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Suggest Homeopathic Remedies For Grade-2 Astrocytoma

I was diagnosed with Astrocytoma grade 2 in January 2014 via biopsy, then had 98% removed April 2014. Since then I have had two seizures while not on any medication, I am now on Keppra 500 mg twice a day. I have had several doctors (3 here in Tennessee and 2 in Illinois) tell me my life expectancy is 4 years and pneumonia would be the cause of my death. I guess my question is, how true is that? January will be 4 years, should I start planning my funeral?

Any homeopathic approach to my condition would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have had a lot of people ask If I smoke Marijuana or use CBD. I do not smoke Marijuana and know nothing about CBD.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017
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Thanks for contacting with your health concern

1. grade II astrocytoma [diffuse astrocytoma] are slow growing brain tumor but recurrence is possible even after treatment and since they are diffuse which means it does not have well-defined edges which make it difficult to remove completely [consult a Neurosurgeon for the second opinion]

2. The average survival time after surgery is 6-8 years. More than 40% of people live more than 10 years.

3. Cannabidiol [CBD] oil is a natural, non-psychotropic concentrate extracted from hemp and although is used in the treatment of astrocytoma since it is not an approved/accepted treatment thus if you want to use it your attending Physician must be told about the same. [you may also look for CBD liquid/capsules/tincture/Gum]

4. As these type of tumor can change quickly from grade II to grade III [malignant form] thus remain under constant supervision, observation and guidance of Neurosurgeon and for any alternative approach kindly let him know to prevent any drug drug interaction
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Suggest Homeopathic Remedies For Grade-2 Astrocytoma

Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. grade II astrocytoma [diffuse astrocytoma] are slow growing brain tumor but recurrence is possible even after treatment and since they are diffuse which means it does not have well-defined edges which make it difficult to remove completely [consult a Neurosurgeon for the second opinion] 2. The average survival time after surgery is 6-8 years. More than 40% of people live more than 10 years. 3. Cannabidiol [CBD] oil is a natural, non-psychotropic concentrate extracted from hemp and although is used in the treatment of astrocytoma since it is not an approved/accepted treatment thus if you want to use it your attending Physician must be told about the same. [you may also look for CBD liquid/capsules/tincture/Gum] 4. As these type of tumor can change quickly from grade II to grade III [malignant form] thus remain under constant supervision, observation and guidance of Neurosurgeon and for any alternative approach kindly let him know to prevent any drug drug interaction