Might have a brain tumor. Should I get a second opinion?

Posted by Karl @Karl, Oct 17, 2015

Hello. Well….I am 52 and found out yesterday that i have something going on in my brain…. The neurosurgeon wasn’t sure, but thought it looked like a Glioma from the MRI. He recommends an open biopsy ASAP to confirm and to allow him to visualize the area. Right now i am in the absorbing stage and looking for suggestions on whether to proceed with him, or immediately assume the worst and escalate to requesting an appointment at Mayo Clinic.


Hi Jackie -Welcome. I am also a brain tumor survivor, though I do not have a glioma. However, I do have a VP shunt. Is that the same kind of shunt you have? Mine is for hydrocephalus caused by my tumor, which was actually an acoustic neuroma.

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Mine was an acoustic neuroma. It was in the CP angle next to the brain stem.

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From my humble experiences in medical field, I am not sure if all the cases need similar treatments, but many complications and negative expectations can be resulted from the psychological and the medical (physical) effects of the disease process and the conducted procedures on the person’s body parts. Also I am not sure about what people tell and that is there is a hospital in China get the patient to the final stages of curable treatment. The number of the hospital as they mentioned and I am not sure if is correct, you can check with your doctor.00862034471288. Wish you ladies getting well soon!

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