Brain tumor patients at Duke Cancer Institute tell their stories.
Lynda Petty, wife of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, was diagnosed with lymphoma and received treatment at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Watch her story.
It has been only six months since my brain tumor was discovered and removed, but I feel great. I’m actually a little nervous that I feel so great. I think, “Should anyone be this happy after having part of his brain removed?”
My mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1991, but thankfully that tumor was benign, and was removed with surgery. In 2005, she was diagnosed with another brain tumor. At the age of 75, I was reluctant to let them operate on her brain again.
I was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme grade IV, malignant brain tumor in February of 2005. I had my first appointment at Duke in March 2005, and that's when I met my hero, Dr. James Vredenburgh.