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  • Question: I am from the Philippines. My 14-year-old nephew has been diagnosed with a grade II astrocytoma. It is located on the right side of his brain so his neuro-surgeon is not very keen on operating as it may cause more harm. They will do radiation and chemotherapy simultaneously. They will give him Temodal. Based on the information I have read in most articles, that drug is usually used for high grade brain tumors. Is it really safe to use it on a grade II astrocytoma?
  • Answer:11/13/2006
    We almost ALWAYS recommend a biopsy. If possibe, take your nephew to a major brain tumor center. See or Chapter 7.
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