I saw my neurosurgeon today, Nov 2nd. My meningioma tumor is growing causing headaches and more vision loss in my left eye. My neurosurgeon is surprised that the tumor grew that much in just 2 years after craniotomy.
My Dr recommends Gamma Knife radiation or an aggressive 2nd surgery. My tumor is wrapped around my carotid artery and optic nerve but he wants to try and remove most of it. He said it would be a risky surgery with possible brain bleed or stroke.
He said that the tumor will not shrink with the radiation but will stabilize it. I am leaning towards the Gamma Knife but wanted some advice.
I have headaches everyday, would the radiation help with the headaches since it's not shrinking the tumor? Will the tumor still grow after radiation at some point and if so can I do radiation again?? I'm just a little overwhelmed at the moment and just need some advice from people who have gone through this.