Hi all, a relative of mine is 65 year old. Eight month ago he was diagnosed with glioma grade II through MRI. (Back then he was nauseated and taken to ER.) He has been on anti-seizure since. It appears that the medication has the control, as he has no other symptoms other than occasional dizzy. he is able to drive and perform almost all regular activities without challenges. But doctors consider him a high risk patient, because of (1) his age and (2) glioma ‘s size / location. A lot of homework was done, including communicating with neuro-sugions and neuro-oncologists (in Mayo and outside). Different opinions were given on the treatment plan. Mayo seems more aggressive and suggests resection, whereas another medical team in other (also quite prestigious) medical center strongly suggested biopsy followed by chemo+radiation because of the high risky level in operation.
I wonder if there are any similar situations on the Connect. If yes, how was the risk taken into consideration prior to surgery? I have seen many discussions on treatment after resection, but couldn’t find the risky operation itself. Are there any occasions that the patients were permanently impacted / paralyzed due to resection?The family has been debating over months long on taking resection or not… Any inputs are greatly appreciated.