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My experience with antiplastic astrocytoma

Published on October 26, 2020 in Share Your Story

I was provided some options but was ultimately sent home.

In the days that followed I was really anxious about what was happening to me and suffered from high anxiety attacks that made me withdraw from contact with everyone.

I discussed my options with several people including my family doctor and made the decision to have brain surgery to remove the tumor.

On May 6, 1994 at 10am I underwent brain surgery a tumor in the right front lobe and they removed all of it.

After pathology reports came back they said it was antiplastic astrocytoma and I began chemo and radiation treatments concurrently. It turned out that the aggressive treatment plan with radiation and chemo therapy was right.

Opinions expressed within this story belong solely to the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Brain Tumor Society.

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