Florida Cancer Patient Finds Hope at OU Medicine

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, Noon

Florida doctors told Stephanie they wouldn’t operate on her stage four glioblastoma brain tumor – an aggressive, fast-growing type of brain cancer. They told her she “had the worst kind of brain cancer in the worst place possible.”

Stephanie wrote those words on her blog. Only 24-hours later, OU Medicine’s Stephenson Cancer Center neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Sughrue, reached out to see if he could help. Within days, Stephanie traveled 1,000 miles to undergo brain surgery at OU Medical Center.

This week, Stephanie will receive her final radiation treatment and return home to Panama City, Florida, Thursday.

On Tuesday, April 11, the 27-year-old mother will share how social media allowed her to connect with a doctor who’s not afraid of taking on the toughest brain cancer cases during a news briefing at Stephenson Cancer Center.



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