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Sebouh Kandilian replied to Norry Bonesio's discussion Post Surgery
"Hi Norry i had a benign astrocytoma that was first partially removed at age seven i had a number of more brain surgeries for hydrocephalus a cyst and a hematoma and after graduating college i was accepted to optometry school it is unfortunately that…"
Sebouh Kandilian left a comment for Tatiana Chapman
" Hi TATIANA,   I ALSO had a grade II astrocytoma partially removed at age seven in 84 .  It was in cerebellum and stem so in college i had hydrocephalus a cyst a hematoma too and then i graduated with a bs in biology; in 99 i was…"
Sebouh Kandilian replied to Olenska's discussion Anyone taking Lamictal (lamotrigine)?
"HI oLENSKA IM NEW to this and i saw your reply.  I am still learning to use this site and seems a little complicated.  Hope you are well.  My email is kan0085@aol.com Thanks Sebouh"
Sebouh Kandilian left a comment for Louise Gillette
"Hi Louise,   I also had my first brain tumor partial surgery on the oligo astrocytoma that was in the cerebellum and stem area.  I had my first brain surgery at age seven had radiation at nine and in college while premed i had more…"

Welcome Survivors and Supporters!

Welcome to It's Just Benign, connecting benign brain tumor survivors everywhere.

Our mission is to provide information, support, and a means of communication for those diagnosed with benign brain tumors.  

Throughout the US and the globe, we have over 1500 members made up of survivors and supporters. It's Just Benign acts as a hub for information and engagement for all those touched by benign brain tumors. A benign brain tumor diagnosis is confusing for many people. They hear "benign" and can't understand why benign brain tumors are so damaging, affect quality of life, and in some cases fatal.This is a very neglected diagnosis, often not discussed in our community, and it makes survivors feel isolated. It's Just Benignjoin and help us support this cause.

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'Benign' Does Not Mean 'Harmless' - Exploding the Myth Behind 'Benign' Brain Tumors

 By Emma Flixton 

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