Posts Tagged ‘brain cancer’

Uncertainty

The first part of my medical journey is about neurology, epilepsy, and uncertainty. I have found that uncertainty is scarier than a diagnosis, even when the diagnosis is brain cancer. This story is about my first two seizures and what they felt like. It is important for me to tell this story because...
June 24th, 2010 | Life During Cancer | Read More

Senator Ted Kennedy dies of brain cancer at age 77

Senator Ted Kennedy died Tuesday night of brain cancer. The patriarch of  the Kennedy family political dynasty passed away at home in Cape Cod, Mass. He was 77. He was the only one of the four Kennedy brothers to die a natural death. His brothers Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John Kennedy were assassinated....
August 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

Oral chemotherapy for brain cancer

I am truly lucky to be eligible for (what I think is probably) the easiest chemotherapy solution ever. I am treated with Temodar, a drug that came out of a clinical trial phase more than two years ago and is available to people with certain types of brain tumors. Temodar is taken orally and treatment...
August 12th, 2009 | Life During Cancer | Read More

Cancer risk from cellphone use is still a matter for study

Scientists still can’t say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy users and people who began using the devices as children. They point to lingering questions over the potential health effects from the energy emitted by the phones, specifically...
June 28th, 2008 | Cancer Research | Read More