Hansen's Journey with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Survivor: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 54

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    • Hansen
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord T...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Hansen
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord T...
    over 4 years ago
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    Treatment or not

    Decision Point

    I was told that without treatment I could expect to survive 2 months, with treatment I could expect approximately 14 months. I chose no treatment for 2 months, then decided to do radiation and chemo even though my tumor was shrinking. I had a lot of people praying for me!

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    • Hansen
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord T...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After two days of radiation and temodar I had brain swelling that caused a terrible headache and a seizure. I stopped radiation for a week and took steroids. My doctors recommended I contact hospice. But I pulled through and restarted the radiation and temodar. I continued to have much prayer.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Hansen
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    over 4 years ago
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    Seizure

    Side Effects

    Seizure

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    • Hansen
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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