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Neuro Oncology Clinic Uses Team Approach to Treat Brain Tumors

Wendy Rigby (KENS 5)

 |  Friday Sep 18, 2009 | Share This Item

San Antonio is benefiting from a new clinic at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. It features a group of doctors devoted to treating patients with brain tumors.

Anita Stadnik, 53, of Austin was working as a Continental flight attendant a year ago, when she suffered a seizure on the job. She was rushed to a hospital where a scan revealed an unexpected and terrifying diagnosis.

“They did an MRI immediately and said a had a brain tumor,” Stadnik recalled. “I was in shock. Totally blindsided. I thought ‘this is a mistake.’”

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By A Nose: S.A. Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors In A Surprising Way
 |  Wednesday Sep 30, 2009 | Share This Item

Click Image For KENS5.com Story & VideoNeurosurgeons are constantly looking for new ways to remove delicate brain tumors. The latest technology allows some of those growths to be removed through the nose.

Louis Leal of Poteet suffers from a benign (non-cancerous) pituitary tumor. It’s deep inside his head, threatening his vision and ruining his overall health.

“I mean, I’m just so fatigued,” Leal explained. “You get very moody.”

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