When compared to the prior studies, there appears to be a slight decrease
in the size of the nonenhancing, FLAIR/T2 hyperintense lesion centered in
the right side of the pons. Specifically, on the prior study this lesion
measured 3.5 x 3.0 cm and currently appears to measure 3.2 x 2.9 cm.This
may be due to differences in technique or angulation. The lesion extends
into the medulla. No evidence for abnormal perfusion. No hydrocephalus,
acute infarction or acute hemorrhage.
Sinuses, orbits and nasopharynx are unremarkable. No suspicious bony
Since the most recent prior study dated December 2, 2016:
1. There appears to be mild decrease in the size of the pontine lesion.
Thank you everyone for all your prayers, God is listening!
The latest MRI shows that the tumor hasn’t progressed.
I have been experiencing some twitching, mostly on my right eye but it keeps moving around my face. I’m currently taking medication for it and it has helped a little. In regards to the other symptoms they remain unchanged. As of right now, the plan is to complete the 12 cycles of chemo. I will begin my 5th cycle today 2/4/17. The side effects from Chemo have been a little less severe since the doctor prescribed an additional nausea medication and steroids during chemo days to reduce the fatigue.
I found out that the type of tumor that I have is a low-grade Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). I will continue with my check-up every 2 months to monitor the progress. My next check-up is March 31st.