58 yrs old university chemistry prof complains of amnesia,irritability,has family history 2 brothers died ..?
six years back his brothers died of duplicate illness(brain tumour) till now nothing indicates he have brain tumour ..
What you suggest?
Answer: I suggest you get an MRI, consider both T2 and functional modalities with and in need gadolinium, in order to look for soft tissue problems within the brain.
In the meantime do a complete physical to include auscultation of the carotids for bruits, auscultation of the heart for new murmurs, check vital signs for fever, check for blood electrolyte abnormalities, and check the urine for white blood cells and proteins.
That's what I suggest..
I suggest his docs rule-out a brain tumor!