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Becky

Becky
Bio: 43 year old mom diagnosed with Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma stage 3. I have had surgery to remove 90 percent of the tumor, and just started radiation and chemo. I get to take my chemo @ home as it is in pill form, at bedtime, which I like better as I don't have to sit @ the infusion center while…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma Grade 3, can hardly say it, and sure can't spell it without looking it up!
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Headache for 2 months straight. No other symptoms, so no-one wanted to do any scans to double check anything was in there that shouldn't be, until I went to the right hospital ER.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!

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Kristy

Kristy
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Seizures at onset
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Craniotomy 6/17/16
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting

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Ben

Ben
Bio: Resident Radiographer and Brain Tumour Sufferer.
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma (Right Frontal Lobe)
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Seizures, headaches, dizziness, dodgey left leg, forgetting words
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 30/01/2014 iMRI @ queens square London

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Cory

Cory
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Glioma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Asymptomatic (now) tumor was discovered in an MRI for a different issue.

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Lelekbolek

Lelekbolek
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma Grade 2/3
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Major seizure led to discover and diagnosis, no other symptoms otherwise.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Biopsy 2/15/08 Partial tumor extraction 5/15/08
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011

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Laura For Michael

Laura For Michael
Bio: I am a mom of a now 24 year old son, Michael, who has been recovering from brain cancer for over 11 years. I understand how horrible cancer is and have written a book called, "Michael's Journey", to inspire others. I wish everyone the best of health and happiness. Laura (Michael's…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Astrocytoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Emergency brain surgery on June 12, 2004 After surgery Michael had a stroke. Now uses a walker.

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Angela

Angela
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Medulloblastoma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: extreme headache, inability to walk without falling over & slurred speech
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: tremors in hands, arms and legs

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Tara

Tara
Bio: In late August 2010 I started having Strange Episodes that would stop me in my tracks. I would have a "DejaVu" type experience where in my mind I would recall recent events and when this happened I would also smell a strange and strong chemical smell in my nostrils and what felt like a hot liquid trailing through my chest.…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Brain Cancer Symptoms: I had Seizure symptoms which led to further testing and discovery of my Brain Tumour.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery: Craniotomy at Right Temporal Love for full tumour removal Date: October 21, 2010 Hospital Stay: 4 days Side Effects: Initially the pressure in my head was really bad but that was due to swelling of the brain from surgery and I was on steroids to control that. The steroids that I was on however gave me major hallucinations to the point that…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/A

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Ashley

Ashley
Bio: Hello my name is Ashley. When I was 16 months old I went to Disney world and that's when I found out I had a brain tumor. I had it surgery to remove it. I'm about to become a juinor in high school. For about 14 years now I've been taking speech. The tumor effect the speech area of the…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: pilocyctic astrocytoma
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Headaches, loss of appatite, sleeped alot, long term memory loss, loss of speech, and depression
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.

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Brian Patrick

Brian Patrick
Bio: I am from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to the Denver area in the summer of 2012. A few months after moving to Denver with my partner I suffered a Gran Mal Seizure. It was a quiet Friday night at the house, I was sitting on the couch and Jordan was in the kitchen. Jordan said we were…more
Cancer Type: Brain Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Oligodendroglioma Grade II
Brain Cancer Symptoms: Seizure and Headachesq
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had two craniotomy's. The first was just after diagnosis on 10/02/2012 and the second was after they found a recurrence and was performed on 03/05/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.

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