Newly diagnosed with a meningioma. 2 opinions differ
Symptoms of headaches that wake me at night, ringing in the ears, oddly pretty auras, internal left eye pain and worsening vision lead to an MRI with contrast that found a meningioma just left of center next to the large central vein. Both doctors agree it is most likely benign, but differ on treatment. Since I am symptomatic the first doctor says surgery would be in order. The second doctor says because it is relatively small and typical of a benign meningioma, that we should watch and wait, with repeated MRI’s. His reasoning is at 62, the surgery is riskier than the symptoms and the likelihood of cancer. I have read some other entries in this group and apparently the watch and wait approach is common. I have to admit though it scares me a lot to leave something in there that they don’t know 100% is non-cancerous, and frankly the symptoms are not fun. Someone mentioned in a post from 2016 that I can send my MRI results to the Mayo Tumor Center and get their opinion. I am extremely interested in doing this. Can someone please send me the contact information so I can arrange it? Meanwhile I am having a mammogram next week to rule out breast cancer that can be found in some meningiomas.