Symptoms & Diagnosis
Hi, my name is Diana Carolina. I’m a brain cancer survivor, and I want to tell you about my experience. The first symptom I noticed was a big lump on my head. Shortly after that, I started having severe headaches. After seeing doctors and going through some tests, they diagnosed me with glioblastoma multiforme tumor—the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer. I underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy as part of the treatment process. The doctors said that if it weren’t for their quick diagnosis and treatment plan, my prognosis would have been grim. But now? Now I’m fully recovered! If you’re worried about a lump or other symptoms like headache or dizziness that could indicate cancer in your brain or spine, don’t wait—call your doctor right away so they can help get you feeling better fast!
My tumor was very big and had grown into my brainstem and optic nerves. My doctors told me that they could not remove the entire tumor because they were afraid of damaging my brainstem or my optic nerves. They said they would just remove as much as possible of the tumor but would be unable to remove it completely because these parts were too important for me to survive without them.
So, we started radiation therapy immediately after diagnosis and then started chemotherapy about four weeks later when radiation therapy ended. After about one year into treatment, I started feeling better and stronger than before! It was such an amazing feeling knowing that my body was healing itself after all these years of being sick from chemotherapy drugs!
The symptoms of brain cancer include: Lump or swelling in the head or neck area. Feeling sick or vomiting. Seizures or sudden personality changes. Nausea or vomiting for no known reason. The treatment was hard, but it made me stronger than ever before. Now I feel like a new person!
Side Effects & Challenges
I’ve been a brain cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed, I started having side effects before the treatment, and during various therapies I underwent through. It was a very challenging experience, but everything worked fine for me and it was all worth it! After my diagnosis, my doctor recommended that I undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy. “What” is the first thing that came to my mind. How can this be possible? I don’t want to go through such an awful experience! However, to save my life, I then realized that it is something that has to be done. So, after making this important decision, I decided to start with the treatment right away.
During the first month of treatments, things weren’t going as expected. My body couldn’t handle all those chemicals at once so they had an adverse effect on me and caused many side effects like hair loss or weight gain. However, after three months of treatments everything went back normally again, but not without some difficulties along the way. Nowadays everything seems perfect for me! This experience taught me how important family members and friends are when we’re going through difficult times in life – they are always there for us no matter what happens!
But despite everything that happened during those years of treatment (and during the time since), everything has worked out fine for me so far—and it was all worth it!
Support System & Caregiver
When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, it was tough. It was tough for my family and friends too. It was hard for them to see me go through such a difficult time in my life. But they were always there for me no matter what happened! My friends and family helped me get through this difficult time in my life by being there for me every step of the way. They took care of me while I was in the hospital and helped me get back on my feet again when I got out. They made sure that I didn’t have to do anything alone during this difficult time in my life.
They were always there when I needed them most – even if it meant just sitting down and having a cup of coffee together so we could talk about what was going on with each other’s lives at that point in time or just listening to what each other had been up to lately without saying anything at all (which is often easier than trying to find some words that might help us both feel better about ourselves). It doesn’t matter how big or small these things might seem – just knowing someone cares about you enough not only to listen but also give advice when needed means so much more than words alone ever could!
Post Cancer & Future Goal
Cancer has taught me to be myself. I just want to pursue my habits. I am also a good person. I am a positive person and always try to look for the best in every situation. I want everyone around me to feel happy and safe. I have a big heart and always put other people first before myself. I am a very energetic person who has many hobbies including playing video games, watching movies, reading books and playing sports (especially basketball).
Now my future goals are: first, I will take care of myself; second, I want to learn more about the world; third, I will make sure that everyone has a happy life. I’m grateful for the support of my family and friends during this time, and I’m looking forward to getting back into the habit of pursuing my favorite activities. In fact, I’m ready to get back out there and enjoy life! I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for life, and I’d love the chance to share these qualities with someone who shares them as well. Cancer has taught me that life is short and should not be wasted on things that don’t matter. It is important for us to focus on our goals and work hard every day so we can achieve them!
Some Lessons That I Learned
As a brain cancer survivor, the only thing that I have learned is to have a full belief in myself. I knew it was all hard, but it didn’t last long. From treatments to therapies, I stayed strong. So, that’s the key that made me get-going on this journey.
I think every person has their own way of coping with stress and challenges. For me, watching TV is one of my favorite pastimes. It helps me relax after a long day at work or school; it helps me forget about my worries and problems by just focusing on what’s happening in front of me. It also makes me laugh when I see something funny on TV; I sometimes watch comedy shows like “Two Broke Girls” or “Friends” which makes me feel better after watching them because they’re very entertaining!
Being able to cope with stress will make you stronger and more resilient against life’s challenges—whether they’re personal or professional—and allow you to take them in stride without letting them get you down too much.
I wanted to share a few things with you that helped me stay strong during my brain cancer treatment. The first thing is, I made sure to stay active. I would go for walks and talk with friends, and I even started running again! This helped me feel like myself and kept my mind off of what was going on. The second thing is, I focused on the good things in my life right now. My family means everything to me, so when they were around, we talked about how much we love each other and how grateful we are for each other’s support through this difficult time. The third thing is that I tried to take care of myself physically as much as possible (with doctor’s approval). Eating well and getting enough sleep helped me feel better—and also gave me more energy to do the things that mattered most in life right now! I hope these things can help you too! You’re not alone in this fight; so many people are rooting for you every day!
The doctors say that my body is responding well to the treatment plan they’ve set up for me. But it’s not just medical treatment that helped me get here: it’s also been about being active and positive in my everyday life. So please know that if you’re in the midst of treatment and feeling down, there are things you can do to help yourself feel better—and stay strong throughout your journey!