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Psychotic Teenager Misdiagnosed as Bipolar Had a Curable Autoimmune Disease
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When Tessa Gallo turned from a healthy teenager into a psychotic wreck with catatonic symptoms overnight, doctors first said she was over-anxious, and then decided she had bipolar disorder. She was…

Pacific Cove's insight:

If she had been treated with antibiotics immediately, the psychiatric symptoms would likely have been suppressed. Instead, for all those months she had been treated with psychiatric drugs that had no effect.  #Bipolar #Autoimmune


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A New Chance to Delay Huntington’s Disease
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Massachusetts General Hospital researchers might have discovered a way to delay the onset of Huntington’s disease–and a way for clinical trials to respect patients’ right not to know whether they’ll develop the devastating genetic disorder.

Pacific Cove's insight:

Throughout much of her teen years, Kristen Powers watched a neurodegenerative illness called Huntington’s disease (HD) gradually destroy her mother’s life. Declining motor skills meant her mother fell more often, bruising her skin and scraping her knees. #HuntingtonsDisease


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Mother-of-two stricken with brain cancer was given six months to live - but … - Daily Mail
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Daily Mail
Mother-of-two stricken with brain cancer was given six months to live - but …

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - Rose Bingham was given just six months to live after being diagnosed with cancer - but four years later she’s still going strong after her nine tumours disappeared. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM


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Dom Cooks: Wash. High School Student Given Two Weeks To Live Dies - News One
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Dom Cooks: Wash. High School Student Given Two Weeks To Live Dies News One Dom Cooks, an 18-year-old graduate of Decatur High School in Seattle, Washington, has died from brain cancer after being told he had two weeks to live in…

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - Because of the location of the tumor, doctors could not operate on it. Intense chemotherapy and radiation seemed to have killed the tumor, but it grew back in October of last year. At that time, doctors gave the hopeful student-athlete three to six month to live. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM


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4-year-old’s death from brain cancer won’t stop fight in her name
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Though 4-year-old Maiyanna Clemons-McCarthy lost her battle with a rare brain cancer on Wednesday, she will continue to be a part of efforts to find …

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - She believes earlier detection and treatment would have made a big difference in Maiyanna’s fight.

Once the tumor begins to grow, even with treatment, the disease is typically fatal within one to four months.  During her short life, Maiyanna made a big impact on family, friends and those who support Maiy’s Miracle. #DIPG #BrainTumor #BrainCancer #BTSM 


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Battling for Bailey: Family, community support Benton City 4-year-old with brain cancer
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BENTON CITY — The little girl with curly brown hair, glasses and a floral dress walked with the help of her mother to several tables as her fellow preschoolers swarmed around her.

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - Doctors recently found more than 20 new tumors spread throughout her body, prompting a new round of chemotherapy. Her parents, Lindsey Parr and Eddie Castillo, said the treatment has shrunk the tumors slightly. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 


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Former reporter moves forward despite epilepsy, brain tumor - ABC7Chicago.com
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Former reporter moves forward despite epilepsy, brain tumor
ABC7Chicago.com
April 19, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Oak Park native Sarah Carlson was a rising star news anchor and reporter, but her career was sidetracked due to epilepsy and a brain tumor.

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - At that time, Carlson was unaware that she was suffering from a brain tumor in addition to epilepsy.

"They didn’t find the tumor for, gosh, almost two years," she said.

She decided to leave the news business after the finding. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM


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Fundraiser planned for family of Taunton native who died of brain cancer - Taunton Daily Gazette
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Fundraiser planned for family of Taunton native who died of brain cancer Taunton Daily Gazette TAUNTON — The family of a 43-year-old woman who died Friday night of brain cancer is planning to hold a fundraiser to help defray the cost of funeral…

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - Doctors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Brandao said, discontinued chemotherapy treatments in March once they concluded “there was nothing more they can do.”

Bernadette Pimental died at her mother’s house in Rhode Island “surrounded by her loved ones,” Brandao said. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 


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Marine family battles toddler’s brain cancer, and father’s tumor - WCTI12.com
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Marine family battles toddler’s brain cancer, and father’s tumor
WCTI12.com  The family learned that the boy had a tumor on the right side of his brain, the size of a tangerine.


Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - First, a Havelock family learned their 2-year-old son has brain cancer. Then, the toddler’s Marine father learned he has a brain tumor too. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 


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Army Couple Respond to Brain Cancer Diagnosis - Military.com
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Army Couple Respond to Brain Cancer Diagnosis
Military.com
Army Col. Lenny Kness’ whole world changed when he was diagnosed with brain cancer less than three years ago. He and his wife, Lt. Col.

Pacific Cove's insight:

#BrainTumorThursday - Even as Lenny underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments, he did not complain. And he never missed his morning physical training.  Throughout the treatments, running became his escape, he said. #BrainTumor #BrainCancer #BTSM


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