Brain Tumor

Created:   2/7/2012
Contains:  33 items
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Readers Like Me: We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now for 10 years to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

Hiscott, Rebecca

Neurology Now. 11(2):28-31, April/May 2015.

We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now since the beginning to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

A Leader Takes on Brain Disease: Two personal tragedies spur former Vice President Walter F. Mondale's support for aggressive brain research.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(2):18-23, April/May 2015.

Spurred by personal loss, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is aggressively supporting brain research.

Chemo Brain: Cognitive problems after cancer treatment are not imaginary.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 10(2):20-27, April/May 2014.

Cancer patients have talked for decades about cognitive changes after chemotherapy, but acceptance of “chemo brain” within the medical community is fairly recent. Here, cancer patients and neuro-oncologists discuss what people should know about chemotherapy-related changes in the brain.

Carpe Diem: Actress Valerie Harper on living with brain cancer

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 9(5):19-22, October/November 2013.

Emmy-award winning actress Valerie Harper is fighting a rare form of brain cancer—while continuing to work, enjoying time with her family, and appreciating the joy in each day. Although there is no cure for her cancer, Harper has responded well to treatment—and her positive attitude knows no bounds. “I have to walk slower,” she says, “but after [this interview], I'm going to get out there and take a walk and breathe the beautiful air. It's a pretty day here. Seize the day!”

Five Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(3):20-26, June-July 2013.

What does my diagnosis mean over the long term? Should I get a second opinion? Orly Avitzur, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, explains these and other important questions.

Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor: Behind the scenes of the American Academy of Neurology's new book for patients and caregivers.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 8(5):28-31, October-november 2012.

If you've been diagnosed with a brain tumor, what comes next? Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor, a new book for patients and caregivers, offers answers to the difficult questions that may arise. “Patients want to be able to feel not only like they understand everything, but also that they can contribute to what's going on. This book is another tool to make this transition,” says coauthor Alyx Porter, M.D.

Sounds of Silence: Living with tinnitus can be frustrating—even debilitating. But with the right treatment, people can learn to tune out the noise.

Gamble, Kate Huvane

Neurology Now. 8(1):20-25, February-march 2012.

Roughly 36 million Americans never experience silence. Instead, they hear a constant ringing or buzzing in their ears known as tinnitus. Photographer David Keenan tells Neurology Now how he learned to turn down the volume of this potentially debilitating disorder.

Get Well, Spend Less: How to save money on treatment costs through patient assistance programs.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now. 7(5):59-63, October-November 2011.

Along with the emotional and physical costs of being diagnosed with a neurologic disorder come the tangible costs of treatment. Read here to discover the many organizations, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and social media sites that can help you save money while receiving top-notch health care.

Brain Tumor Resources

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 7(4):36, August-September 2011.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

The Science of Survival: No magic bullet exists to cure the brain tumors known as gliomas, but scientists continue to advance diagnosis and treatment.

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 7(4):25-28,30, August-September 2011.

A diagnosis of malignant brain tumor can be terrifying—neither surgery, radiation, nor chemotherapy can completely eliminate this kind of tumor. But ongoing research continues to advance diagnosis and treatment for brain-tumor patients.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: New therapies show promise in treating this neurologic condition, but their long-term side effects are unknown.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 7(3):27-34, June-July 2011.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) can be difficult to diagnose. What's more, this rare neurologic disorder almost always involves treatment-resistant epilepsy and cognitive impairment or autism. But new therapies and treatments are giving hope to the million individuals—and their families—affected worldwide.

ASK THE EXPERTS: Q How does proton-beam therapy compare to standard radiation for treating pediatric brain tumors?

PACKER, ROGER J.

Neurology Now. 6(5):38, September-October 2010.

Answers to your questions about cluster headaches, acromegaly, pesticides and ADHD, and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Life after Brain Tumor

CAJIGAL, STEPHANIE

Neurology Now. 4(5):28-31, September-October 2008.

As treatment advances help people with malignant brain tumors live longer, the medical community is paying more attention to the qualities of cancer survivors' lives after surgery.



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