"When Alison Quilici experienced her first mind-numbing headache, she wasn’t too worried. After all, migraines ran in her family — and her identical twin sister also had them.
But her headaches got worse. And in October 2015, the pain hit her so hard that she threw up and insisted that her doctor — who first diagnosed her symptoms as a sinus infection — give her a CT scan.
Moments later, she found herself staring at a not-so-subtle, golf-ball-sized blob on her CT scan. The pathology report later showed it was Grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma — a malignant brain tumor that strikes less than one person out of 100,000."-By YASEMIN SAPLAKOGLU | Ysaplakoglu@bayareanewsgroup.com |
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