Brain Tumors Patient Stories
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Surgery for a Brain Tumor: Julia's Story
While Julia’s diagnosis of a brain tumor was a shock to her family, the location and type of tumor meant surgery at CHOP was the only treatment she needed.
Proton Therapy for Relapsed Craniopharyngioma: Elena's Story
When her benign brain tumor came back, Elena and her family traveled from Ohio to CHOP for 39 rounds of proton therapy.
Hepatoblastoma and Medulloblastoma: Justin’s story
Justin, 8, is a happy kid who loves video games and his scooter. He has survived cancer twice.
Honoring Kayla’s Legacy
Kayla’s parents founded a nonprofit and have raised more than $1 million for pediatric brain tumor research at CHOP.
Yoga for Cancer Coping: Quinn’s Story
Yoga classes offered by the Integrative Health Program at CHOP helped Quinn and her family cope with her cancer diagnosis.
Hypothalamic/Optic Pathway Glioma NF1: Abby’s Story
When Abby was a toddler, she was diagnosed with a disorder that causes tumors and has been receiving treatments at CHOP. Abby is a Patient Ambassador for the 2016 Parkway Run & Walk. Read about her amazing efforts to help other kids undergoing chemotherapy.
Intracranial Germinoma: Aaron’s Story
In 2015, 17-year-old Aaron was diagnosed with two brain tumors. Despite a cancer diagnosis, he managed to stay on track at school and receive his diploma in June.
Brain Tumor: Liam's Story
It all started when he fell off a trampoline at a friend’s birthday party. Concerns about a possible concussion soon gave way to more shocking news: Liam had a brain tumor.
Astrocytoma: Grayson's Story
Grayson has an astrocytoma on his brain stem. It is the type of tumor that can become almost a chronic disease — it may never disappear, but the goal of treatment is to keep it stabilized.
Ewing Sarcoma in the Brain: Jake's Story
When a CT scan showed a tumor in Jake’s brain, he was sent to CHOP immediately for surgery. Doctors diagnosed the mass as Ewing sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor.