Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May 27, 2014
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“I won’t let a brain tumor defeat me or the people I love. It’s a scary diagnosis but now I know the facts.” This is a quote from Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Brain Tumors. Currently there are more than 688,000 people living with a brain or central nervous system tumor in the United States, and this year alone an estimated 23,380 adults will be diagnosed with a primary, cancerous brain tumor according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

To help us learn more about brain tumors this Brain Tumor Awareness Month, the show is joined by Deanna Glass Macenka, Program Coordinator the Neurosurgical Oncology Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Dr. Ashley Love Sumrall, Neuro-Oncologist at the Levine Cancer Institute.