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Tanya C.

Merced, California
I'm 38, married 20 years with 2 kids ages 16 and 20. I'm a cellular and molecular biologist and work in a research lab. Our hobbies include hiking, camping, boating, scuba diving, and snow skiing. My daughter and I have decided to start training for a 10k run to get in shape. I've been fighting some health issues (a pituitary tumor in the center of my brain that causes obesity), so not...

Kim F. Patient Expert

North East, Pennsylvania
Somewhere around November 18th or 19th of 2007, I started feeling what I thought were Carpal Tunnel symptoms in my right hand. The symptoms included: tingling of my fingers, numbness, and I was having trouble typing. I went out and bought wrist guards, and things designed to help CT patients. The symptoms continued for about two weeks and I promised I?d visit the doctor after Thanksgiving....

babiepiggy16

California
I am a 41 year old female. I have had plenty of surgeries. 4 knee surgeries, 1 on foot, 4 female with a complete hysterectomy. I have had 2 pituitary tumors removed, one a year ago. I am now on medication for a non functioning pituitary. Thyroid, blood pressure, DDAVP for Diabetes insipidus. HGH injections everyday. And also hydrocortizone for my cortisol.

Christina B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

earth, Washington
I am just this woman with six kids, a big dog and a great husband. I stay home and am going to school next year...crazy? I also happen to be a brain tumor survivor, I have MS and have had a "female" issues.

Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a 35 year old mother and wife living with cancer. My two oldest children and I were diagnosed six years ago with MEN2a and Medullary Thyroid Cancer. At the time I was also diagnosed with Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer and Pheochromocytomas (adrenal tumors). Everything since then has been one very loopy rollercoaster ride.

Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

San Diego, California
Hi. I am Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I have appeared on radio and television many times advocating for dogs. After my dog Jiggy was diagnosed with life-threatening immune-mediated hepatitis, I began what is now almost five years of research and interviews with dozens of our most innovative veterinarians and other experts. I am not a...
Communities: General Medicine

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California
I have known about my meningioma for about 3 years...I am the one who asked my osteopath...who is the one doctor I trust, and is the one who usually takes care of my headaches, until they get beyond him and he kicks me back out into the cold cruel world of "neurologists" and the idiots that reign therein.  Meds, especially pain meds, and I don't get along...which is funny,...

LadyVroom

Oakland, California
I'm a 30-something professional woman who's mother & brother were both diagnosed with Grade 3Astrocytoma tumors within about a week of each other. My mother's tumor is in her brain, and my brother's tumor is in his spinal cord, causing him to lose feeling in his arms & legs. These writings are about my experiences dealing with them, coping, loving them, loving myself, and living my...
Communities: Skiing, Hockey, Yoga , ...

Ashley's Mom Patient Expert

California
Ashley's Mom (Deborah), once a police officer, is now a computer professional who balances her work life and her very busy home life as the single parent of four unique children. Deborah's  birth son, Chip, is 18 years old and will be going off to college in the Fall of 2009. When Chip was 5 years old, Deborah adopted her daughter, Ashley. Ashley, now 14years old, was born 14 weeks...

Kathy S. Patient Expert

Ashland, Virginia
My name is Kathy and I live in Virginia. I have an organization, Brown Bag For A Cure. We are committed to raising awareness and raising money for research into the cause and cure of pediatric brain tumors. http://brownbagforacure.org
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