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What is Leptomeningeal Metastases?

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The leptomeninges are the membranes lining the spinal cord and brain. The inner two meninges, which doctors refer to as arachnoid and the pia mater, circulates the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Cancer in this location has different names, including leptomeningeal metastases (LM), carcinomatous meningitis, and neoplastic meningitis. Cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from other parts of the body through the blood vessels, or directly from the bones of the spine.

Leptomeningeal metastases are uncommon, but they are serious complications of cancer, including melanoma, breast cancer, and lung cancer. In the United States, as little as 1 to as much as 8 percent of cancer patients are diagnosed with leptomeningeal disease each year, with approximately 110,000 cases per year.

Symptoms of Leptomeningeal Metastases

Signs of leptomeningeal metastases result from cancer cells blocking the normal exits for CSF, which causes fluid buildup and increased pressure in the brain. As such, someone with LM may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Vision changes
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Lack of coordination in your arms and legs
  • Seizures
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

LM can also disturb nerves exiting the brain, causing:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

Speak with your doctor if you notice any changes in your health and body. Although having one or more of these symptoms does not always mean you have LM, they could indicate a different health concern, including:

  • Brain metastases
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Viral meningitis
  • Fungal meningitis
  • Toxic or metabolic encephalopathy
  • Epidural or extramedullary spinal metastases
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Sarcoidosis

Diagnostic Tests for Leptomeningeal Metastases

Early diagnosis is key to improving your LM prognosis and life expectancy. The following tests play a role in determining if you have leptomeningeal metastases:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Lumbar puncture or spinal tap
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow study

Why Choose Us for Alternative Leptomeningeal Metastases Treatments?

Our LM treatments here at New Hope Unlimited are strategically designed by a team of experts in cancer, medicine, and holistic healing methods. Our certified medical professionals, who additionally practice alternative medicine, plan treatment programs based on patient-specific needs. We utilize a team approach to deliver comprehensive care with fewer side effects than mainstream medicine, focusing on both the patient’s physical and psychological healing. Click here to learn more about our treatment strategy.

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Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.

To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.

Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.

Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

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FAQs

1. What specific treatments does New Hope offer?

Aromatherapy and infrared sauna detoxification are examples of treatments we offer, both of which may help to relieve unwanted pain associated with LM. Click here to learn more about our leptomeningeal metastases alternative treatments.

2. Am I too old for leptomeningeal metastases alternative treatments?

Absolutely not! There is no age limit to beating LM, especially since malignant diseases are more common in older men and women. Alternative cancer treatments do not discriminate and benefit both younger and older patients.

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