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Around Easter weekend Lee began exhibiting strange behaviors: Memory loss, repetition, and the inability to recall the names of objects and people. His family attributed these instances to extreme stress due to the loss of his brother.
The weekend of April 16th his speech and motor function declined rapidly and significantly. Sunday afternoon, Apr 17, he was admitted to Lake Area medical in Lake Charles. A CT was performed and a mass was found in the left lobe of the brain near the speech center.
He was transfered to Lake Charles Memorial where a biopsy was done to determine the nature of the mass. The initial diagnosis is a level 4 Primary Brain Tumor.
He is currently at MD Anderson in Houston for a second opinion. If the original diagnosis is confirmed, treatment will probably be radiation and chemotherapy, unless another alternative is offered through MDA that he and his family feel will be more beneficial. If MDA's diagnosis is different, other unknown treatment options may be available.