As most everyone knows, Ted Kennedy, who has been battling brain cancer, suffered a seizure at Barack Obama’s luncheon following his inauguration. When the news hit, Patient Power producers searched out an expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a sponsor of Patient Power, to find out more. Dr. Reid Thompson, Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery, took time out of his busy day to chat with Andrew about the connection between seizures and brain cancer.
Dr. Thompson explains why those with brain cancer would experience a seizure and what that could mean for the tumor. He talks about the different types of seizures and the various effects these episodes can have on the body. In this brief interview, Dr. Thompson highlights details of dealing with brain cancer and praises Senator Kennedy’s actions by going about his daily life and returning to the Senate. To quote Dr. Thompson, “You can have good quality of life with a diagnosis of a brain cancer, and I think he’s proving that.”
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