The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

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Michael Gingell and grandson


Michael Gingell
British native
Father, grandfather, retired engineer, gardener.
With grandson, Ian Stone.

Type 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme, diagnosed September 1999

"The Brain Tumor Center at Duke assessed the tumor, put me on radiation, performed surgery, followed by a year of chemotherapy. I'm an engineer by training and I found the mechanics of treatment facinating. My latest tests have shown no live cancer cells. My wife and I will soon celebrate our 40th anniversary. How lucky I am to have lived long enough to enjoy my first grandson. I send notes to my doctors in England. 'I'm still here,' I tell them."




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