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2nd Opinion Neurosurgeon Appointment

Posted Aug 07 2009 7:15pm
This afternoon I had my 2nd Opinion Neurosurgeon Appointment.

He was very informative about tumors. He also said that it had been there for some years now. He is unsure what grade the tumor is exactly but he was leaning towards a grade 2 Astrocytoma at this stage based on my age and gender.

He said the symptoms that I thought I had been having are not related in anyway to this tumor, as my migraines have been on the right side not the left where the tumor is located.

He said that he can not guarantee there would be no major effects i.e paralysis etc as it is a risk with brain surgeries. He added that there would be 3% risk factor for the surgery and that it was close to my speech area.

He said that as it is a private hospital I could have the surgery asap.

Received my quote for surgery on the way out of appointment, but he did give me some more names of other Neurosurgeon's if I would like to seek yet another opinion.

At this stage I am unsure which way to go as I was very happy with the 1st Opinion. Will be having my PET Scan tomorrow and get the results from that and the EEG Thursday night, so I still have some thinking time.
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