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I was diagnosed grade 1 several years ago and have been fine except facial numbness. Suddenly I am experiencing vertigo and it is getting worse.  Is this a result of the tumor?

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HI and a very happy new years to you. The vertigo is likely a result of your tumour, there are so many different side effects all different for different people. Example for me I now have to deal with brain injury but somewhat mild, my main concern, and I live with it daily, is  short-term memory loss. You learn to live with, but for the vertigo I would suggest you go to your Doctor and talk about it.
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I can give hope where there is none, I am a 14 year malignant grade 3 astrosytoma survivor. First diagnosed malignant and inoperable...I am sick and tired of reading there is no hope for a grade 3 or 4 brain tumor! I am literally LIVING PROOF there is HOPE!!!!

Experience

My experience is that I went through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation. I am still here and I have a few things to say. I also had a beautiful baby girl after all was said and done. She is now a full of life 10 year old who really keeps me and her dad going!!

Organizations
none at this time, just a mom and house wife, doing my job! Anyone I see with a visible scar that says to me they too have been in this situation I talk to to make sure they are doing okay and are living life to their full potential. Don't ever let anyone get you down!!! We control us and our feelings!

Education/Credentials
My educational credentials are as follows: I have been there and walked the walked, I lost hair (that wasn't supposed to grow back, but it did), I was sick with the chemotherapy, and the best thing of all was I had another baby, she is my shinning glory my gift from God and i think these are very good credentials....

Past/Present Clients
Anyone I see with a C cut on their head, or other cancer victims, who need to hear my story to know that anything is possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU are all my clients!!!

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