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“Locating reliable information following a brain tumor diagnosis.”

Where will you turn for information if you or a loved one receive a brain tumor diagnosis? Not only can malignant tumors metastasize to the brain from other organs, but there are more than 120 different types of primary brain tumors (tumors that originate in the brain), and locating the information you need can be pretty daunting. So whether you’re…

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Mentoring Mondays with Rick Franzo and David Owens

Did you know that organizations such as the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will match brain tumor and caregiver mentors with brain tumor patients and/or their caregivers? I recently wrote about a champion in the brain tumor community, Rick Franzo (click here to read the blog post). In addition to everything else he does, Rick has served as an ABTA…

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Connecting the dots…when lightning strikes twice in the same family.

An update on Alexis Shapiro: For those that don’t know, Alexis’ father (Ian) is my first cousin.  I still remember where I was and how I felt when I first learned that Alexis was diagnosed with a primary brain tumor.  Not only was I shocked and heartbroken, but I was also amazed by how quickly her parents jumped into action…

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