Sunday, December 29, 2013

Beat brain cancer and gave birth to a healthy baby girl

Beat brain cancer and gave birth to a healthy baby girl

When she was 26 years old, Heather most notorious was diagnosed with not one but two brain tumors. Then the doctors gave her six months to live, because it was one of the most malignant tumors. Today, six years later, the doctors do not know how to explain how it is that the brain was left not a single trace of the disease.

Heather has worked as a nurse at the reception desk in the doctor's office 2005th when she was told she had cancer, having previously while driving had vision problems. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a tumor in the early stages of nerve pressure for visual reception, and soon he was subjected to surgery and chemotherapy.

However, after less than a year, doctors discovered a glioblastoma in the fourth stage - far more aggressive tumor (of whom 2009. died senator Edward Kennedy). Heather has agreed to an operation in which part of the growths removed, because if you remove whole, there would be a possibility to remain paralyzed. After surgery followed by intensive radiotherapy.

Dr. Robert Specler, director of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, which is operated Heder says that in his 35-year career has seen that someone recovered after 4 stage glioblastoma.
- I dare to say that there is a cure, but there is no evidence of tumor. The fact that he survived is amazing.

While being treated, Heather met Joe Nice, and married him. Luckily for her, despite the radiation, one of her eggs remained healthy and whole, which is used for artificial insemination, with the help of a surrogate mother who gave birth to baby girl Zoe.
- It happened so many miracles. One after the other, according to my dad, it is certain that protects me many angels - says Heather.

Killing of glioblastoma patients below 40 and than any other cancer types
In contrast to other species, which are commonly develop in elderly patients, GBM occurs predominantly in young patients and kills them more than 40 years younger than any other tumor.
Common Symptoms include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and the most prevalent progressive memory loss and neurological problems since the tumor is located near the temporal and frontal lobes.
average patient lives for 14 months after diagnosis. Treatment of glioblastoma cells is extremely difficult because the tumor cells are resistant to conventional therapies.

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