EPISODE 1: Two Criminals
In Episode 1 (Two Criminals) I introduce you to my father, Paul Barrow. My father died of a brain tumor in 1994. The tumor was a glioblastoma, a deadly malignant type of brain cancer. The tumor was in one of the three outer layers of the brain, the arachnoid matter. The arachnoid layer is considered outside of the brain matter, a sheath that covers the cerebrum. The tumor was not encapsulated so surgery would not effectively remove the entire tumor. The tumor had tentacles that were growing into the brain itself. My father underwent surgery and radiation therapy. He lived for 5 years before the tumor spread and became inoperable.
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