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Stephen's story: Patient goes in for COVID-19 test and is diagnosed with cancer

Stephen Cotter, a local lawyer, came to the hospital for a COVID-19 test but left with a shocking diagnosis.

He had a cancerous brain tumor. He shot this video to describe the incredible hurdles Northside neurosurgeon, Dr. Jim Robinson, overcame to get him into surgery.

Watch Stephen's story below.



*The health story shared here may portray atypical results of survival for this type of cancer, given its severity and stage. Atypical results are considered surviving a cancer that has less than a 50 percent five-year survival rate. Patients should consult an expert to discuss specific treatment plans and the possible outcomes before making medical decisions.

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