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Comment from: sad1, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 20

My father had strokes, headaches and memory issues that include memory loss, didn't make sense of conversations, gave incorrect info and was more direct and upfront with answers or conversations. He first had stage 4 lung cancer and beat that. Then the cancer moved to the brain. He underwent radiation and six weeks later, the cancer was back and more aggressive. He is now home with hospice.

Comment from: No Fear, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 28

I had a headache for about a month. The doctors say I have Primary Brain Cancer, Central Nervous System Lymphoma.

Comment from: chris, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 24

Before I was diagnosed with brain cancer, I got extremely bad headaches and double vision.

Comment from: KKIKERSHIELDS64, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

I started going blind! That's how we discovered I had stage 4 lung cancer that had metastasized to my spine & gone to the lining of my brain with one tumor inside on my optic nerve. Ten rounds of radiation brought my eyesight back then it was on to chemo. If I hadn't started losing my eyesight, I don't know if I would be here now. So from the end of January 09 to the end of January 2010, I'm, in remission! For a couple of years, I had moderately severe migraines & my spine near the top would get jarring pains if I took a misstep like stepping in a little hole in the backyard & that was about a month before we discovered the cancer. So I had no major red flags, but I just found out my cancer doctor and his staff didn't think I'd see the end of 2009, but here I am turning 46!!!!

Comment from: cheri s, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I was told I had Lung cancer in June 2009, but in November, I had no sign of cancer. Now I have cancer of the brain and a large mass in my neck. I'm doing radiation on the brain. They told me 2/3 months with radiation. I'm doing it for my family. I'm angry all the time for no reason. Headaches. My mom died of this same thing. I'm Praying for all of us.

Comment from: Nikki, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I was 27 yrs old, and my symptoms started with a lingering headaches, and pressure in my head. I would feel as though my head was going to explode. I went to my general practitioner and all she did was check my eyes and pushed it off as migraines, and stress. It wasn't until I ended up in hospital after having an MRI for seizures that I discovered I had a brain tumor. I had the tumor removed, but ended up being paralyzed on one side of my body. I had to go through much therapy to learn how to walk, use my arms, balance and every other routine thing. I was like a baby learning how to write and tie laces and everything you could think of. My tumor was benign, but now in my most recent MRI, the area surrounding where the tumor is, is going white. They are unsure as to what this area is portraying. The doctors don't know if it is residual tumor or what. If anyone has any insight or has been through anything similar it would be very helpful to hear your comments.

Comment from: Ike, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 18

My mom has been in a coma for 2 weeks now, she had been showing the signs of brain cancer in the past months but it went undetected by her. I wish I knew because maybe we could have caught it sooner. My mom in her lifetime has battled cancer consistently. First it was thyroid cancer, then bone marrow cancer due to cells and scar tissue left from the thyroid cancer. Then breast cancer which we just battled and won last year and now this. She was just checked this June and the oncologist stated that she was cancer free but they did not do a full body PET/CAT scan, just from the chest down so the brain cancer went undetected. Since March she complained of headaches, feeling weak, lack of balance, being out of breath and feeling like she was having a heart attack. The doctors would do the vital checks and everything looked good so they diagnosed her as having anxiety attacks and prescribed Paxil to ease the attacks but the body kept breaking down and I just wish I knew to research the brain cancer symptoms before. It pains me because I love my mom and it has always been her and I together. Life without her now just seems void.

Comment from: claram, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 02

My mum is 58 and had cancer of the kidney and adrenal gland 3 and a half years ago. On June 1st 2009 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has had major brain surgery and is now deteriorating rapidly. Two weeks ago she was rushed into hospital when my father was unable to wake her. She was in a coma for 28 hours, she suffered 3 seizures. She has now been released from hospital and has moved in with myself and my partner of 10 years as my father, 63, is unable to cope. It's hard now and I know things will get harder but she has me to take care of her they way she has always taken care of me.

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