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Lessons from a brain tumor diagnosis

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jeff writes, "I received my diagnosis late on Friday afternoon of what would be a very long weekend. I had really hoped to avoid brain surgery in my life." Read the rest

Today in body horror

Medical horror often presents visions of body horror: awful things with, in, and to our flesh. Today's example concerns a poor woman who suffered badly from a brain tumor. But it wasn't actually a tumor: [surgeon] Shahinian made a tiny...

Woman’s brain tumor turns out to be embryonic twin

Tumors are generally a pretty bad thing, and brain tumors doubly so. 26-year-old Indiana resident Yamini Karanam was understandably concerned when a tumor was detected in her brain, but what doctors found upon […]

Father dying of brain tumor gets wish to do father-daughter dance

2 days agoNews : Trending Now

Charlie Kwentus knows that he won’t be around to dance with his two daughters at their weddings, but a local nonprofit is helping to grant this man his dying wish.

Some Brain Cancers Grow When Patients Think

Thoughts can be deadly. So posits new research published this week in the journal Cell investigating the link between brain activity and tumor growth. Specifically, researchers at Stanford found that activity in the cerebral cortex promoted the growth of high-grade gliomas; they account for four out of every five malignant...

Surgeons remove rare ‘evil twin’ brain tumor plaguing Indiana woman her entire life

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Yamini Karanam was both shocked and relieved to find that the root of her failing cognitive abilities was not a life-threatening condition, but rather the remnants of her long-lost twin. The fragments of bone, hair, and teeth were pulled from the student’s skull after being lodged in her brain...

Woman’s Massive Brain Tumor May Have Been Her Unborn Twin Sibling

In 2014, 26-year-old Yamini Karanam moved from India to Indiana to get her PhD in computer science but became bedridden by a tumor growing on her pineal gland. On her blog, she explained that she became very tired, slept for two weeks straight and even had to miss school. Karanam said, “Then came the headaches. […]

The tumor in this woman's brain turned out to be her "evil twin."

3 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

This woman was relieved when doctors discovered an embryonic twin in her brain, because that's better than a tumor. Indiana Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam, 26, started to get concerned recently when she suddenly found it harder to focus while reading and couldn't understand what other people were saying. Show More Summary

Woman's Brain Tumor Turns Out to Be Her Long-Lost Twin

Post by Adriana Velez. The next time you think you're hearing voices in your head, consider this possibility. 26-year-old Yamini Karanam was having a tumor removed from her brain when doctors discovered something surprising-- or should we say someone surprising? It wasn't just a tumor -- it was Karanam's embryonic twin hiding in her brain. Show More Summary

Doctors Preform Surgery On Woman’s Brain For Suspected Tumor: What They Find Will Blow Your Mind.

When 26-year-old Yamini Karanam went under the surgeon’s blade to have a suspected brain tumour removed, the doctors operating on her discovered something that could be classed as a medical miracle. In September of last year, Yamini began to suffer from headaches and struggle with conservation and reading. Show More Summary

Charlie Kwentus, Dying Of A Brain Tumor, Dances With His Daughters

Charlie Kwentus knows he won't be around to dance with his daughters when they get married. But since he can dance now, the 42-year-old gave his two girls, ages 9 and 13, a memory they'll never forget. Kwentus, 42, has been battlingShow More Summary

Surgeon Finds Woman's Embryonic Twin in Her Brain

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A brain surgeon was operating on a 26-year-old woman to remove what he thought was a brain tumor when he found an extremely rare circumstance: an embryonic twin, or "teratoma," lodged in her brain. The teratoma, complete with hair, teeth and bone, was the mysterious ailment causing Yamini Karanam trouble with reading- and general comprehension. Show More Summary

Surgeons Discover Woman's Embryonic Twin Lodged Deep Inside Her Brain

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During a surgery to remove an apparent brain tumor in a 26-year-old woman, doctors in Los Angeles were shocked to discover an embryonic twin instead. Read more...

New tactic targets brain tumors

Patients who are obese, diabetic or both have the highest incidence of brain tumors, and they offer a clue that insulin is a factor for some glioblastoma patients. But a new study suggests drugs tested on such tumors targeted the wrong molecules.

U.S. Agency Admits Marijuana May Help Malignant Brain Tumors

Glioma tumors are devastating, so it's encouraging that at least one government agency is acknowledging reality, Via VICE News: Researchers have been studying the medical benefits of marijuana for years, but this month marks the first...Show More Summary

“Detox Specialist” Says You Must Eat Fruits and Veggies or You Camera Will Cause Brain Tumors

“Warning for photographers!!”, a video about the radiation output of digital cameras and its potential damages, was posted by an Ontario-based vegan. Its creator, known as Vegetable Police, claims he’s a certified detoxification specialist and that using your camera could be the reason behind poor eyesight, loss of hair, trouble smelling and many other health [...]Show More Summary

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