Brain Cancer - Symptoms

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Published: December 15

Just 8 weeks from diagnosis of brain cancer to passing away. No symptoms. No sick days from work, he came home from work feeling symptoms of flu. Within 1 hour, seizure, CT scan, and MRI. Healthy, fit, a nonsmoker, he was an intensive care paramedic. After the initial seizure, 7 weeks later intense pain behind right eye, a week in a coma until passing away. The tumor was integrated throughout the brain and very aggressive..

Published: November 11

I was diagnosed at age 44 with stage II brain cancer after losing coordination of my left side motor skills and having a seizure. The tumor was removed and I underwent radiation and chemotherapy. Things went back to normal for a couple of years until small seizures and signs of a small tumor reappeared (via MRI). Upon my second operation at age 48 I was diagnosed as having stage III (anaplastic astrocytoma). I again went through radiation and chemotherapy. Things were fine for about 6 months and then I started losing my left motor skills again. Things have stabilized, but have not returned to normal after extensive therapy. I do continue to work and drive. Best of all I just remarried and have returned from my honeymoon in Bermuda. While life (my body and mind) will not be the same I do find ways to survive. I am currently 51 and am on a maintenance drug called Avastin. While it does not attack cancer, it does prevent a tumor from re-growing so far..