On June 7th, 2017, my wife confessed that she had been having trouble remembering all sorts of things. After listening to her description of events I decided we needed to go see a doctor right away. The next to day we went to Outpatient Care services where they ran some neurological tests on her. After a brief conversation with the doctor on staff, we were told to go straight to the emergency room for a C.A.T. scan. Pretty scary stuff!
After a nail-biting 4 hour wait, we got the devastating results that my wife had some sort of mass in her brain. It was serious enough that they wanted to transport her by ambulance immediately to the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. Somehow, we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of a full-blown nightmare that was trying to steal our future.
As we waited for our turn in MRI, we were assured that many, many people have had brain tumors that are successfully removed and cancer put into remission. In fact, there are only a few forms of cancer that after 30 years they still haven’t made much progress with. Glioblastoma is one of those cancers. The majority of cancers are treatable to some extent.
When our turn came, they wheeled my wife away for what would become a 2.5-hour MRI session. The wait was grueling and had us all on the edge of our seats. Then the devastating news that my wife had a Glioblastoma Multiforme type tumor that was given a grade 4. We were also told it was golf-ball-sized and in the left hemisphere of her brain and would have to be removed as soon as possible.
WHAT?! We thought. This can’t be happening.
Surgical Removal of the Glioblastoma
Next on the list of our whirlwind of fears was surgery. They are never certain of how brain surgeries will go, but it’s much more scientific than it used to be. About half way through the procedure, they woke my wife up and asked her lots of questions. They use electric probes during questioning to find the edge of the tumor. If they go too far with the probe you can’t answer the questions. Then they back the probe out until you can answer questions again. This gives them the parameters needed to ensure they aren’t cutting in to live brain areas.
Her brain tumor surgery was scheduled for 5 days later, and was removed by Doctor Alireza Mohammad Mohammadi, MD. He was able to perform the operation in approximately 2 hours less than they thought it would take, which was impressive. Altogether, the surgery lasted about 4.5 – 5.0 hours, but they had initially told us to expect it to take around 8 hours. She made it through the surgery with flying colors, but what should we expect next?
Post Surgery Glioblastoma Multiforme Prognosis
The official prognosis for a grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme, also called a “GBM”, of her size and type, is 14 to 18 months. How were we going to tell our 17 and 13-year-old kids that news? As it turns out, there is no easy way to tell anyone who loves you, that you have cancer. Hopefully, this never happens to you, but if it does, I pray your friends and family rally behind you like ours have! We are truly blessed!
Our Search For More Information On Glioblastoma Multiforme
We were told that there was no rhyme or reason they could find for why people get these types of tumors. They called it a “luck of the draw tumor”. We were also told that there are no DNA markers, previous head injuries, drugs or medications that cause this, nor did it have anything to do with what you eat or eating habits. I wasn’t buying the “we don’t have a clue” response, so I spent a great deal of time over the next 2 months researching.
I found that as expected, the cancer research and clinical trials tend to focus on the more wide spread diseases. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Breast Cancer in women have well over 200,000 cases per year, compared with only 9,000 cases of Glioblastoma.
Treatment Options for Glioblastoma Multiforme
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) Cancer Cure
The standard treatment options for Glioblastoma remain the same now as they were in 1980. Radiation and chemotherapy after surgical removal of the tumor, continue to be the primary defense against this cancer. We were initially told that we were eligible to be enrolled in a Clinical Trial that would involve injecting the cancer patient with live virus called, “Oncolytic Virus Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme“.
This led to the research on Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) as a cancer cure. Recent progress using alkylating agents (like baking soda) and tumor vasculature-targeting monoclonal antibodies offered a survival increase of several months in a subset of patients but, overall survival numbers have only improved by a few months.
I think the topic of Baking Soda as a Cancer Cure makes real sense, and I’ll post an article about our test results with it. You can click the book to buy it at Amazon for less than $15, and the Doctor that wrote it has 300 5-star reviews for a reason.
Eating Healthier Through “Cancer Diets”
I am a firm believer that what we put in to our bodies, has a direct affect on our energy levels and how often we get sick. However I had no idea there was so much information on cancer curing diets!
There are many of them, but the “AntiCancer” book by David Servan-Schreiber MD Ph.D. is purported to have saved hundreds of lives. Why not more you ask? Because people that don’t believe their bodies can be healed with nutrients have already taken 1 option off the table. The question is, which cancer remedies are YOU willing to disregard? In fact, what you put in to your body when you eat, may have a far greater effect on your health than even your doctor understands.
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The latest research on anticancer foods, including new alternatives to sugar and cautions about some that are now on the market
New information about how vitamin D strengthens the immune system
Warnings about common food contaminants that have recently been proven to contribute to cancer progression
A new chapter on mind-body approaches to stress reduction, with recent studies that show how our reactions to stress can interfere with natural defenses and how friendships can support healing in ways never before understood
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The Most Promising Glioblastoma Cure! – Marijuana CBD Oil
This is the most exciting discovery, and in my honest opinion, holds the most promise for the future of all the cancer cures I’ve recently read about. Why am I so optimistic? I personally know someone who was born with a Glioblastoma tumor, and after 3 months of taking CBD Oil, the tumors have disappeared from his MRI’s. Furthermore, after getting rid of the initial primary tumor a second one was found on top of his spine.
The doctors said to keep doing whatever it was that made the initial tumor go away. They had no idea what was happening, or how. After several months he was due for his next MRI. The doctors were blown away! His spinal tumor was gone. Nowhere to be found. Who was this Glioblastoma butt kicker? My grandson. Yes, you read that right. There are TWO people with Glioblastoma Multiforme in my family.
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