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ANS Neurosurgeons Support Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Date:5/3/2013

Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

Brain cancer is the second leading cause of cancer- related deaths in children and young adults. Early detection is extremely important when dealing with cancerous and benign brain tumors. For this reason, Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) has launched an awareness campaign to educate the community on the importance of choosing a neurosurgeon for an accurate diagnosis.

“The most important thing to do when it comes to brain tumor awareness is to educate yourself,” states Dr . Kyle Chapple, one of several ANS brain tumor specialists. Most believe that patients only see a neurosurgeon when surgery is needed, but it is also true that neurosurgeons are the most qualified specialists to diagnose any ailments or injuries related to the nervous system.

Recognizing the Symptoms

The symptoms that are associated with brain tumors are very general and could be misleading.The warning signs of a brain tumor depend on the size and location, but here are some common symptoms:

  •     Headaches: These types of headaches occur primarily in the morning and are severe in nature.
  •     Seizures: Seizures are a sign only to those that don’t normally suffer from them, but occur in 15-95% of patients suffering from a brain tumor.
  •     Speech Disturbance: Difficulty in communicating with others, including problems speaking, reading, writing, and recognizing the names of objects.
  •     Vision Problems: Vision problems occur in 25% of patients. Eye care
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