What is a Neuro-oncologist?
A neuro-oncologist is similar to a neurologist; in fact, a neurologist may double as a neuro-oncologist.
Neuro-oncologists treat and diagnose brain tumors in the nervous system. They manage benign and malignant brain tumors, specifying which ones need treatment and which ones do not. These doctors understand the types of tumors, and that each tumor is different (even if it is the same kind of tumor).
When you go to a neuro-oncologist, they will supply you with many things. They give you the details of your child's tumor and your options from thereon out.
It is important that you follow up with your neuro-oncologist. They have a similar role as your neurologist; however, they have a deeper understanding of brain tumors.
*neuro: brain onc: tumor ology: study of
neuro-oncology: study of brain tumors
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