Neurological Complications Service

Occasionally cancers can cause neurological complications such as weakness, dizziness or visual disturbance. These symptoms may occur in anyone and may have an entirely benign cause.

However, such symptoms probably need to be investigated and we can assess and diagnose a potential problem rapidly, same day if necessary, with access to appropriate radiological tests. Our specialist oncologist in neurological care would be available to advise on best treatment of a cancer-related cause.

We have good access also to specialist neurosurgery advice and treatment, if required.

Some cytotoxic drugs used to treat common cancers can also cause nerve damage and these complications can be assessed and possibly made easier by altering the drug regimen or the doses of the likely candidate drugs causing the problem.