5/22 Brain Tumors in the News
With the recent diagnosis of Senator Kennedy's brain tumor, there has a been a lot of stuff in the news about it.
Most of the news has already pronounced him dead.
C'mon media! There is hope. Look at son #4!
Today we're 2 years, 9 months, and 14 days since diagnosis of son #4's ependymoma brain tumor. Sure it's been up and down, but we're doing great right now. We only have a little more than 2 years to reach the golden number of 5 years cancer free, where survival percentages rise dramaticlly.
Senator Kennedy may be on the far end of the political left wing, about as far as you can get away from me, but I'm still praying for the man.
And, there's more we all can do.
St. Jude Children's hospital just ran an article (here) about a collaboration researching ependymoma brain tumors. (the kind son #4 had)...
They'll get an extra chuck of change from me this year, hope you can do the same!
The world’s top experts in pediatric and adult cancer are uniting to eradicate a rare cancer that kills both children and adults.
What’s the best way to find a cure for a vicious cancer that kills both children and adults? The answer seems obvious: Assemble the world’s top experts on adult and pediatric cancer. Encourage them to focus their intellect, energy and creativity on curing that disease.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But it has never been done before. Until now.
Recently, two groups of brilliant scientists embarked on the first direct collaboration to find a cure for ependymoma, a rare central nervous system tumor that affects people of all ages.
Ependymoma arises from cells located within the ventricles of the brain and spinal cord. In children, the tumors usually appear in the brain; in adolescents and adults, the tumors generally form along the spinal cord.
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