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Brain CancerPatient Stories

Reaching for the Stars Along with a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

"What I remember clearly is that I was supposed to have only 14 to 18 months to live. That was about 6 years ago," says Melanie Kabo.
March 2019 Volume 5 – Patient Stories
Melanie Kabo
Carlsbad, California

I thought I was going to have breast cancer. My mom and her sister had it, and I was prepared for it. When they did the biopsy of the mass in my brain, one doctor told me that based on my family history, it was breast cancer that had metastasized (spread) to my brain. Other doctors said I had a glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer). What I remember clearly is that I was supposed to have only 14 to 18 months to live. That was about 6 years ago.

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