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  • Question: My husband had an Oligodendroglioma removed this past summer. He is doing the watch and wait protocol. He had a complete resection. Do you think this is standard? Would you watch and wait if this was your situation?
  • Answer:01/19/2004
    (Updated 12/3/2008) What you are doing after a complete resection is fine, assuming this is a low grade (1,2) and not a grade 3 or 4. Sometimes PCV and/ or Temodar chemotherapy or local radiation is given post-op. After a complete resection, I think I would strongly consider local radiation as an insurance policy but that is not universally accepted in the brain tumor physician community.

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