Brain Care Options
Through clinical research studies and surgical experience caring for brain tumor patients, I am pleased to share some important and relevant details about brain tumors and how brain tumors can affect the normal functioning of the brain. You may feel overwhelmed, but I can help you learn about the choices you have.
The links below will show you some information with you about your brain, along with potential options that you have.
I would like to commence by providing some general overview of brain tumors. I will also share treatment options, including the best treatments that could help you. You are not alone in your journey. The hope is that the information provided here can guide and support you in this process. Below is an excerpt from one of my publications that provides an overview of the most important brain tumors and cancers, as well as treatment options.
“It is estimated that more than 70,000 primary brain tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013 based on the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) data. Metastatic brain tumors are more common than primary brain tumors and have a much higher incidence. In addition, metastases can often present as multiple lesions in contrast to primary brain tumors.
Management strategies for brain tumors often entail some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Benign symptomatic primary brain tumors might require only surgery, whereas malignant primary brain tumors often require surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. In addition, surgery followed by radiotherapy is sometimes desired for large symptomatic metastatic lesions. Furthermore, given the volume constraints of the intracranial compartment, an expanding tumor mass with associated edema will invariably result to neurological symptoms. These include headache, nausea, vertigo, motor, sensory, visual, gait, cognitive and most commonly seizure-related symptoms. In such instances, surgical resection has the added advantage of quickly ameliorating tumor-related mass-effect and hence improves quality of life. Therefore, surgery remains a cornerstone in the management of brain tumors.”
Don’t forget – you should personally have a doctor or surgeon with a focus on your brain that you can interact with to support your decisions.
Go here to learn about many of the brain tumors, as well as any other brain issues I have helped to combat.
There may be options to consider for your potential surgery. This page explains many of my learnings.