Today we received news that the tumor was a Grade IV Glioblastoma. This is pretty much the worst case. For this type of tumor prognosis is poor, with a median survival time of approximately 14 months.
Now that we know what we are dealing with, the next step is to determine the treatment.
Writing this post in hindsight, I’ve since learned how to better look at the grim statistics. The book “AntiCancer: A New Way of Life“, breaks it down pretty well. In summary if the median survival time is only 14 months, that means half the people live longer than 14 months. Given that I’m young and in otherwise good health, I should be in the half that lives longer.
Second, when dealing with survival curves, the right side of the curve naturally extends beyond 14 months and it can extend to a considerable length of time. There are a small number of people at the tail end of the curve that survive years with this disease. It’s my goal to be on the long tail of the curve.