What is neurology? What is neurosurgery?
Neurology is the study and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. Doctors who practice neurology called as Neurologists. Neurosurgery is surgery performed on parts of the nervous system, such as the brain and spinal cord. Doctors who perform the surgery are called neurosurgeons.
Who are your neurosurgery care team?
If you have a neurologic cancer (CNS cancer), your care team will have surgeons specialized in brain and nervous system surgery, a radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, pathologist, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist and other cancer experts. The neurosurgical team will then review your symptoms with you and obtain a history of your health. Advanced imaging technology, such as MRI, PET scans and/or CT scans, will be used to evaluate the tumor. Biopsies may also be taken, or in urgent cases, full removal of the tumor. Once the team determines the location, type, and grade of the tumor, they will plan a personalized treatment plan for you.
How can MedisenseHealth.com help you? How do we connect the best neuro surgeon or neuro surgery hospital for you?
We at Medisensehealth.com, can help you by finding the top doctors specializing in your kind of neurosurgery. We have a group of 50 specialists who would give an unbiased opinion to you. We also work with the best of the specialized neurology centres in India to bring you the best. All you have to do is follow the links provided, or call our health care support and we will be able to schedule you for a second opinion with the best doctors in the field.
We do require that you give us complete details regarding your ailment. This includes all your medical records—including test results, such as blood work or imaging tests. Using these as our guide, we then narrow down the field of doctors so that, we are able to provide you with the best health care opinion.
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What are the risk factors for brain tumors ?
There are no specific reasons as to why brain tumors occur. Although several studies have been completed in this field, a single dominant risk factor has not yet emerged for the formation of brain tumors. As with most cancers, old age is a factor here as well, but no environmental or genetic factors have been implicated yet, for these tumors. Therapeutic radiation is so far an exception, with studies showing it leading to an increase of the risk of brain tumors. The disease is probably the result of several factors acting together.
Following brain tumor treatment, most patients will need continuous follow-up, including exams and MRI brain scans to evaluate for recurrence or other long-term effects of the tumor or treatment.
Where Do We Get Our Information From?
NIH Brain Tumor Information
Medlin ePlus Brain Tumor Information