With the rise in a longer life expectancy for many cancer patients, there are a number of complications and consequences. These can range from side effects due to cancer treatment drugs and surgeries, all the way to secondary cancers.
How Do Neurological Complications of Cancer Develop?
One of the main issues that can affect patients who are battling cancer is metastatic brain tumors. This is when systemic cancer spreads from its original location, like the lungs, and travels via the blood to another place in the body such as the brain. You are more likely to get a brain tumor that stems from another cancer than to get a primary brain tumor. Brain tumors then lead to a host of their own symptoms and problems, which vary greatly on the size and location of the cancer.
Chemotherapy and radiation also lead to a host of side effects that can affect cancer patients. Depression, anxiety, fatigue, mental fog, and even cognitive impairment can be ongoing issues for people battling cancer. In addition, chemotherapy and radiation are carcinogenic methods used in the fight against cancer. The exposure to these treatments can cause further cancers to develop.
If you are suffering from any adverse neurological side effects due to your battle with cancer, come in today to our New York office and see how our highly-skilled doctors can help you. We focus on personalized and innovative treatments to get the best results for our patients.
Treatment for Neurological Complications of Cancer at NSPC
NSPC’s team of New York based neurologists and other specialists are here to help. If you’d like to arrange a consultation with a recognized expert in this field or explore treatment options for brain cancer, contact us today to arrange an appointment at our Long Island Brain Tumor Center.
Our fellowship-trained doctors can help you understand your neurological symptoms and complications due to your cancer or cancer treatment. Don’t wait and spend your time worrying, come in and speak to our award-winning physicians to help you better understand which innovative treatments will be right for your cancer side effects.