Ok, just analyzing how unlucky I am to have anaplastic astrocytoma. The incidence of anaplastic astrocytoma is 0.49/100,000 that means about 1,500 people in the US. It is a relatively rare disease. I think more people win the lottery each year. Likewise the breast cancer rate is 123.1/100,000 in the US.

What I am lucky for.
I live down the street from Mayo Clinic and can see it from my house. They have been providing me good care. My tumor was in the left frontal lobe away from critical structures. The visible tumor was completely removed during surgery.


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