Posted on October 30, 2007

Experts: Hispanics Especially Vulnerable to Brain Tumors

Rosa Flores, KVUE-TV (Austin), October 26, 2007


Brain tumors are among the deadliest of all forms of cancers.

And doctors say Hispanics who contract this disease are especially vulnerable to its consequences.

“The Hispanic community, especially those who many not speak English well may have even a more difficult time,” said Dr. Pamela New, Neurology Director at the Methodist Neurological Institute. “Some has to do with Socioeconomic status, some has to do with their the culture.”

The most common symptoms include: Headaches, weakness, difficulty coordinating hands or feet and difficulty speaking.