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These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best

These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Cancer can be one of the most devastating diagnoses, and it takes a special kind of courage to channel grief into something meaningful.

And that's exactly the case for the cancer patients highlighted in the stories below. Read about one young wom...

Via Ellen Diane
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#BrainTumorThursday -Read about one young woman who rocked a "chemo mohawk," and another who turned her double mastectomy into a canvas.    Though some of the following stories feature people who left us too soon, they all inspire us in their own unique ways.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor

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Kayleigh M. Hogan -8 year old - Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

Kayleigh M. Hogan -8 year old - Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

Kayleigh is recovering well from surgery and the tumor has been removed. She is not out of the woods yet and the family is requesting your prayers.

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#BrainTumorThursday - @scf0317_Sean - Kayleigh is recovering from #BrainTumor Surgery. Family wants your  prayers. Pls send love & RT

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COLUMBIA, SC: Community heaps love, support on Columbia man with Brain Tumor

COLUMBIA, SC: Community heaps love, support on Columbia man with Brain Tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
It all started with a Wednesday lunch special at El Burrito. “Aaron’s Lunchbox” – a Mean Bean Burrito, chips and salsa, a doughnut and a surprise treat, all for $5. Car washes and lemonade stands followed.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Graves learned last month that his  #BrainTumor was not responding to chemotherapy as hoped and that part of it was growing more rapidly than expected. #BrainCancer #BTSM



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New tool helps guide brain cancer surgery

New tool helps guide brain cancer surgery | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
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#BrainTumorThursday - "In a matter of seconds this technique offers molecular information that can detect residual tumor that otherwise may have been left behind in the patient," said R. Graham Cooks, the Purdue professor.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Brain cancer sucks

Brain cancer sucks | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Farmers ignored the standing water in their fields for one day. They avoided the area roads closed by flood waters, and knew they would soon brace for more storms.
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#BrainTumorThursday - It's been almost 14 months since Kathy was diagnosed with a tumor known as a Glioblastoma. She recalled that it started with a subtle collection of symptoms.#BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Controversial cancer treatment to begin today - Fosters

Controversial cancer treatment to begin today - Fosters | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

Bennett and the Lowes are hopeful a controversial and experimental non-FDA approved therapy may help McKenzie who is battling a terminal form of cance

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#BrainTumorThursday - McKenzie was diagnosed in November 2012 with a highly aggressive and inoperable brain stem tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Patients with DIPG typically survive less-than a year. #BrainCaner #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Hyde Park Blast ambassador draws on experience to give children a voice

Hyde Park Blast ambassador draws on experience to give children a voice | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
One could say that cancer patient Lauren Hill has a very unique outlook on life.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Doctors said less than 10 percent of children with DIPG are expected to live longer than 18 months, and the survival rate for DIPG is even rarer.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Stephanie McMahon, Triple H announce 'Connor's Cure' charity fund in honor of Connor Michalek

Stephanie McMahon, Triple H announce 'Connor's Cure' charity fund in honor of Connor Michalek | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Creative and Live Events, Paul “Triple H” Levesque have announced the formation of “Connor’s Cure,” a charity that they have personally funded through Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation named in honor of Pittsburgh native Connor Michalek.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Connor passed away at age 8 earlier this year from Medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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CPD Officer Nathan Rogers wages courageous battle against brain cancer

CPD Officer Nathan Rogers wages courageous battle against brain cancer | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Three months ago, Chattanooga Police Officer Nathan Rogers was on patrol. He was chasing a suspect through the woods and fell. He was slow getting up, and didn’t feel quite right.
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#BrainTumorThursday - The new diagnosis: a form of brain cancer,  glioblastoma, Grade 3.  Surgery was not the preferred option.  Instead, there would be immediate, aggressive treatment that would include eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 

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7-Year-Old Gigi Carerra Fights Back Against Brain Cancer

7-Year-Old Gigi Carerra Fights Back Against Brain Cancer | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

7-Year-Old Gigi Carerra Fights Back Against Brain Cancer
LINCOLN, Neb.

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#BrainTumorThursday - Gigi Carerra goes to radiation five days a week, and she lost half of her vision after her last surgery. #BrainCaner #BrainTumor #BTSM 

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Hope For Emma - About Emma

Hope For Emma - About Emma | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

Hope For Emma"  -  We all have causes that are near and dear to our hearts; our family is compelled to share our story and seek prayers and positive intentions to help us face this terrible journey.

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 #BrainTumorThursday - After a short period of unusual symptoms, Emma was diagnosed on March 21st, 2014 with "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma", which is a form of an inoperable brain tumor located in the brain stem.   #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 

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UAB study identifies new way Brain Tumors become more malignant - UAB News

UAB study identifies new way Brain Tumors become more malignant - UAB News | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

UAB study identifies new way brain tumors become more malignant
Brain tumors are a serious medical problem with few options for a cure or effective long-term treatment.

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#BrainTumorThursday -  Brain Tumors are a serious medical problem with few options for a cure or effective long-term treatment. Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest and most common form of malignant brain tumor, is “probably one of the most aggressive human cancers,” Bredel said. #BrainTumor #BrainCancer #BTSM

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VA Denies Coverage For US Air Force Veteran With Malignant Brain Tumor - Forbes

VA Denies Coverage For US Air Force Veteran With Malignant Brain Tumor - Forbes | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Forbes VA Denies Coverage For US Air Force Veteran With Malignant Brain Tumor Forbes The Veterans Administration health care scandal reached a new level, as the VA Inspector General office confirmed Wednesday that 1,700 veterans at the Phoenix VA...
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#BrainTumorThursday - Pls RT!  Had my wife not pushed for a special dispensation from the VA to approve the brain surgery at BCH on 1/16/14, I would probably now be dead.   #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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#BrainTumorThursday - Pls RT!  Had my wife not pushed for a special dispensation from the VA to approve the brain surgery at BCH on 1/16/14, I would probably now be dead.   #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Many make memorable day at circus for girl, 5, with inoperable brain tumor

Many make memorable day at circus for girl, 5, with inoperable brain tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
SHOUT OUT: The Shriners Circus launched the final performance of its recent leg in Morristown last night with a trio of special guests -- 5-year-old Lily LaRue Anderson and her brother and sister -- in an event made possible by some very caring...
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#BrainTumorThursday - The tumor sits in the middle of the bubbly Wayne youngster’s brain stem and can’t be removed, doctors told her family just last Tuesday.  Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), as it’s called, is particularly cruel: The median overall survival term is 9 months. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Cancer patient suing over Obamacare dies of her Brain Tumor

Cancer patient suing over Obamacare dies of her Brain Tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
The family of Linda Rolain, from Las Vegas, had joined two lawsuits against the State of Nevada and the company that built its troubled online software, Xerox.
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#BrainTumorThursday - A grandmother with an aggressive #BrainTumor has died after waiting more than two months for insurance coverage because of mixups with Nevada's health care exchange. #BrainCancer #BTSM

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Vindy.com - Surgeons remove brain tumor from Youngstown man through his nose

Vindy.com - Surgeons remove brain tumor from Youngstown man through his nose | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

Robert Matthews of Youngstown came out of potentially life-threatening brain surgery to remove a tumor at the base of his skull without a scar on his head. 

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#BrainTumorThursday - A craniotomy involves cutting the skin covering the skull and surgically removing a part of the skull bone to access the brain. - #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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9-year-old Fairfax girl battling brain cancer getting wish to swim with dolphins

9-year-old Fairfax girl battling brain cancer getting wish to swim with dolphins | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Wednesday was a big day for 9-year-old Tara Sankner. The little girl has been battling Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer, for most of her life. 
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#BrainTumorThursday - Today was not only her last day of chemotherapy, but she also had her wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Young girl’s uncontrollable laughter was actually a brain tumor

Young girl’s uncontrollable laughter was actually a brain tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Young girl was considered spoiled but the true cause of laughing fits was a tumor
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#BrainTumorThursday - But Burgos Zuleta discovered that the true cause of the girl’s laughing seizures, medically called gelastic seizures, was a brain tumor. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Woman Arrested After Faking Inoperable Brain Tumor

Woman Arrested After Faking Inoperable Brain Tumor | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
(CORYDON) - A Corydon woman was arrested Friday on felony theft charges after it was determined her claim of suffering from an inoperable brain tumor was fabricated and she had taken donations from th
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#BrainTumorThursday - 27-year-old Teryn Applegate received charitable donations from members of the Southern Indiana community under the false pretenses that she had been diagnosed with the tumor,  #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Boy with brain tumor made officer for day by Bethel Park Police Department

Boy with brain tumor made officer for day by Bethel Park Police Department | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Joey Fabus' parents say he loves police officers. And garbage collectors. It was the Bethel Park Police Department who made the 8-year-old, who has been ...
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#BrainTumorThursd - It was the Bethel Park Police Department who made the 8-year-old, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, an honorary member on Tuesday. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Pearland researcher looking for cure to brain cancer

Pearland researcher looking for cure to brain cancer | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

Pushan has worked at MD Anderson in the genes and development program since 2010 when he graduated from Harvard University with a double major in molecular and cellular biology and mind/brain/behavior. Dasgupta is studying its genetic makeup to find a way to target this form of cancer and find a cure.

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#BrainTumorThursday - He is now part of a research lab group at MD Anderson, working on a project to cure glioblastoma, a type of malignant brain tumor that is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer in the world. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Yakima baby girl battles aggressive brain cancer - KIMA CBS 29

Yakima baby girl battles aggressive brain cancer - KIMA CBS 29 | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Yakima baby girl battles aggressive brain cancer
KIMA CBS 29
If the cancer isn't gone, they said doctors don't want to do another surgery in her brain as that could cause more damage, meaning there aren't any other options.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Doctors found a tumor the size of a grapefruit that they had to immediately remove through surgery.
Next was the start of weeks of chemo, traveling back and forth to Seattle. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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Teen battles brain cancer with vivacious smile - ThisWeekNews

Teen battles brain cancer with vivacious smile - ThisWeekNews | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it

ThisWeekNews - Teen battles brain cancer with vivacious smile.   She's been called "inspiring" and "humble" but neither word seems to define the courage 15-year-old Victoria Boals displays each day in her fight against an inoperable brain...

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#BrainTumorThursday - When one side of her face started to droop and one of her eyes started to change positions, looking more at her nose than straight ahead, doctors found the tumor. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 

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Bicester boy's tumour only found when mother threatened to get private scan - Daily Mail

Bicester boy's tumour only found when mother threatened to get private scan - Daily Mail | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Bicester boy's tumour only found when mother threatened to get private scan Daily Mail A boy's brain tumour 'the size of a clementine' was missed by doctors - and only discovered after his mother threatened to get out her chequebook and...
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#BrainTumorThursday - ‘I said ‘Where can I go privately for a scan?’ The doctor said ‘You do not need to do that’, and I said ‘I do because I keep saying there is something wrong with his head and nobody believes me'.'  #BrainTumor #BrainCancer #BTSM

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One Deathstalker Meets Another: Lighting Up Cancer Cells With Scorpion Venom - Everyday Health

One Deathstalker Meets Another: Lighting Up Cancer Cells With Scorpion Venom - Everyday Health | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
One Deathstalker Meets Another: Lighting Up Cancer Cells With Scorpion Venom Everyday Health I've performed more than 6,000 brain tumor operations in my career as a neurosurgeon, and I have to say that surgery is particularly challenging when...
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#BrainTumorThursday - So, my team and I at the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery are developing an imaging system that shows us where #BrainTumor tumor cells are located by, literally, “painting” them in a special glow.  #BrainCancer #BTSM

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Senior Scientific ships first cancer-finding nanodevice (Video) - Albuquerque Business First

Senior Scientific ships first cancer-finding nanodevice (Video) - Albuquerque Business First | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
After 14 years and $13.5 million in funding, Senior Scientific said Friday it is ready to pack up its first MRX II device, which can detect cancer tumors, and ship it to its new home in Texas. VIDEO
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Senior Scientific has commercialized a nanoparticle technology that can detect cancer tumors on an incredibly small scale, much finer than any technology on the market. #Cancer #Tumors

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Brylee earns her wings - Deseret News

Brylee earns her wings - Deseret News | Brain Tumors | Scoop.it
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Brylee earns her wings
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Doctors diagnosed the tumor — diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG — as inoperable and terminal. On April 18, Lara Olson made an entry on her blog.
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#BrainTumorThursday - Brylee was diagnosed with an inoperable and terminal brain tumor 14 months ago and has died two days short of her fourth birthday . #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM

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