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Gerald is a 49-year-old southern Californian executive who two years earlier had a mild stroke. He was treated with steroids and then rehabilitation. Gerald was told that he had a “brain tumor” that caused arm weakness. His local oncologist told him that the tumor could be either a glioma or “secondary” lymphoma (originating from elsewhere). Their team said that a biopsy was unnecessary, as he would need radiation therapy anyway. In the meantime, Gerald had received a week of steroids to lessen the swelling in the brain and return function to his arm. Gerald came to see me for a second opinion. We took an
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