Local Oncology Group Supports Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Highlands Oncology Group Encourages Brain Tumor Awareness in May
Fayetteville, AR, May 13, 2015 (Newswire.com) - May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and as such Highlands Oncology Group, Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer treatment and research facility, supports the education of brain tumor awareness in NWA.
Brain tumors affect thousands of people each year, therefore understanding brain tumors and the symptoms thereof is important for timely diagnoses and treatments of these tumors.
Nearly 70,000 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year in the United States, according to the American Brain Tumor Association, and nearly 14,000 people will die from a brain tumor.
There are over 120 types of brain and central nervous system tumors, according to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). Brain and spinal cord tumors are different for everyone. They form in different areas, develop from different cell types, and may have different treatment options, according to the NBTS.
Symptoms of brain tumors include: recurrent headaches, vision issues, seizures, changes in personality, short-term memory loss, poor coordination and difficulty speaking or comprehending, according to the NBTS.
Other than avoiding radiation exposure, there are no known lifestyle-related or environmental causes of brain and spinal cord tumors, according to the American Cancer Society, which makes prevention difficult. However, discussing any symptoms experienced with a physician is the first step.
As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, HOG is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.
Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.
For more information visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com.