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- Question: My husband was diagnosed with GBM in January, 2011. He had the tumor removed an has been receiving radiation, chemotherapy (Temodar) and Avastin. My question is: what are the effects of these treatments on his health, mentally, physically and emotionally. I would like to know what to expect in the future. I tried to get some information from his oncologist, but cannot get her to return my calls (she is "too busy" to return calls). I would very much appreciate your answer.
Your oncologist's reaction to not return calls is totally
inappropriate. I would suggest changing oncologists if at all
possible. The treatments are complex and balancing side effects and
benefits is a very important subject for discussion. See the
virtualtrials website or www.survivingbraincancer.com for books that
have locations of major centers and neurooncologists.
Paul Zeltzer MD
310 489 3119 (cell)