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Writer with a brain stem tumor. I don't trust people who don't swear. She/her
1 May 19
Good morning! It's May 1, and in honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, I'm going to do a thread about my brain tumor, Astro. 1/

#BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #BTAM2019
Astro is a WHO Grade 2 Diffuse Astrocytoma of the medulla and cervical spinal cord. He reaches
from about my pontomedullary junction to the mid portion of my C2 vertebra. 2/
He's oddly shaped, but measures in at just under 3 x 3 cm on MRI. (That's after he lost a little bulk in October 2017 following chemo and radiation therapies. He hasn't really changed much since then.) 3/
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