Harvey Stark | CaringBridge

Harvey Stark

First post: 6/19/2017 Latest post: 6/24/2017
Dear Friends,

Earlier this spring, Harvey noticed that he needed to take off his glasses to read. He made an appointment with his ophthalmologist who he visits fairly regularly due to a previous retina issues, but thought he just needed a new prescription. The ophthalmologist was concerned and sent Harvey to a retinal specialist who noticed his optic nerve was swollen. They ordered a MRI and about two weeks ago discovered that he had a 6-7 cm tumor on the right side of his brain and that it was likely cancerous.

Through a very good friend whose mother just happens to be one of the foremost radiation oncologists specializing in brain tumors in the country, Harvey's tumor was reviewed by a group of doctors at UC San Francisco (UCSF) at their weekly tumor board. Dr. Sneed put us in touch with a trusted neurosurgeon, Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos, and we feel incredibly thankful that he is now the doctor that will be performing the surgery.  He is extraordinary. 

Harvey is at the UCSF Medical Center (505 Parnassus St) surgery is scheduled for the morning of Monday, June 19th. It will be 6-8 hours long. Our sister Beth will be posting updates to this site as we get them from the doctor. 

While this was all definitely not part of the plan, we are grateful for all of the kindnesses that have been extended to us and thankful for all of you.

With much love, 
Harvey and Jen

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