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How One Woman Learned To Face Cancer From Her 3-Year-Old Hospital Roommate

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How One Woman Learned To Face Cancer From Her 3-Year-Old Hospital Roommate

May 27, 2014

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Nina didn’t usually take medicine, and she rarely called in sick. But toward the end of her trip, her boss and her mother convinced her to see a doctor, just to get cleared to fly. Grudgingly, she took a cab to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital. After some initial tests and then a CT scan, she waited in an exam room. The chief of the ER came in and made small talk, and then he gave her the news: You have a mass in your brain.After two surgeries to cut the cancer out of her brain, Nina learned she had medulloblastoma desmoplastic. It was, bafflingly for Nina, a tumor most frequently seen in toddler-age boys. So she went to the best place in Seattle for treatment of a pediatric tumor. “[I] went straight from Seattle airport to Seattle Children’s,” she said. “They wanted me to be seen by a pediatric specialist.”

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