Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
by Randy1958 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:30 AM
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!
by johngiustino on Mon Nov 12, 2012 01:26 AM
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,
When you track a discussion, you will get notified by e-mail if anyone else posts a new message on this discussion. Are you sure you want to track this discussion?
If you stop tracking this discussion, you will no longer get notified by e-mail if anyone else posts a new message on this discussion. Are you sure you want to stop tracking this discussion?
If you were considering traveling for cancer treatment, which headline would you find more interesting?
Destination: HOPE. Cancer care that is worth the trip.
Over 84% of our patients travel to our hospital from another state
Neither headline is interesting
We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.