
On the spectrum of easily treatable and untreatable Tens tumor is intermediate. However because of the amount of tissue (tumor) left in her brain her treatment is high risk. For her treatment they are hitting the tumor hard and fast. Her treatment will begin the first week of June with small amounts of chemo, and radiation Monday through Friday for 6 weeks in Rochester. The small amounts of chemo will be first in the day to make the tumor more sensitive to radiation. Within four hours after her chemo she will start radiation for the day. This will go on for 6 weeks. After the 6 weeks of radiation and chemo she will have a 6 week break. Then she will start 6 rounds of chemo, that last 4 weeks each. A total of 24 weeks. One session of chemo will start with week 1 in the hospital for 3 days receiving chemo. Week 2 she is in for 1 day, and then a 2 week break, and start over. She will receive blood work and regular check ups through the whole process.
- Bill and Mary Hughes
- Devra Schreiber
- Teri Hagmann
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