Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The "Monster" that has Attacked a Friend's Daughter

This is a picture and definition of a cancer that has attacked our friends little girl. It's a "monster" as her father is calling it! Please pray for her. Her name is AVA.
She is 5 1/2 years old. Friday she was o.k. as far as they knew and now she's been through surgery. They are hoping for the best. Please please please pray!!!




Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and most aggressive type of primary brain tumor in humans, involving glial cells and accounting for 52% of all parenchymal brain tumor cases and 20% of all intracranial tumors. Despite being the most prevalent form of primary brain tumor, GBMs occur in only 2–3 cases per 100,000 people in Europe and North America. According to the WHO classification of the tumors of the central nervous system‎, the standard name for this brain tumor is "glioblastoma"; it presents two variants: giant cell glioblastoma and gliosarcoma. Glioblastomas are also an important brain tumor of the canine, and research is ongoing to use this as a model for developing treatments in humans.[1] Treatment can involve chemotherapy, radiation, radiosurgery, corticosteroids, antiangiogenic therapy, and surgery. [2]

Glioblastoma has a very poor prognosis, despite multimodality treatment consisting of open craniotomy with surgical resection of as much of the tumor as possible, followed by concurrent or sequential chemoradiotherapy, antiangiogenic therapy with bevacizumab, gamma knife radiosurgery, and symptomatic care with corticosteroids. Other than the brainstem gliomas, it has the worst prognosis of any CNS malignancy.

We come against this in the name of JESUS!!!!!! Satan has no foothold here!!! Please agree with me.


3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Agreeing in Christ! I will keep praying for this little girl's miracle!

~ Dawn ~ said...

Oh so sad to hear...I will pray that this monster goes away. Ava and her family are in my prayers.

~ Dawn ~ said...

Oh so sad to hear...I will pray that this monster goes away. Ava and her family are in my prayers.