The idea of chemotherapy terrified Pushpa Damle. She was scared of the side effects. She was scared of feeling weak. She was scared she couldn’t do it.
Pushpa had already undergone a successful lung cancer surgery, but doctors at MD Anderson in Sugar Land told her that chemotherapy could ensure that her non-small cell lung cancer didn’t return.
“I asked myself, ‘Do you want to give life a shot?’” she says.
As Barb White has learned, life’s other challenges don’t stop when you’re diagnosed with cancer.
In February 2014, Barb -- then age...
If Mary Lynn Moser could use one phrase to describe her Gamma Knife® surgery, it would be, “It looked a lot worse than it was.”
Like many other patients, the lung cancer and breast cancer survivor was intimidated by the “halo” that she’d need to wear during the procedure. But in the end, she found the Gamma Knife surgery simple, which was a relief.
The benefits of Gamma Knife surgery
Neurosurgeon Jeffery S. Weinberg...