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Brain Tumor Patient Story – Mr. Sowers

September 2, 2021

One morning this summer, Mr. Sowers woke up to the room spinning with an indescribable headache. A week before this episode, Mr. Sowers had developed an extreme fear of going down the stairs—something that he had never experienced beforehand. With these confusing symptoms, Mr. Sowers called a few friends, and they drove him up to … Continued

Brain Tumor Patient Story – Kristina Lollar

July 6, 2021

Since she was 11 years old, Kristina Lollar had experienced migraines, yet it was not until the past year that it became more severe. This prompted Kristina to visit a neurologist who recommended they perform an updated MRI. When looking at the scans, they discovered a brain tumor wrapped around her brain stem. As the … Continued

Pituitary Tumor Patient at UNC Health – Ms. Godley

June 8, 2021

Around three years ago, Ms. Godley had a pituitary tumor removed by Dr. Quinsey and Dr. Thorp, a surgeon from UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology. She had noticed that her wedding ring and shoes were fitting a bit tighter, common symptom of acromegaly. She also felt some dizziness getting in and out of bed. Though she … Continued

Brain Tumor Patient Story

June 2, 2021

Around eight months ago, Ms. Thompson discovered that she had a benign brain tumor on her brainstem. Originally, she was very opposed to having surgery, though several different doctors told her it was necessary. It wasn’t until she met Dr. Quinsey that she finally felt comfortable moving forward with a procedure. She was drawn to … Continued

Pituitary Tumor Patient at UNC Health

May 25, 2021

After noticing his vision was deteriorating in late 2018, Mr. M went to the ophthalmologist, thinking that he might have a cataract. He was then told that he had a large tumor, around the size of a ping-pong ball, on his pituitary gland. An endocrinologist in Hickory, NC told him that for this surgery, he … Continued

Abigail Stephan

March 25, 2021

The day before Thanksgiving, Abby Stephan checked into UNC Hospital to have her pineal cyst fenestrated by Dr. Quinsey. In the months prior, she was experiencing headaches and numbness. She spoke to many different doctors before deciding that UNC was where she wished to have her procedure. She was able to tell just by speaking … Continued