I hope that you are doing well. I read some of your information and the way that you have given time to doing research on cancers. I found you to be very informative. Some family member of mine has glioblastoma multiform stage 4.
I dont know what to do. He had a resection then radiation and goes now to UPMC to get a needle on the inner thigh that is four needles once a month. Not sure of what it is called but that and combination of a head device novocure seems to be making him better. He eats a lot of blueberries . he has lost his taste for many foods. At first he was put on steroids and got fat. At this time its been nine months since his resection. He is now 155 at 5’6 feet tall. He eats less every day. He says that he has totally lost taste for anything that he use to like . Chocolate and sugars which are not good for cancer has left his appetite. The only medication that he is on is Keppra. He use to take temodar but stopped as he could not tolerate the weakness and seizures that he got.
Sharick, as you can read above, there are issues and therapies that your family member can do, either personally or with an oncologist, that may help him/her manage his/her GBM. I am both a cancer survivor and a cancer coach. In order to spend the time needed to research your situation further, I need you or your family member to become a cancer coaching member.
“Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequent, primary malignant brain tumor prevalent in humans. GBM characteristically exhibits aggressive cell proliferation and rapid invasion of normal brain tissue resulting in poor patient prognosis.
The current standard of care of surgical resection followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy with temozolomide is not very effective. The inefficacy of the chemotherapeutic agents may be attributed to the challenges in drug delivery to the tumor.
Several epidemiological studies have demonstrated the chemopreventive role of natural, dietary compounds in the development and progression of cancer.
Many of these studies have reported the potential of using natural compounds in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy as a novel approach for the effective treatment of cancer.
In this paper, we review the role of several natural compounds individually and in combination with chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of GBM. We also assess the potential of drug delivery approaches such as the Gliadel wafers and role of nanomaterial based drug delivery systems for the effective treatment of GBM…”