The Worst News…Ever

My Mom has a brain tumor. A glioblastoma or GBM. Historical cure rate 0%. Historical 5 year survival rate for her type and severity is 0%. Historial 3 year survival rate is 1%. Historical 1 year survival rate doesn’t even get above 30%.

This is a fast growing, aggressive tumor. She spends the last 3 years devoted to taking care of my grandfather who had cancer and my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s. Now, just as she was moving forward from his death and wrapping up his estate, bam, she ends up with what is the worst brain tumor one can have. My grandfather died from cancer in mid February, which is about the same time Mom’s tumor started it’s life. Call it an inheritance.

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4 Responses to “The Worst News…Ever”

  1. Just feeling for you and your mom and wanted to send a supportive thought long distance.. life never does seem all that fair.

  2. Billy O Says:

    Truely terrible news Brian. Regina and I will be thinking of you and your mom and send some good thoughts your way.

  3. Horrible news Brian – my wife and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts.

  4. Nothing to say. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Sorry.

    -Jot

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