Docs on Call: Local resident happy after tumor removal surgery

By WEEK Producer

Docs on Call: Local resident happy after tumor removal surgery

November 5, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- A brain or spine tumor diagnosis can be one of the scariest to receive and treatment is often complex.

That is the topic of our Docs on Call Show Monday evening.

Barbara Adams was diagnosed with a tumor on her sacrum, the large bone at the base of the spine, many years ago.

It was slow growing and five years ago, she had an unsuccessful surgery in Boston.

The pain got so bad this year she decide to try surgery again.

Doctor Daniel Fassett at the Illinois Neurological Institute removed the tumor two and a half weeks ago.

"The pain is gone. Now I think I'm back to living like I wanted to live," said Adams. "Because I couldn't even go play bridge with my friends. I tried one day to play bridge and the pain was so bad ten minutes into it, I had to say I have to go home. There's a lot of things I was having to give up prior to surgery and now I feel I can get back in the saddle and start doing things again."

Adams was very happy she could get the surgery done in Peoria.

If you have questions about spine or brain tumor treatment call Monday night during our Docs on Call show.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. and you can call 309-698-3742.

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