Mark Hojer

First post: Aug 28, 2019 Latest post: Oct 6, 2021
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Mark has had ongoing neck pain for 4-5 years. He’s been to chiropractic appointments and massages to no relief. He went to an orthopedic walk in clinic on August 1st, where they performed some exams and found that when they tested his reflexes, he tremors. This finding led to scheduling a MRI, which was performed a week later. On August 14th we met with a neurosurgeon in Sioux Falls, Mark was diagnosed with a Chordoma. A Chordoma is a tumor located at the base of the skull, at the top of the spine, next to the spinal chord. This is considered cancerous because it invades the tissue and bone. It’s a very rare cancer with only 300 cases in the US each year. Treatment for Chordoma is surgery and a specialized radiation that the closest place for this is Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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