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BY Karen Vollmering

When Ben Gadot’s brain tumor symptoms began in 2013, he was just 3 months old. The first sign was a visual change in his eyes.  

“It was as if he was always looking down,” says Cecilia Gadot, Ben’s mom. “We could see mostly just the white part of his eyes.”

ER trip reveals childhood brain tumor

When Cecilia and her husband, Raphael, took Ben to their pediatrician, they were referred to an ophthalmologist...

Pediatric brain tumor survivor Ben Gadot gives a thumbs up while standing in front of child life specialist Leon Benavides at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.

BY Paulette Roberson

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 94. My mother-in-law had it when she was in her 40s. But to my knowledge, there’s...

BY Jason Hiley

By the time my wife, Priscilla, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma, her condition was so serious that she needed...

BY Lauren Rose

If you’ve been diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), you might have questions about treatment options. While glioblastoma is an aggressive tumor, there are many advances and treatment plans that can be tailored to a patient’s specific needs.

Neuro-oncologist Vinay Puduvalli, M.D., answers common questions about glioblastoma and what’s next in patient care.

What is glioblastoma?

Glioblastoma is a highly malignant brain...

X-ray scans of glioblastoma growth

BY Lauren Rose

Glioma and glioblastoma might sound similar, but there are differences between these two types of brain tumor diagnoses.

Here, neuro-oncologist...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number...

BY Lauren Rose

Meningiomas are a primary central nervous system tumor that make up 38% of all primary intracranial tumors. They are typically benign...

BY Lauren Rose

Meet Patrick “Miracle” Mead Jr. His wife gave him the nickname “Miracle” after he made a full recovery from a brain tumor that once left the...

BY Lauren Rose

Elizabeth Somers wants everyone to know about meningiomas. This tumor of the central nervous system begins in the coverings that surround...

BY Ronda Wendler

People with a rare, inherited disorder called von Hippel-Lindau disease develop cancerous and noncancerous tumors in up to 10 different parts...