Marie still dizzy at times and in some pain
EDITOR'S NOTE: It should be made clear that much of what has been written lately in the Swedish press (and used as source material here) is based on speculation, or about patients, in general, who have such tumors. There are no definite results or statements from Marie's medical team yet.
STOCKHOLM (Updated) – Marie may undergo an operation sometime this coming week, as her doctors will soon have the results of the tests that have been conducted to determine the exact nature of the tumor that exists in the back part of her head. In the meantime, she has been home with her family under the care of a registered nurse.
Marie's still suffering from a concussion, caused by fainting and falling last week after jogging. She's still feeling dizzy at times and has occasional headaches.
It's still uncertain what kind of treatment she'll receive for the tumor, since it hasn't yet been determined for certain that it is cancerous. "Nothing's definite yet. We're still not sure about what kind of tumor it is," says Marie Dimberg, Roxette's manager. "Marie's in a positive mood," she added.
The alternatives would include an operation to remove the tumor, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
During this past week, numerous tests have been carried out, including another MIR (computer imaging using magnetic and radio waves) and a brain x-ray.
Karolinska Hospital, where Marie is being treated, is fully prepared and – as TDR reported previously – has a sterling reputation for quality care and cutting-edge medical knowledge.
Operation can take hours
An operation such as the one being considered can take anywhere from three to 24 hours. In the weeks following that, doctors can administer radiation therapy to prevent a tumor from starting to grow again.
"The doctors have told Marie to rest at home, until further information arrives. We can only hope for the best," says Marie Dimberg.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We'll have more on this story soon. In the meantime, if you have not done so already, we'd like to encourage you to consider sending a get-well wish to Marie — or joining a prayer circle — by using the links provided in the story below (about how fans have reacted to this news).
- Aftonbladet's article (In Swedish - with photos)
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September 21st, 2002
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