Take a Minute to Talk About It: Neurological Cancer Featuring Dr. Rod Lamond

Take a Minute to Talk About It: Neurological Cancer Featuring Dr. Rod Lamond


– Hello, my name is Ricky Santo,
and I am a cancer survivor. February is National
Cancer Prevention month. Let’s take a minute to talk about it. (upbeat music) – I’m a neural surgeon,
and neural surgeons look after disorders of, not only the central nervous system,
the brain and the spinal cord, but also the spine itself
and the peripheral nerves. Nowadays, with the variety
of treatment protocols, chemotherapy, immunotherapy advances, long-term survival is improving. Brain tumors, the prevalence
and incidence is rare, but if your balance is suddenly not right, first time seizure in
adult, various disturbances or afflictions of the special senses. Sight, smell, hearing, taste, swallowing. These all need to be investigated. It’s become a little more
heartening and exciting, actually, to realize that some
lesions that used to be almost considered
inaccessible, and there wasn’t, quote, a lot you could
do for them, end quote, that now can be reached and
treated with a variety of, again, interventions that
medicine has to offer. – From all of us here at
Presbyterian St Luke’s, take a minute to talk
about cancer prevention. It just may save your life. (upbeat music)

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