A local neurologist is a physician who focusing on treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord and its peripheral muscles and nerves. Because neurologic complications can cause problems in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer, some men with prostate cancer may work with a local neurologist. A neurologist may work with patients who have a migraine disorder, who have experienced a stroke or have spinal stenosis. If your local family physician feels that you may benefit from working with a local neurologist, they can refer you.
A local neurologist may do further testing, which may include blood tests, a physical exam, musculoskeletal ultrasound or urine testing. If you’d like more information on how a local neurologist can benefit you, talk to your local family physician or oncologist. A local oncologist is a doctor who treats patients with various types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Depending on the type of cancer you have, a local oncologist may recommend radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or active surveillance.