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  • Question: My son was diagnosed on June 28, 2004 with Pontine glioma with the tumor in the pons and a new spot in the cerabellum. He had 6 weeks of radiation and was allergic to carboplatin. He then did 11 rounds of temodar and that is when the new spot grew. Now he is on cloretazine; he has had 4 rounds and is doing well. We have also taken him to an herbalist who thinks what he has is a parasite. I am so confused. Has anybody ever had this or have any input?
  • Answer:06/06/2006
    The appearance of a parasite, often CYSTERCIRCOSIS, can cause symptoms similar to a brain tumor. However, this parasite does not usually look like a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Bring this up with your treating physicians.
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