After told she couldn’t donate blood at a high school drive, Hunter Jones, 17, was diagnosed with cancerous polyps between her colon and rectum, rare for her age group and imperative to remove. Just prior to surgery, Hunter complained of feeling pins and needles in her feet. Her concerned anesthesiologist – specifically trained in neuro anesthesia – immediately cancelled the surgery. After further tests and scans, a pediatric neurologist discovered Hunter also had a frontal brain tumor. Treating the brain tumor then took precedence over the colon surgery. “Sometimes the best patient care is to ‘not’ do the surgery,” Hunter said. Stay tuned for the conclusion of Hunter’s incredible journey. #GeisingerStories.
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