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The Neck Pain Associated with Occipital Neuralgia by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 07 May 2010 12:00am 7 Comments Ever get pain in the back on your head and neck, specifically at the base of the neck? This muscles here are called the suboccipital muscles collectively, and when there is pain here, the term is occipital neuralgia. What is the Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia refers to having pain and muscle spasms that come specifica ... Read on »
Brain Tumor? by Moshura's Sister Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Sep 2011 12:00am Marco's tumor is located in the left occipital lobe It's been very hard to come in here and try to write. I know many of you have a lot of question one being....What happened? Labor Day weekend was coming up and the plans were to buy Matthew a boogie ... Read on »
First report of a primary intracerebral angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:59pm The esteemed Dr. Chad DeFrain provided me with a case report from the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (2008;32:478–484) which describes the first reported case of a primary intracerebral angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. The relatively large tumor was located in the left occipital lobe. A team led by Dr. Arie Perry at Washington Universit ... Read on »
Blood and Oxygen Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage by A. Brewster S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:24pm Monday, I ended up in the ER. I had just gotten home from the Y and was making breakfast (sausage biscuits from MAC!) for my grandson, when my vision started to split in half. My grandson became one half and then disappeared (in my line of vision, of course) I also began seeing flashing lights (an aura, I found out later). Not one t ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
The Grace of Wonderful Eyesight by A. Brewster S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:24pm I have been blessed with wonderful eyesight. I was well past forty before I even needed reading glasses. And after my surgery my eyesight retained its pure 20/20 vision. This was miraculous considering the fact that the tumor was located on my left occipital lobe, the place where vision begins. The only problem I had right after surgery an ... Read on »
Looking Out for Yourself by A. Brewster S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 11:24am Next month will mark my third year anniversary of my diagnosis with the meningioma on my left occipital lobe.  For those not in the know, this was a brain tumor.  I underwent brain surgery in October of 2007 and made a good recovery. I have to say, though, it is not without its afterthoughts, and fears, this recovery of mine.  All of the com ... Read on »
Relatives of people with brain tumors at higher risk for developing the same type of tumor by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 5:07pm A new study by researchers at the University of Utah found that people with a family history of cancerous brain tumors appear to be at higher risk of developing the same kind of tumors compared to people with no such family history. The researchers reviewed the medical records of 1,401 people from Utah with primary brain tumors -- either gliob ... Read on »
MUC-1 Tumor Antigen Agonist Epitopes for Enhancing T-cell Responses to Human Tumors by nih.gov Posted Mon 26 Mar 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The MUC-1 tumor associated antigen has been shown to be overexpressed and/or underglycosylated in a wide range of human cancers. The C-terminus region of MUC-1 (MUC-1C) has been shown to be an oncogene and has been associated with a more aggressive phenotype in several different cancers. Scienti ... Read on »
What is the relative prevalence of CNS metastases versus primary tumors?: Simple question, complex answer by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 4:14pm During the pre-exam pathology review session at my medical school, one of the students asked about the relative incidence of metastases to the CNS versus primary CNS neoplasms. I answered that metastases are ten times more common than primary tumors. After the presentation, a colleague in the audience pointed out to me that the current issue of ... Read on »