Jul 18, 2023

What to Expect During and After Radiation Treatments

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Nick had four surgeries and multiple radiation treatments to treat his ependymoma tumors. He shares what to expect during and after radiation and how cancer changed his outlook on life.

In 2004, when I was 12 years old, I had severe back pain and spasms. When I laid down at night, I experienced episodes where I couldn’t move for 10 to 15 minutes. Since my father was in the medical field, he knew something wasn’t normal.

An MRI showed a 12-centimeter grade I myxopapillary ependymoma inside my spinal column in my lower lumbar. After emergency surgery, the doctors reported they removed all the tumor except for a couple of very microscopic spots.

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