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Is CK an option (Glioblastoma)
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:52 PM
Joined: 4/24/2014
Posts: 1

My husband (46 years old) was diagnosed in November 2012 with stage 4 Glioblastoma in the parietal region. He had surgery November 30 and they removed all visible tumor.  He had 30 radiation treatments concurrent with Temador and then continued with Temador after radiation.  He's getting a MRI every eight weeks.

MRI in January 2013 showed "something" but it was too soon to tell exactly what it was.  Scan in April showed the tumor was growing again.  He stayed on Temador for six months but it didn't slow down the tumor so they discontinued it.

Started high dose DCA and that didn't seem to slow tumor down.

June 2013 he started Avastin and NovoTTF.  After an initial pause in tumor growth, the tumor more than doubled in eight weeks.  Consulted with same neurosurgeon who did first craniotomy and he said surgery would not improve quality of life but did run a high risk of paralyzing my husband.  Consulted with radiation.  They did five days of radiation spread over two and a half weeks.  Symptoms went away for one month and then suddenly returned full force.  They have said no more radiation.

Continued Avastin, DCA, and NovoTTF with no noticeable effect.  Added in a few other things with no effect.  Tumor kept growing.

April 2014 Avastin is causing too many side effects for no apparent benefit.  All treatments stopped and my husband was put on hospice.

My fil mentioned CK to me tonight.  Is CK and option for my husband?
Last MRI, March 3, showed tumor to be 6x8x7 and in the parietal and occipital lobes and crossing the corpus callosum.


Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 2:04 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

I don't think so after all the treatment he has had. It is just a very precise way of delivering radiation, and that is not likely to be of benefit now.


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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