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- Question: I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, had a biopsy done, and they said they cannot operate on it. It is right above my optic nerve and does not appear to be affecting me neurologically yet. They basically gave us three options: go in for another biopsy because the first gave us barely any information, do radiation to shrink it right away but there are some risks to that, or wait until it starts affecting me neurologically before starting any treatment. What are the benefits of all of these? I am so confused.
I suggest a second opinion at a major brain tumor center near you. Look at either www.virtualtrials.com or the website/book below.
Paul M. Zeltzer MD