A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain, and depending on its type and location, it can be potentially dangerous or even life-threatening. A brain tumor can cause various symptoms depending on its site and size. Common symptoms include headaches that are often worse in the morning, seizures, changes in vision or hearing, weakness or numbness in the limbs, difficulty with balance and coordination, changes in behavior or personality, and cognitive impairments such as memory loss or confusion.
If you experience any of these symptoms (new or severe), consult Dr. Max Medary of Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine in Orlando, FL, as soon as possible. He'll perform a thorough neurological examination and may order imaging tests to diagnose the cause of the symptoms. Early detection and treatment of brain tumors can improve outcomes and quality of life.
Brain Tumor Treatment Options
Brain tumor treatment options depend on the type, size, and location of the tumor and your overall health. Surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy to kill cancer cells, and chemotherapy to destroy cancer cells with drugs are all effective treatments.
Depending on the tumor, Dr. Medary may combine treatment methods. Treatment is substantial because brain tumors can be life-threatening and cause numerous neurological symptoms that significantly impact your quality of life. Early detection and treatment can improve outcomes and increase the likelihood of successful tumor removal or control while lowering the risk of complications.
Schedule Your Consultation
During a brain tumor consultation, Dr. Medary may discuss your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your neurological function. He may also recommend imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs to diagnose the tumor and determine the type and location. Additionally, he may discuss treatment options such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, plus the potential risks and side effects of each.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions or concerns regarding a brain tumor, schedule an appointment with Dr. Max Medary of Greater Orlando Neurosurgery & Spine in Orlando, FL at (407) 355-0575.