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  • john noles

    I just read the news article on Mike Emmons cancer fight. My wife, Suzanne, is currently undergoing brain cancer issues here in the same town of Chesapeake. I read that he was participating in a clinical trial at Duke Unversity. Can you ask him to relay his doctor’s contact information to me at cownoseray@gmail.com or 757-513-4110 ? I would like to get my wife into the program. She has stage 4 lung cancer that has metastized into her brain and liver. Although they have tried radiation and it worked to some degree, I think she would be in a better postion if they were to treat both cancers at the same time.

    Thank you very much. Tall Mike to keep up the good fight.

  • Angie Balk

    Thank you for sharing your story. My mom just came to visit me two and a half weeks ago and the day after she arrived I noticed that she was not herself. We thought maybe she was having serious side effects from some antibiotics. She arrived on a Sunday and we took her to the ER on Tuesday. Brain tumor. Met with neurosurgeon Wednesday and he did a craniotomy Thursday. Put 7 chemo wafers in and removed 99.9% from right frontal lobe. Pathology confirmed glioblastoma. She’s out of the hospital and currently flying back home and has her first meeting with her oncologist/radiologist team Wednesday. I’ve been doing my research and feel kind of up to date with different types of brain tumors and grades but this is all so new and now they will be across the country. I’m in virginia beach and they are in Seattle. I guess I don’t know what to expect next?

    • shaunaemmons

      Everyones experiences with this are SO different, but it did help me to read other peoples stories so that nothing caught me off guard. I’m so sorry you are facing this with your Mom. My husband also had the gliadel wafers and surgery. Then he did radiation and chemo along with Avastin. The chemo continued for about 2 years until we decided to choose quality of life over quantity. He had dementia type symptoms set in about 2 years after radiation and his brain is physically shrinking. Some people do fine with radiation, but he didn’t apparently. I’m in Hampton Roads too.

  • Joy W

    Many prayers are being said at this exact moment. I lost my mother to GBM in 11/2011 after a horrific 4 month battle. It is the hardest thing I have ever been through. I can’t even begin to put myself in your shoes, but I will pray for this final journey to be as peaceful as possible. I just read your entire blog today. Everyone’s journey is so different. My mom was treated at Duke as well. She has surgery and then chemo and radiation. The treatment itself worked, but she never recovered. We sat at Duke at her first follow-up after radiation and were told that everything looked great and just to give them a few weeks to adjust some medicine and we would be amazed at her recovery. She died two weeks later. It was shocking, I honestly can’t imagine having almost three years of GBM. I pray for you and your children. I know that I am rambling, but I just feel so much after reading your story.

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