Lung Cancer Survivor Plays on with Help of UAMS
When Hot Springs musician Raymond Lovelace starting having migraine headaches in 2012, he set out to find the cause.
“It raised a red flag,” he said, adding that he hadn’t experienced migraines for several years.
Lung cancer survivor Raymond Lovelace performed with a band in the Hot Springs area for many years.
Raymond Lovelace performed with a band in the Hot Springs area for many years.
After visiting his doctor in Hot Springs, he decided to seek a second opinion at UAMS. Tests revealed the cause of his migraines to be a malignant tumor in his brain. Neurosurgeon J.D. Day, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, along with radiation oncologist Jose Penagaricano, M.D., led Lovelace through an aggressive and highly precise procedure known as Gamma Knife to treat the brain tumor. Penagaricano is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine.
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