Phillip Minton M.D.

A Unique Search for Healing in Brain Cancer

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

an Italian man, recently diagnosed with glioma, is trying a novel approach to finding the right therapy for himself. He is engaging in open-source healing. Glioma is a primary cancer of the brain that is quite difficult to effectively treat using conventional medical and surgical techniques. Surgery can often remove large portions of these tumors, and radiation may also stunt it, but the long term survival rate is low – in advanced stage cases the average survival is only one to two years with treatment, and only a few months without treatment.

Given this bleak prognosis, it is not surprising that patients with glioma search for novel sources of therapy. By posting his case history and test results online, Salvatore Iaconesi hopes to find the best ways forward in his personal battle with glioma.


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