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The Comedian and the Brain Tumor

By Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Five kids. Four Grammy nominations. One pear-sized brain tumor. When a life-threatening diagnosis turned comedy writer/director Jeannie Gaffigan’s life upside-down, she and her husband, comedian Jim Gaffigan, turned to faith, family, and of course—humor. Jeannie's new memoir is “When Life Gives You Pears" Joshua Bederson, MD, Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System, performed the surgery that saved Jeannie's life Help us tell more great stories by completing our listener survey ( Enjoying the podcast? Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts ( Recorded at CDM Studios in New York City. Music by BlueDot Sessions.

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