Cornwall chiropractor Paul Poirier is not one to feel bitter or sorry for himself about the cards life has dealt him. "I'm a 6-foot-3, 280-pound machine of unstoppable optimism," he says.
For 16 years, brain cancer has been a part of his life, since an MRI following a seizure showed a mass on his frontal lobe. A biopsy found it to be a Grade 2 mixed glioma, a mixture of two kinds of cancerous brain tumours. He has undergone surgery four times. Last fall, he learned the cancer, which had been in remission for five years, had returned. Now it has infiltrated his speech centre and motor cortex, so surgery is no longer an option - "unless I wanted to be mute and partially paralyzed."Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Biker+mobilizes+against+brain+cancer/5009624/story.html#ixzz1QTdbxsOX