Brain tumor treatment and higher cancer risks again? Really?!!?!
Posted Mar 15 2009 4:28pm
Okay so sometimes the research sucks! I had breast cancer and while that was crummy I remember making jokes from time to time that at least it wasn't a freakin' brain tumor. (I have a much easier time with the concept of cutting flesh than bone.)
In research published in Cell Press it seems that the standard treatment for a common brain tumor (glioblastomas in particular) increases the aggressiveness of surviving cancer cells, possibly leaving patients more vulnerable to tumor recurrence.
I know I don't have a vote in the way the universe works but my thought is that if you go through surgery for a brain tumor and come out of it in good shape you should be exempt from any future illness! Free pass for any brain tumor survivors. All in favor say AYE!