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Brain cancer patients share sympathy, stories of struggle

'It's extremely scary,' said Jessica McComisky, with daughter Talia. "It's extremely scary," said Jessica McComisky, with daughter Talia. (Vincent DeWitt for the Boston Globe)
By Megan Woolhouse and Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / May 22, 2008

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For Patricia Whitman, it began with a smell, not a seizure. A strange burning odor occasionally filled her nose. In the weeks and months to follow, there were bouts of light-headedness and, later, excruciating headaches. Still, the last thing she expected her doctor to tell her was that she had a brain tumor. And certainly not one the size of ... (Full article: 988 words)

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