Neurologist Appointment

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Neurologist Appointment

by Randy1958 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:30 AM

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I finally received the go-ahead from the insurance company to make a neurology appointment, a requirement before I can return to work.  Haven't done it yet; I finished my last 400 mg Temodar last Friday, and I need to regain my strength, which should take about three weeks or so.  There's no hurry from my boss for me to come back;   I'm wondering what I might expect from the neurologist.  Thanks!



RE: Neurologist Appointment

by johngiustino on Mon Nov 12, 2012 01:26 AM

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It may be more of a formality.  I don't think the neurologist will be able to predict your future.  If you are not on it already, you may want to ask about Keppra - seizures are always a possibility, especially if you had surgery.

Can you get access to a neuro-oncologist?  I really recommend you do so.  A neurologist and general oncologist do not equal a neuro-oncologist.  A NO can keep you informed as to what your clinical trial options are and typically can treat your condition with more knowledge and experience.  For example my NO has a special MRI protocol tailored to brain tumor patients. 

I wish you the best,


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