Astrocytoma: Opting for Surgery
An MRI 8/5/19 showed a lesion on my right optic nerve. The effect of the lesion has been evidence since March of this year approx 9mths. Since first MRI in August I’ve had another MRI and CT scan (no diagnosis) and 2 consults with neurosurgeon.
Effects are – I have double vision when driving and when I look out at a 45deg angle.
My surgeon says a biopsy is only way to determine cancerous or non-cancerous. So if I’m having a biopsy he may as well remove the lesion at same time.
I have 2 options – radiation or surgery
At this stage I’m opting for surgery.