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Please note: While our archived programs have great information, they are in an area we are no longer actively maintaining. Since medical progress marches ahead, please see your own doctor and other resources for the latest medical information that’s right for you.

Archived Programs



  • While there are 22,000 new cases a year, brain tumors are rare. While vacationing in Breckenridge, Colorado Christy Butterfield started to have severe headaches and nausea.

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  • Being diagnosed with brain cancer is unnerving. The first step in your treatment is the most critical. Make it Count. Join Dr. Ganesh Rao, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Christy Butterfield, a patient diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma of the right frontal lobe, to learn about how brain tumors are rare but not to MD Anderson.

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  • Lisa Dempsey, 48, had suffered from migraines for years, but after she begin to experience dizzy spells, vision changes, nausea, and facial drooping, she headed to the ER. There, she was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. In this podcast, Lisa shares how she received state-of-the-art treatment by enrolling in a clinical trial with Dr. Marc Chamberlain at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Chamberlain, a leading researcher, explains ongoing and developing research that could provide more targeted options for treating primary brain cancer.

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