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Aaron Meyers

First post: 4/12/2017 Latest post: 6/26/2017
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On Tuesday, March 28th, Aaron went in for a MRI as he had experienced a weird tingling sensation on the left side of his face and down his left arm to his fingers.  He also had been getting several intense headaches with nausea, which we thought were migraines.  The MRI showed he has a 2 1/2 inch by 1 inch brain tumor on the right temporal lobe of his brain.  Dave, Aaron, Zach and I met with the Surgeon on Friday, March 31st.  The Surgeon said the tumor has been there for sometime and seems to be slow growing.  Also the weird tingling sensation on his left side was a mild seizure.

On Thursday, April 13th, Aaron had his surgery to remove the tumor and this was the diagnosis:

1)  The name of the tumor:   Anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, WHO grade 3. The short name for this high grade cancerous tumor is PXA.  This is a very rare type of cancerous brain tumor, which has a high rate of coming come back.

2)  BRAF V600E Molecular testing  - POSITIVE.  We are learning more about what this means.

Aaron is currently having proton beam radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN..  

Please keep Aaron in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for visiting.

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