I Have a Brain Tumor, Can It Be Removed? (with Edjah Nduom, MD)

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I Have a Brain Tumor, Can It Be Removed? (with Edjah Nduom, MD)

May 28, 2024

I Have a Brain Tumor, Can It Be Removed? (with Edjah Nduom, MD)

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BRAIN TUMORS! We try to keep it simple here on YDF, but today it IS brain surgery!

We are rounding out Brain Tumor Awareness Month! Building on our conversation last week with Alyx Porter, MD, re: how to know if you could have a tumor, this episode focuses on the other side of the conversation. Let’s explore treatment! More specifically, answering the question, “I have a brain tumor, can you remove it?”

Cue our UNBELIEVABLE guest, Neurosurgical Oncologist, Edjah Nduom, MD, FAANS!

  • Dr. Nduom is the Daniel Louis Barrow Endowed Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine.
  • He serves as Leader of the Brain Tumors Disease Group for Winship Cancer Institute.
  • He has held numerous national and international roles in the neurosurgical and brain tumor community, including Founder and Diasporan Board Member for the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa, Scientific Program Chair for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Brain Tumor Society.
  • He is also accomplished in basic, translational, and clinical research, developing new immune therapy treatments for malignant brain tumors.
  • Dr. Nduom’s clinical specialty is the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumors.

Topics covered in today’s episode:

What are common types of brain tumors and their treatment options?

What kind of specialist should you see if you are diagnosed with a brain tumor? Should you get a second opinion?

Which tumors should be surgically removed?

Should people get routine brain or body scans to look for brain tumors?

What are common surgical techniques for removing brain tumors?

Are brain tumor surgeries done while the patient is awake?

Does brain tumor DNA typing help to guide treatment?

And much, much more!

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