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Brain Tumor

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Pituitary tumor: Collaboration in Health: Healing without Borders

Nearly a decade after his surgery, Luis Morano has grown—but the barriers of distance and language are smaller than ever thanks to the collaboration between Luis’ physicians in Mexico and brain tumor specialists at Johns Hopkins, including Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.


 
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Pituitary tumor: Yanir’s story

A rare pituitary tumor threatened Yanir’s sight and life. Dr. Afredo Quinones-Hinojosa worked with a multidisciplinary team to get this father and marathon runner on the road to recovery.


 
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Meningioma brain tumor: Jill’s story

After an accident on the job, Hollywood stuntwoman Jill found out that she had a large benign convexity meningioma crowding her brain. Jill recounts why she travelled from her home in Los Angeles to Baltimore to receive treatment from Dr. Alessandro Olivi.

 

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Skull base tumor: Sofia’s story

Watch as Connecticut teenager, Sofia, and her father share how neurosurgeon, Dr. Gary Gallia treated Sofia’s thought-to-be inoperable malignant skull base tumor using a transnasal endoscopic approach.

 

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Third ventricular brain tumor: Adam's Story

In 2011, Adam was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was causing him to have obstructive hydrocephalus. Adam opted to travel from Kansas City, Mo., to Johns Hopkins and receive care from Dr. Alessandro Olivi.

 

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Brain tumor: Carlos's Story

Carlos is currently living with brain cancer. Diagnosed with a grade II astrocytoma brain tumor, Carlos is receiving his treatment and care from Dr. Henry Brem.

 

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Skull base meningioma tumor: Sharon's Story

Sharon and her physicians, neurosurgeon Dr. Quinones and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Boahene, share how they removed a skull base meningioma tumor through her eyelid – a new, minimally-invasive treatment.

 

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Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) tumor: Javier's Story

Javier and his family share their experience at Johns Hopkins Medicine, after seeking treatment following a diagnosis of a Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma tumor.

 

one patient's perspective on compassionate nursing

Perspectives on Healing

Healing is more than medicine. Hear intimate conversations about the importance of compassionate nursing; told from the patient and her caregivers.

 

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Brain tumor: Marissa’s Story

Diagnosed with an astrocytoma brain tumor, Marissa discusses her treatment and care from Dr. Alessandro Olivi.

 

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Benign brain tumor: Nancy's Story

Nancy’s brain tumor was removed by an expert team, skilled at treating the most difficult cases. Dr. Alessandro Olivi and Dr. Ali Bydon describe the dual-room intraoperative CT scanner, a technically-advanced image-guided surgery system, one of the few in the region.

 

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