A couple’s mission to bring awareness to incurable brain cancer

Roxanne Black-Weisheit, whose husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma, is working to spread awareness and educate people about the condition, which has no cure.
2:29 | 07/21/21

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everybody. We're back now talking about a frightening diagnosis with a long name, glioblastoma. It's a brain cancer with no cure, and today is actually glioblastoma awareness day, so we're going to take a look at how one family faced this devastating health challenge, now trying to help many others. Glioblastoma is a stage four brain cancer, and it's the most aggressive type of brain cancer. It starts in the brain, so it's called a primary brain cancer. When gbm came into our life September of 2020, I was just experienced a slight imbalance issue, very little. We decided to go to my general practitioner, and he thought maybe I had like a mini stroke or something, but when they went in and did a scan of my head, they found the brain tumor. So on October 5th, my 63rd birthday, I had brain surgery. When it first happens, you're so shocked. The brain surgery that Leo had two days after finding the tumor, that is a critical surgery. The more they could recept that tumor from the start, the better the long-term prognosis. Today is gbm awareness day, we want people to know how devastating this diagnosis is, in 100 years, or over 100 years, there is still no cure for this. No reliable treatment for this. The late George gershwin died of gbm. It's the same thing that John McCain had and Ted Kennedy and beau Biden. We have an 11-year-old daughter who adores her daddy, and for her to watch him, it's just been extremely difficult. My way of coping is to take action, so I built a website called curegbmnow. It scours 40,000 media outlets each day for the most breaking news in research and information on glioblastoma. You have to create the why. My way of coping is to try to transform this into something positive, that if we could touch one life or two lives or whoever's watching this, then that might be the why. Why did it affect our family? Because we are going to make a difference. And we thank them for sharing their story with us.

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