Wednesday, May 01 2013
Most of us do our best to lower our cancer risks by altering our lifestyles in accordance with medical recommendations. According to the American Cancer Society, there is no known way to protect against most brain tumors at this time.
"Currently, there are no widely recommended tests used to screen for brain tumors", says Steven Lester, MD of Central Florida Cancer Care Center. "Most brain tumors are discovered when patients see their doctor because of signs or symptoms they are having."
Symptoms such as nausea, seizures, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, personality or behavior changes, balance problems, drowsiness, or even coma could indicate a serious problem and should be brought to the attention of your physician. It is important to have regular check-ups so that if a new symptom arises, there is a baseline to relate to. It is also equally important to openly communicate with your doctor about how you are feeling.
I went to my doctor today..When did see last see your physician? If you are past due, call today and make an appointment.