Greg Cantwell on the Importance of Hope When Facing a GBM Diagnosis

Greg Cantwell
Greg Cantwell

Greg Cantwell was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a primary brain tumor. Even though Greg had the support from his family and friends, he didn't know anyone that could relate to his fight or who had conquered the same type of cancer. Since founding his non-profit, Greg's Mission, in 2012, he has helped over 1,700 patients, families and caregivers to navigate the brain tumor journey.

Greg Cantwell, founder of Greg’s Mission, discusses the importance of having hope after getting a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) diagnosis.

Greg Cantwell, founder of Greg’s Mission, discusses the importance of having hope after getting a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) diagnosis.

Once people are diagnosed, they typically turn to internet research for information, finding statistics that are often frightening. Cantwell says it is important that patients do not get depressed and consider themselves a statistic, especially since every person is genetically different, has different biomarker and tumors, and will respond to treatment differently.