Cancer: “I’ll Be Back”. Yep, I’ve got cancer yet again!
There are a ridiculous amount of medical terms you learn as a cancer patient. There are about 130 different types of brain tumors alone. Never mind having to learn about the areas of the brain the tumor may affect, then what part of the body that area of the brain it controls, and on and [...]
A very brief post on Surgery No. 7
In my prior post (https://braincancerbabe.com/2016/06/22/the-dreaded-word-recurrence/ ) I wrote about my suspected recurrence. Well, that was confirmed in June 2015. I say "confirmed" recurrence, although whether the lesion was indeed "cancer" can only be truly confirmed with the pathology report following surgery and removal of the lesion... but you get what I'm saying. It is strange [...]
I think it's safe to say that every single cancer patient fears that dreaded word - recurrence. We may not think about it every single moment, of every single day. However, every survivor I have spoken with over these last 2 years admits, "It's always somewhere in the back of my mind." In this awful [...]