28 Nov '16, 4am

Brain Cancer Patients Survive Longer by Sending Electric Fields Through Their Heads

Jessica Morris was on a hiking trail in upstate New York last January when she suddenly uttered a line of gibberish and fell to the ground, her body shaking in a full seizure. A few hours later in a hospital she learned that she had an aggressive brain tumor, and several days after that she was on the operating table having brain surgery. Since then, she’s been fighting for her life. She’s grateful to have a radical new weapon in her arsenal, one that only became available to patients like her in 2015. She wears electrodes on her head all day and night to send an electric field through her brain, trying to prevent any leftover tumor cells from multiplying. She’s been wearing this gear for about six months so far. “I think it’s brilliant,” Morris says. “I’m proud to wear it.” Photo: Jessica Morris Jessica Morris learned she had a brain tumor in January, and began the Optune...

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