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About Amy’s Brain Cancer

Amy fought Cancer for 29 and a half months. She passed on Saturday November 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

About Brain Cancer

Amy fought a deadly form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. Tumors affect the star-shaped cells that make up the “glue” or supportive tissue of the brain.

These tumors reproduce quickly because they are nourished by an ample blood supply. Because these tumors come from normal brain cells, it is easy for them to invade and live within normal brain tissue.

 

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HEALTHY STAR-SHAPED BRAIN CELLS CANCEROUS STAR-SHAPED CELL

 

Symptoms

Amy’s Cancer affected her every-day function, from slowness of processing information to elusive memory, poor coordination and sometimes speech difficulties. Her vision was greatly decreased. Other symptoms included headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness and drowsiness.

 

Treatment

Amy first underwent surgery to relieve pressure on her brain and safely remove as many tumors as possible amalgamated into one giant tumor. Because affected cells have finger-like tentacles, they are very difficult to completely remove. This was particularly difficult because they are growing near the parts of the brain that control important functions such as language and coordination.

Then Amy endured radiation and chemotherapy to slow the growth of tumors that could not be removed with surgery.

 

CLICK HERE to read more about this type of Cancer.

 

Donations

You can help pay for Amy’s funerals and memorial by offering your financial support. We created a donation account via PayPal. Please click HERE to go to the DONATION PAGE.

 

Many thanks to all
for your generous contributions