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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 no history of brain cancer in our family.

So, when my son, Eric, was diagnosed with pineal germinoma — a type of childhood germ cell tumor — in his brain in August 2021, I was stunned. He was only 24 at the time and had just started his dream job as the new percussion director at a Houston-area...

Germinoma tumor survivor Eric Roberson Jr. with his parents, Eric Sr. and Paulette Roberson

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...

BY Lauren Rose

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

Here, neuro-oncologist Ashley Aaroe, M.D., explains the distinctions between glioma and glioblastoma – and shares insights on their diagnoses and treatments.

Glioblastoma is a type of glioma

A glioma is one of the most common categories of primary brain tumor. Glioblastoma is a type of glioma.

Infographic of medical workers around an illustration of a brain

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...

BY Lauren Rose

Ever since high school, Ethan Damron has wanted to be a radiation oncologist. In July 2019, he and his wife, Kendra, moved to Houston so Ethan...