New York Woman's Brain Cancer Scare Turns Out to Be Tapeworm

June 3, 2019

A terrifying diagnosis turned into a scene from a horror movie when a woman's brain tumor turned out to actually be a parasite. Rachel Palma of Middletown, New York, has recovered and been given clear brain scans since the chilling find, but it was just a year and a half ago when that wasn't the case. The 42-year-old said she began noticing something wrong in January 2018. In addition to having hallucinations, she said she would forget words.

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