Brain Tumor
Created:   2/7/2012
Contains:  33 items
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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!”

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.

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.

Mind Games: Computerized cognitive exercise is big business. But do the industry's claims stand up?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 6(4):26-27,32-34, July/August 2010.

With the first wave of baby boomers now past 60, scientists (and manufacturers) are working around the clock to come up with computerized programs to help keep the brain in shape. The brain games business is booming, but do the industry's claims stand up? And what do neurologists recommend for improving cognitive fitness?