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Awake for Brain Cancer Surgery – Mayo Clinic

Published Online: January 4th 2013

Imagine this. You’re 28 years old, a successful lawyer with a promising career, and you’re in a great relationship. It seems the whole world is opening up for you. Then you get the news. A diagnosis of brain cancer. That’s what happened to the young woman you’re about to meet. But Mary Meixner is a fighter. After an awake surgery during which doctors used an intra-operative MRI to target the tumor, she is winning her battle with brain cancer.

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