What I want to know is, what would this tumor be called? Her husband is recalling the events and he mentions the medical name for the tumor. I've read through a few sites (like this one) and I still don't know where to begin. I've heard all these words before (sarcoma, blastoma, astrocytoma), but I really don't know which ones would apply to an aggressive tumor like this one. Any medical types who can help?
Search terms: "Inoperable brain tumor," "hippocampal brain tumor," and "brain stem tumor." Even if I got more specific than that, I'm not sure I'd be able to find an exact name for this kind of tumor without wading through tons of medical jargon that would fry *my* brain.