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I can give hope where there is none, I am a 14 year malignant grade 3 astrosytoma survivor. First diagnosed malignant and inoperable...I am sick and tired of reading there is no hope for a grade 3 or 4 brain tumor! I am literally LIVING PROOF there is HOPE!!!!

Experience in the area

My experience is that I went through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation. I am still here and I have a few things to say. I also had a beautiful baby girl after all was said and done. She is now a full of life 10 year old who really keeps me and her dad going!!


none at this time, just a mom and house wife, doing my job! Anyone I see with a visible scar that says to me they too have been in this situation I talk to to make sure they are doing okay and are living life to their full potential. Don't ever let anyone get you down!!! We control us and our feelings!


My educational credentials are as follows: I have been there and walked the walked, I lost hair (that wasn't supposed to grow back, but it did), I was sick with the chemotherapy, and the best thing of all was I had another baby, she is my shinning glory my gift from God and i think these are very good credentials....

Past/Present Clients

Anyone I see with a C cut on their head, or other cancer victims, who need to hear my story to know that anything is possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU are all my clients!!!

What do you like about this subject?

What I like about this subect is that it needs to be talked about and more awareness is needed for better response time by our medical system, and with that more survivors!!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

All I hope to achieve is that people are less afraid to go to a doctor, the sooner you get a diagnosis the better off you are!! Maryann CArrigan

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Recent Answers from maryann carrigan

2015-11-28 Mass found in 12 year old daughters brain:

First I want to apolgize for taking so long to get back to you!  My best opinion is wait on your Doctor, if there was anything that needed immediated attention I am sure you would have had a call, Holiday

2015-06-22 Anasplastic astrocytoma - inoperable thalamic tumour:

         Maibritt,          I am happy to answer your very clear question to the best of my ability. As you read in my story I too was malignant and inoperable.  At this time I was

2015-05-04 Grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme:

I don't see how being at high altitudes would be a cause.... when I was diagnosed I was told basically it was "luck" of the draw. Unless the tumour is a metastasis, they really cannot give a reason. Not

2015-03-17 i am scared:

Helen my expertise is Brain Tumours, as I had one and survived it. Are you on medications for anything? I lost my equilibrium from going toxic on one of my seizure meds(dilantin)once, but that was a few

2015-03-07 astrocytoma grade 2:

I cannot answer your question, I do not know if it will come back 100%, everyone is so different.  Are you in any kind of physio? If so keep it up, 80% is pretty dang good. I was very fortunate and had


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