Brain Tumor Patient Stories

Emergency Brain Tumor Surgery

Teresa Buchheister experienced a severe headache that sent her to the emergency room. After a CT scan showed something more serious was going on, she was transferred to the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center, where Dr. Graeme Woodworth performed surgery to remove a rare type of tumor, known as a chondromyxoid fibroma, in her brain.


Gamma Knife Surgery Saves Life

schuetz julieEric Schuetz is a pharmacist who works in the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He is also a cancer survivor who underwent treatment for a brain tumor at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in 2003. Eric and his wife, Julie, ran in the 2010 Maryland Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile race to benefit the cancer center.

Read Eric's story about gamma knife surgery here.