Thursday
Duma News

What Can I Expect After Brain Surgery?

The first stop for post-surgery expectations is your surgical team. Your experience will vary greatly based on your health history, your diagnosis, your anesthesia and your surgery. However, if your surgical team hasn’t communicated clearly what to expect after surgery – Read more

Monday
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How to Find the Right Neurosurgeon

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor is often very stressful and overwhelming. A large contributor to the anxiety one feels is the fear associated with the unknown, but the unknown can be mitigated with the help of the right neurologist.

Wednesday
Duma News

A New Look on Genetics & Brain Disease

Our genes can be understood as our molecular heredity – the biological attributes that are passed to us from many generations before us. For decades, medical researchers have been trying to find the link, if any, between our genetics and Read more

Wednesday
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BRAIN TUMOR STATISTICS AND FACTS

Unfortunately, no one is immune from unpredictable brain tumors. Most genetic, biological factors are still somewhat ambiguous and often there is no cause for the development of a tumor. Tumors can be primary brain tumors, which start in the brain, Read more

Friday
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Do Imaging Scans for Headaches Help Diagnose Brain Tumors?

Between 2007-2010 over $1.2 billion dollars were spent in the United States for neuroimaging related to headaches and migraines. While many headaches could have been simply diagnosed in the doctors office without imaging, other headaches required more conclusive research to Read more

Tuesday
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5 Brain Tumor Myths that May Influence Treatment by Your Neurosurgeon

Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Unfortunately, for most people – including doctors – how we think about things affects what we know to be true Read more

Wednesday
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What is a glioblastoma and how is it treated?

A glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly malignant tumor that forms from star-shaped cells called astrocytes that are responsible for forming supportive tissue in the brain. Glioblastomas often develop very quickly because a large network of blood vessels supports their growth. Read more

Thursday
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What Causes Brain Tumors?

According to a recent study, almost 700,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. If those numbers are correct, than that means 1 in 448 people are currently living with a malignant or benign brain tumor. Read more

Friday
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How does Immunotherapy Treat Brain Tumors?

In 2013 around 70,000 American’s were diagnosed with a new brain tumor, and of them, 25,000 were malignant. There are multiple forms of treatment available, however, immunotherapy is considered one of the best treatment options for fighting brain tumors. Depending Read more

Friday
Duma News

An Eye on Technology: Gamma Knife & CyberKnife™

Gamma knife and CyberKnife™ are some of the most sophisticated technologies available to contemporary medicine. It’s interesting that despite their name, there is no actual knife involved. In fact, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife™ are types of radiosurgery, which have earned Read more