Top Story: Cautionary tale of a devastating health diagnosis: brain tumors
Dr. Lindsey Sloan in the Department of Radiation Oncology spoke to WCCO-TV about the warning signs of brain tumors and advances in treatment. She said symptoms include seizures, cognitive changes, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Dr. Sloan also spoke about collaborative research happening at the Masonic Cancer Center to advance research and care in this area. “We’re working together to understand why these brain tumors are so aggressive and come up with novel therapies. We hope the brain tumor care we’re able to deliver today is much different than what's possible in the future.”
WCCO also featured Nekima Levy Armstrong, who announced in late 2022 that she underwent neurosurgery to remove a brain tumor. Doctors were not able to remove the entire tumor, and she continues to be monitored.
The article states that according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, brain and nervous system cancers are the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. resulting in 18,000 deaths each year.