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Hello, I brought my 12 year old daughter to the ER last week after she was involved in a car accident with her father. At the ER she was diagnosed with a cervical sprain after a CT scan was done. The ER Dr also informed me that they had found a mass on her pineal gland and referred her for a MRI. I spoke with her Pediatrician the next morning and he also referred her for a MRI stat. We went that evening and had a non contrast and a contrast MRI performed. The technician who performed the MRI confirmed a mass but gave us no other information. The next morning I spoke with her pediatrician after he reviewed the MRI report,he said he was faxing the CT scan images and report as well as the MR images and report to a neurosurgeon. I called the neurosurgeons office the next day (Wed. the 25 of November) but the office was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and won't be open until Monday. I am so concerned and nervous about what this could be, do you have any ideas? Thank you so much. I also have cd's with the images if that would help.

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First I want to apolgize for taking so long to get back to you!  My best opinion is wait on your Doctor, if there was anything that needed immediated attention I am sure you would have had a call, Holiday or not. If you want to speak with me my number is 1-250-499-1284. I live in Canada I understand your fear, but from the other side as I was the one who had a diagnosis and 3 young children to worry about.. I can call you if you are unable. I have a very good phone plan. Will wait to hear back from you!


     Maryann Carrigan

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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!!!!

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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!!

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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!

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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....

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