Neurooncology Rehab Hub

  • Come here to find the latest news, information on the latest research, current events, latest headlines, analysis and opinion. Feel free to contribute.
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  • Anaemia affects over 60% of cancer patients. It may occur as either a direct result of the cancer or, more commonly, as a side effect of cancer treatment, leading to a reduced quality of life and possibly compromised treatment outcomes.
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  • For many people living with a brain tumour, the outlook is uncertain, which can place great emotional strain on those affected. Quality of life can also be affected by some other conditions connected to the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours, including anxiety and depression. In turn, anxiety and depression make it more difficult to adjust to the diagnosis and cope with the changes associated with having a brain tumour.
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  • Cognitive impairment and adverse symptoms associated with brain cancer are increasingly important to patients and are identified as a major source of concern for survivors.
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  • Area to discuss depression. Negative feelings can also be experienced by people living with a brain tumour, which can lead to a lack of interest or desire to do things, and can be mentally tiring.
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  • Cancer treatment can lead to feelings of nausea and loss of appetite. Without staying hydrated and well-nourished, the body does not have enough resources to help with recovery and this can lead to fatigue.
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  • Epileptic seizures, in people with brain tumours, are due to episodes of “excessive activity” in a focal region of the brain (cerebral cortex) that contain nerve cells. Excessive activity will cause an excess of function in that focal area of the brain.
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  • Pain associated with brain cancer is generally related to the tumor size and location. Since there are many different tumours that can form in the brain, pain varies for each individual. Neuropathic pain is common for brain cancer patients.
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  • These can be varied, numerous, multiple or non existent. Symptoms include new or recent onset seizures, worsening neurological deficit, headaches, mental changes, cranial nerve palsy, unilateral sensorineural deafness.
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