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Mar 29, 2020
On Friday April 5, 2019, Mark went to see a neurologist for what we thought were migraines. He had been having issues with migraines and related side effects since the end of January but the pain and consistency had gotten significantly worse over the last week. While in the neurologist’s office talking about a plan of action, Mark had a seizure. He was taken to Littleton Hospital where a CT scan was done and determined he had a large mass in the frontal lobe of his brain. He was admitted to the ICU and an MRI was done on April 6. The MRI showed that the mass was likely an oligodendroglioma and needed to be removed. The first surgery was done on April 9 and about half of the mass was removed. Pathology showed it is an anaplastic oligodendroglioma grade 3 and is malignant. We traveled to MD Anderson in Houston for a second opinion and to speak with experts on this type of tumor. It was determined that Mark will need a second surgery to try to get as much out as possible to give the radiation and chemotherapy a better chance of working. His next surgery is scheduled for May 22 at University of Colorado Hospital with a great surgeon recommended by MD Anderson’s neurosurgeon. After that he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment.