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  • Question: My daughter (32) just had an MRI yesterday. The doctor was looking to see what might be causing her sinus and droopy eye problem. She also has had headaches, nausea, and numbness in the right side of her face. MRI showed a small mass on the right side of the brain (I am guessing near her temple, but do not know). She is sending her to see a neurosurgeon. After reading a lot on the web, I am getting really scared. Can you tell me how will they diagnose what kind of tumor it is? I am guessing biopsy? Is this correct and what kind of complications can happen with this?
  • Answer:03/04/2007
    Your daughter should allow surgery or another opinion to take place only with a neurosurgeon who sees and operates on at least 50 patients per year. Judgment is involved here. See www.virtualtrials.com and www.survivingbraincancer.com for additional information before any surgery.
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