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5/24/2017 Latest post:
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As many of you know, Bobby was diagnosed in 1987 with leukemia, with a CNS relapse and a testicular relapse. In 1993, he was offered a new lease on life with the gift of a successful bone marrow transplant. Between the time he was diagnosed and the time he underwent transplant, a great deal of radiation and chemotherapies were administered. Unfortunately, one of the risks associated with radiation was the potential for a tumor in the future. We believe that this tumor is a meningioma: a benign tumor, which occurred as a direct result of the cranial radiation 27 years ago.
After a few months of low-lying symptoms that we could not attribute to other health issues, Bobby requested a scan of his brain from his PCP. On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Bobby went in for a CT scan, followed by an appointment with his PCP, followed by an MRI. These images confirmed that Bobby has a "large" mass on the right side of his head, which, the doctors believe is a meningioma. Due to the size of this tumor and the edema surrounding it, Bobby will be undergoing surgery for removal in the very near future.