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Meningioma: Anyone else? I'm frightened

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@may04tamtam

Yes, I was diagnosed with one in 2019. Unfortunately, the discovery came too late to spare the damage to my optic nerve and vision. It had grown wrapped around my optic nerve sheath, so the doctors wouldn’t even biopsy it, much less perform surgery to remove it. I ended up undergoing 28 daily radiation treatments to kill the tumor. It did not restore my vision, but it is not currently growing. For reference, I was 55 when diagnosed.

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Hi, sorry to hear about your vision. My doctors keep telling me that my meningioma is tiny and is taking the wait and see approach. I'm a little nervous about knowing it's there and it could cause problems. I know my vision has changed and have to wear stronger glasses all the time. I guess I'll just wait and keep an eye on it. I also have a pituitary adenoma that I am watching. Glad to hear it is not growing!