This is a very uplifting story, but HIGHLY unusual, my dad had brain cancer, stage 4 and was treated at M.D.Anderson, he had one brain surgery, followed by radiation, followed by another surgery, six months later, he lived almost exactly a year after the first surgery and he lived longer than average with this horrible cancer. There is nothing wrong with going into this with a positive attitude, because that is the only way you will make it at all, but this is a highly aggressive cancer and is hard to treat and this man in this story is truely amazing, he is in the 1 in a million percentile with this form of brain cancer. I also must say my dad had a bad reaction to Timador and he was one of the ones it was suppose to help, it was horrible. Also, NEVER let them put you on research, it is NOT worth it, I assure you. This is such a cruel cancer, it really is the worst.