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Published on June 17, 2019

"There's Always Room for Hope": One Patient's Brain Cancer Journey

Jessica Middleton

It started with headaches and then it turned to extreme pain and shaking. When Jessica Middleton went to have her symptoms checked out, doctors at the Cone Health discovered a fist-sized tumor in her brain. At just age 25, Jessica was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer known as Anaplastic Astrocytoma Glioma.

Through the care and guidance of Dr. Zachary Vaslow and all the providers at the Cone Health Cancer Center, Jessica has been able to fight off the tumor. She is now planning her wedding.

Jessica spoke with WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain in the video about as part of our 2 Your Well-Being partnership.

Sreedhar Katragadda, MD, continues the discussion by sharing signs and symptoms of cancer that are important to know.

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