In this world, there is no telling when a situation will come across a person that will change the way they live forever. Life can be drastically altered in the blink of an eye with no sign or warning. My uncle can be used as a testament to this very fact. Rick Snyder, my uncle, was diagnosed with a brain tumor a year after I was born. This 32-year-old father, son, and relative, received information that would change the way he lived for the remainder of his life. At the time, I was so young and did not quite understand the facts of the situation. I was never educated on brain tumors and what they mean for the health of a person. I turned to research to develop an understanding on how such a tragic thing could happen to a loved one. A main …show more content…
This was not easy for his children, wife, and the rest of the family to experience but for his needs, we needed to be strong, caring, loving, and supportive. Universally, treatment for brain tumors is a combination of different medications as well as radiation therapy (Kabitha et al. 1169). With being so weak, his need for transportation to treatment increased as well. It was not easy for his wife because they also had 4 children. As a result of this, different family members, including my mother, would help get him where he needed to be. It also needs to be remembered that my uncle still had a life to live. From the article, “Supporting Adults With A Brain Tumor”, written by Polly Newton, it states, “a clinical nurse specialist will work with everyone involved to ensure a person living with a brain tumor has the best supportive care at home” (Newton 24). This was what our family attempted to provide as much as possible. My uncle still needed love from the people around him. We attempted to care and provide as much normalcy as humanly possible. This was also meant for his wife and children as well because it had impacted their lives in a negative
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The brain is made up of millions upon millions of cells. These cells are formed from before birth, up until about 7 years old. Once these brain cells stop dividing, they are never meant to divide again. You can see that the division of brain cells is under strict regulation and control. When this control is lost in a single cell, then it starts dividing in an uncontrolled manner. All of the data obtained through research on cancer shows that this disease is caused by a rapidly dividing cell, with no regulators to stop it from dividing. As the cell makes more and more copies of itself, it grows to form a tumor. This is known as cancer.
I got my research topic idea from my uncle having Ependymoma. I only knew a few things from hearing doctors, surgeons, and my parents talk about it. I did a lot of research to find out all the information I did. While writing this paper my mom also reminded me that my second cousin had this type of brain cancer since he was two years old. I didn’t mention him in my paper because I don’t have as much of a connection to him as I do my uncle. His name was Ryan and he recently passed away of age 8 on Monday.
Mai is a 66-year-old female diagnosed with IV NSCLC (with multiple large brain metastases) EGFR exon 19 deletion (C34.90). Mai experienced headaches, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. A very recent CT scan revealed multiple brain metastases, which are large, and throughout the cerebral hemisphere including both of the cerebellums. Mai is being treated with radiation, decradron and high-dose steroids, but still experienced disease progression. The denial states that Mai must try to fail Tarceva, Iressa and Gilotrif, however due to the highly acute, tumor burden brain metastases, with Tagrisso as a front-lien treatment it will actively fight against exon 19 deletion and more importantly, good CNS activity. Given these results of Tagrisso,
A brain tumor is a mass or development of irregular cells in your cerebrum or near your mind. There are different types of brain tumor exist which even are health hazardous. Essential brain tumors rise up out of the different cells that make up the cerebrum and focal sensory system and are named for the sort of cell in which they first shape. Gliomas and astrocytic tumors are the most common types of adult brain
Six years and then four months. First ALS then Glioblastoma. Rewind. A lot is missing. My story has partially been told already in this portfolio called "A Love Diagnoses." Continue. Since the time of the essay I have passed. October 17, 2016. You see, the time before I passed, I was in and out of hospitals. So much had gone wrong and doctors could not even pinpoint a cause or a solution. A hypothesis, the multiple drugs I had been on were causing my organs to fail and liquid to build up in my abdomen. These drugs, however, were showing progress of shrinking the tumor in my head. But they had to take me off the drugs because my body could not take it. Miserable. So miserable. My kids would visit me. While they were in the hospital room doctors
Brain tumors grow from abnormal cells which can be cancerous or noncancerous. Symptoms of brain tumors are headaches, muscular weakness like difficulty walking, whole body balance disorder, gastrointestinal (nausea or vomiting), sensory disorder like pins and needles, cognitive or mental confusion, speech (impaired voice), and very common blurred vision. There are various treatments for brain tumors. One includes chemotherapy which kills cells growing or multiplying too quickly. Surgery like craniotomy, this is brain surgery where a piece of bone is removed from the skull. And radiation therapy that uses X-rays to kill abnormal cells. Cancer cells can break off from the tumor into the bloodstream where they can go anywhere in the body. Noncancerous and cancerous brain tumors occur in about 12 in 100,000 people a year.
The genetic disorder I chose for this project is Neuroblastoma, which is responsible for 50% of all tumors in babies, and is most common in children, but very rare in adults. I chose neuroblastoma for my project because my twin brother, Luke, was diagnosed with it. This inspired me to learn more about neuroblastoma, and this is what I have learned so far.
I will be focusing my paper on brain cancer, brain cancer is an kind of cancer that affects the human body in different ways. This condition includes an tumors in the brain, this can be malignant or benign, and can happened in childrens and in adults. Brain cancer may be cancerous, that are known to be malignant tumors or they may not be non cancerous, known as benign Tumors. What drew me in this topic, because my father was diagnosed with this disease a year ago and recently passed away on Christmas day, He was given among a year to to live and what diagnosed on the same day as his death. What I found interesting about his diagnosed that I found it odd, at first he was diagnosed with brain disease, but about a month later it endup up that
There are times a person may not have any symptoms but people that do have issues with the symptoms experience headaches, vision issues, seizures, changes with their personality, short-term memory loss, and also difficulty speaking or comprehending.
A brain tumor is an irregular growth of tissue in the brain or central spine that can disturb proper brain function. There are two types of brain tumors that can either be considered malignant (cancerous), or benign (noncancerous). Doctors denote a tumor according to where in the body the tumor originated. Tumors that are designated as benign are noncancerous because they are the least aggressive type. They begin from cells surrounding the brain, however, they are not comprised of cancerous cells. A malignant tumor is the most life-threatening tumor, as the cancer cells do not have clear borders; thus, they grow rapidly without a clear sign of where it is in proximity to the brain tissue. Furthermore, the other well-known brain tumors are primary
Brain tumours (BT) is common in childhood, which is approximately 3.3 per 100,000 per year (Butler, 2005). As technology develops and medical advances, paediatric cancer survivor were able to live longer than five years. However, there are late effects that can cause the ability to learn like normal kids. Stephanie Satariano had research the late effects of brain tumours that pediatric cancer survivors have experience growing up and difficulties. These difficulties effects the survivor socially, emotionally, psychically and also impact his or her ability to develops, learns, and wellbeing.
Additionally, I also visited the Melbourne Brain Centre where I observed the research performed on brains of both fetuses and adults and one of the studies that stood out was treating brain cancer with rabbit virus. I found it fascinating that rabbit virus can be a double edge sword by causing Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD) and can be used against brain tumor cells. When the program concluded, I realized not only had I created long lasting friendships, but I now had a much greater understanding of neuroanatomy.
I was born May 14th, 1993. However, my story really began on April 3rd 2011. On this day, late in the afternoon I was told I had Brain Cancer. After years and years of fighting senseless medical problems an audiologist located the source of it all; a strawberry sized tumor located at the base of my spinal cord, attached to the balance/coordination part of my brain. As a small child, I had rampant nosebleeds that would often cause me to pass out. At thirteen my eyes stopped being able to focus and the doctors all told my parents I must be lying, that my vision was perfect. At fourteen I started to lose my hand eye coordination, and a Carpal Tunnel surgery was performed. Even though I was never officially diagnosed
Brain tumor is one of the most complex diseases that needs a lot of care at every stage of its treatment. This complexity is one of the main reasons behind the side effects caused after the treatment. Therefore an important care is required to provide relief to the patients from the symptoms as well as its side effects. This stage is referred as the palliative or supportive care. In this a proper support system is offered to suit their physical, emotional, as well as the social needs.
When I was 17 years old, my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Without a doubt it was an event which marked my life and helped me mature in many aspects. I witnessed how my father began to lose his cognitive functions like his ability to focus, changes in his personality, behavior and emotions. This was the first time that I felt interested in learning how the brain process the information and motivated to learn more regarding this disease in order to help him. After my father passed away, my mother fell into a depression so I began to search for ways to improve her emotional state by reading books and magazines on the subject.