Board Certified San Diego Neurosurgeon Vik Udani MD

Neurosurgery Blog:  Education for Patients

Glioblastoma and Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain has been recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma arises from star-shaped cells in the brain called Astrocytes. The tumor is highly malignant because of its ability to invade and destroy normal brain tissue. There are 12,000 new cases of Glioblastomy annually in the United States. 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May was Brain Tumor Awareness Month and Doctor Udani is passionate about the surgical treatment of brain and spine tumors.  

Tumors of the central and peripheral nervous systems can present with a variety of symptoms, including headaches, seizures, speech problems, visual disturbances, sensory changes, or weakness in the arms and legs.

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