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Brain Cancer

Medulloblastoma Is a Beast
Patient StoriesBrain CancerPediatric Cancer
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents.
Glioblastoma: A Challenging Brain Cancer with New Hope
Brain Cancer
Dr. Noam Emanuel explains the symptoms of Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer in adults, exploring current and new treatments for patients.
Undocumented Handyman Gets New Lease on Life After Brain Tumor Scare
From Your NavigatorBrain Cancer
Undocumented immigrants often wait too long to seek medical care. Oncology nurse Mark Ryan shares an unlikely story of an undocumented immigrant who received free care from a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon with a similar background.
The Jessica Morris Story: Founding the OurBrainBank Movement to Help People with Glioblastoma
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPatient Advocacy
Jessica Morris was blindsided by her brain cancer diagnosis after hiking with friends and having a full-blown seizure. Frustrated by the lack of treatment options for and the short life expectancy associated with glioblastoma, she created the nonprofit organization OurBrainBank.
Déjà Vu
Patient StoriesBrain Cancer
Jennifer Reginald chronicles how nagging headaches turned into a brain tumor diagnosis, and how she had different tumors removed on the same day, twice, but 32 years apart.
Starting at the Finish Line: Cancer Will Not Define Us
Brain CancerSurvivorship
To deal with grade 3 astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, Matt Newman turned to writing personal e-mails to his friends and family as a way of dealing with the challenges he was facing. He shares his insights on the life lessons he has learned.
The Invisible and Visible Scars of Cancer
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
Celebrate What You’re Grateful For: Lessons from My 20 Years of Survivorship
Patient AdvocacyBrain CancerSurvivorship
Shortly after his college graduation, Danny Heinsohn’s world turned upside down when he learned he had a brain tumor. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and finding something to celebrate every day, even while dealing with cancer.
The Cancer Bond: How I Navigate Being an Oncology Nurse and a Brain Tumor Survivor
Brain CancerPatient Stories
After the shock of being diagnosed with advanced-stage brain cancer, oncology nurse Sherry Moore’s outlook on life and her approach to her patients changed profoundly. She also learned that it was okay to be happy, angry, sad, or scared, and that grief was fluid.
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