Dad, 39, started having 'migraines.' It turned out to be brain cancer

The disease can affect anyone, at any age, and comes with a grim prognosis.

Ryan Russell was a self-described “super healthy” athletic dad of three who was enjoying personal and professional success. But then the mystery headaches began.

They felt like severe migraines, he recalled. Starting in April, the pattern would be similar every time: Russell would drop his son off at school in the morning, work out and feel the pain coming on.

“About 20 minutes after leaving the gym, I would just start to get an incredible amount of pressure in my head. It would lead to these headaches and it would cause some vision issues — tunnel vision, things like that, which was just really odd,” Russell, 39, who lives in State College, Pennsylvania, told TODAY.

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