Neurological paraneoplastic disorders are a group of rare degenerative diseases linked to the body's immune system response to cancer. Symptoms include increasing difficulty with walking, balance, and speech, severe dizziness, loss of small motor skills, mental changes, and other neurological problems. The symptoms, which can vary from patient to patient, may precede the discovery of cancer by months or even years and patients may initially be misdiagnosed as suffering from a stroke, alcoholism, Parkinson's, and other diseases.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a paraneoplastic disorder, you have found the right place. This web site pulls together resources and information from a variety of sources to help you better understand what paraneoplastic disorders are, the treatment options available, and what lies ahead. Additionally, you may wish to join our Email discussion group for people affected by neurological paraneoplastic disorders.
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