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Brain cancer. Motor skills are eliminated and on morphen drip. What can it lead to?

Hello I am just wondering how long my cousin has to live and am to afraid to ask. She has brain cancer and they no longer have anything they can do for her besides wait til she passes. Her motor skills are gone and she just started on a morphen drip to ease any pain. its a glioblastoma form of cancer and the tumor in her brain started growing again since treatment stopped over a month ago she has gone down hill fast
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Thank you for posting your query.

Glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive type of brain cancer and does not respond well to treatment.

Complete removal of the tumor is often not successful and radiation is only partly effective. Tempzolamide is used for chemotherapy.

Despite the best treatment, most people survive 6-12 months after diagnosis.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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