Listed are additional resources for more information about the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, Gamma Knife treatment, brain cancer and tumors, as well as facial pain.
Acoustic Neuroma Association
American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
Children’s brain tumor foundation
Elekta’s Gamma Knife Patient Resource Center
International Radiosurgery Support Association
Living with Brain Mets
National Cancer Institute
Pituitary Network association
The National Brain Tumor Society
The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
Voices Against Brain Cancer
A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.
Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.
Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.