Patient Stories

Read first hand accounts of successful cancer treatments

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Richard’s Story

It shouldn’t be painful to smile. But that’s exactly what Richard experienced with trigeminal neuralgia. For years, he lived with sudden bursts of intermittent pain. When he decided to use medications to treat his condition, things worsened significantly. The pain intensified, and Richard was bed-ridden

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Brain Cancer

Myrle’s Story

At 79 years old, Myrle is not your typical senior. She retired from the financial planning business at 74. After three years of volunteer work, she decided to dive back into the job market, joining Prosperity Mortgage, a Wells Fargo joint venture, at the age

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Brain Cancer

Joel’s Story

Joel Momberg struggles with life’s daily stresses like everyone else. When he started feeling numbness on his face, his doctor told him to slow down and take it easy. But the numbness didn’t subside and eventually spread to the entire right side of Joel’s face.

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Brain Cancer

Phyllis’s Story

As Phyllis learned, it’s important to do your homework. When she was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, Phyllis connected with other people with brain cancer, researched treatment options and technologies and even recalled her own past experiences. 40 years prior, her sister died from a brain

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Brain Cancer

Todd’s Story

My experience with the CyberKnife® System began when I had a craniopharyngioma (benign brain tumor) resected in 2007. I had a gross total resection. My neurosurgeon warned me that it was likely to come back. In 2013 it reappeared. The doctor didn’t want to do

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Brain Cancer

Florence’s Story

“It all started on March 9, 2009. I was 39 years old. I was feeling tired for some time. One day, I started seeing double and felt a paralysis that eventually affected a whole part of my face.” A little bit later, Florence learnt that she

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