GETTING TREATMENT: 25-year-old Tyler Rostedt from Hervey Bay has been left with a scar after an operation to remove a Grade 2 Astrocytoma Glioma from his brain stem.
GETTING TREATMENT: 25-year-old Tyler Rostedt from Hervey Bay has been left with a scar after an operation to remove a Grade 2 Astrocytoma Glioma from his brain stem. Contributed

Tyler Rostedt faces radiation treatment in America

HERVEY Bay man Tyler Rostedt, who moved to America to become a Broadway performer, has been diagnosed with Grade 2 Astrocytoma Glioma.

Twelve days after surgery to remove a growth on the 25-year-old's brain stem, Tyler's family was told their son would need radiation treatment to stop the tumour from burying itself any further into the dancer's brain.

A close family member posted an update on Facebook about Tyler's recovery after his operation which said he had been experiencing "deteriorating weakness" on his left side and constant headaches which make him nauseous and "literally bring him to tears".

"Sleeping has been on and off with a lot of nights not good at all," the family member said.

"Unsteadiness in his gait has also been an issue.

'Making any decisions right now has been a challenge for him."

It is still unknown if the tumour could spread to other parts of Tyler's body.

Tyler and his mother Leanne will see a radiation specialist on Monday night (AEST time) to find out how much radiation Tyler will need as part of his treatment.

Leanne told the Chronicle before she left to be with Tyler in America she was hoping to return to Australia in January to have a late Christmas with her family, including a son who would be returning home after a two-year journey in Japan.

However, because Tyler will now need radiation treatment, Leanne will stay by his side, and will not return home to see her other family as she had hoped.



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