Southeasterners Don’t Know Symptoms of Brain Cancer

SURVEY FINDS SOUTHEASTERNERS DON’T KNOW
SYMPTOMS OF BRAIN CANCER

Miami Neuroscience Center Medical Director Says Education Needed to Save Lives

South Miami, Florida, October 10, 2013 – – A majority of Southeasterners in the U.S. don’t know the symptoms of brain cancer. The findings in a new survey commissioned by the Miami Neuroscience Center (MNC) also revealed misinformation is another significant problem. Conducted by Toluna Global Research, the MNC survey randomly sampled a cross section of men and women over the age of 25 in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

While many people are aware of brain tumors, a surprising number are not educated about the symptoms of brain cancer or what treatment options are available when brain cancer is diagnosed. More than 54% of the general population and 63% of Hispanics responding to “The Brain Tumor I.Q. Test” survey mistakenly believe headaches are the leading symptom of brain tumors. When it comes to seeking treatment, the survey found that Southeasterners lack the information they need. A staggering 74% of general population respondents and 73% of Hispanic respondents had no idea that there were non-invasive medical procedures available for removing or treating brain tumors.
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Miami Neuroscience Center Featured in Doral Family Journal

By: Maria Alejandra Pulgar

When we talk about the brain, in particular brain surgery, it is like the twilight zone, a place where only those really bold dare to enter. Neurosurgeons are that kind of people. They take as a mission to restore people’s quality of life by doing surgery on the most complex organ of the body.  Brain tumors, being them benign or cancerous, used to be a death sentence or, if operable, the chance where people risked their lives by undergoing very invasive surgeries. Nowadays there is a safer alternative: Gamma Knife© Stereotactic Surgery.  Dr. Aizik Wolf, Chief Neurosurgeon at Miami Neuroscience Center explained the advantages of this advanced technique on the treatment of many kinds of brain diseases.

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Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin Offers Hope for Those Diagnosed with Brain Tumors

MIAMI- Wednesday, March 20, 2013 –Brain Tumors do not discriminate. Brain Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Children’s Cancer-Related Deaths in the United States.
A recent study by the American Brain Tumor Association revealed that brain-specific tumors are a risk at any age, but are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors – those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain – are more common in adults than children. News of television icon Valerie Harper’s diagnosis has renewed interest in the devastating diagnosis of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis. Understanding the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one is diagnosed could make all the difference in battling the challenging disease.
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Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2012

MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2012 — /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ — Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award this year is Dr. Aizik Wolf.

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In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012.

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients’ Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

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