#MayoClinicNeuroChat on Brain Tumors

Fri, Feb 3, 2017
9:30am to 10:00am ET

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Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Sujay Vora, radiation oncologist, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona talk about:

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I am registered. My questions for the Drs
1). Do you have a interventional Neuro radiologist that has experience doing Meningioma brain tumors embolization as stand alone treatment for tumors that are too dangerous for surgery or radiation. My tumor location is cerebello pontine angel right side extends along the foramen jugulars towards caudal andvparcisl growth in sinusvsigmoideus on right side. My tumor was embolized (95% of feeders) in 2012 at University hospital in Zurich by a interventional Neuro radiologist. Tumor shrunk 20% and no new growth. prof Valavanis has been very successful at this I am watch & wait if tumor starts to grow or new feeders developed I will need tumor embolization again. I now live in Ft Lauderdale permanently so I need to find a Dr in USA with experience at this. Seems not well known here in USA or I just have not found right Drs? Can you help me. Thank you.

@lindalb

I am registered. My questions for the Drs
1). Do you have a interventional Neuro radiologist that has experience doing Meningioma brain tumors embolization as stand alone treatment for tumors that are too dangerous for surgery or radiation. My tumor location is cerebello pontine angel right side extends along the foramen jugulars towards caudal andvparcisl growth in sinusvsigmoideus on right side. My tumor was embolized (95% of feeders) in 2012 at University hospital in Zurich by a interventional Neuro radiologist. Tumor shrunk 20% and no new growth. prof Valavanis has been very successful at this I am watch & wait if tumor starts to grow or new feeders developed I will need tumor embolization again. I now live in Ft Lauderdale permanently so I need to find a Dr in USA with experience at this. Seems not well known here in USA or I just have not found right Drs? Can you help me. Thank you.

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Thank you for your question Linda. While the doctors won’t be able to speak to the specifics of your case directly, we can ask them your fundamental question:
“Is tumor embolization used as a stand alone treatment for meningiomas? Is this done at Mayo Clinic?”

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I would like to join

@pennie

I would like to join

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Great Pennie,
All you have to do is return to this page Fri. Feb 3 at 9:30 Central Time. (Find the time in your timezone http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) The video will play at the top of the page.
If you would like to get an email reminder the day before and 1 hour before, sign up here: http://mayocl.in/2jzocXW

Do you have a question you would like to ask the doctors?

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I’d like to invite you to join us Friday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. CT (7:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. ET) right here on Connect for a live Q&A about brain tumors with Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Sujay Vora, radiation oncologist, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Hey Coleen, I got your e mail about the tumor session Friday. Unfortunately I will be working those hours and cannot attend. Any chance I could view a recording later,???

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@rosesareredmylove2016

Hey Coleen, I got your e mail about the tumor session Friday. Unfortunately I will be working those hours and cannot attend. Any chance I could view a recording later,???

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Yes, indeed. The session will be recorded and available to view anytime on this page.

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Hi! I would like to know if either doctors have had experience with treating polycystic astrocytomas in adults? I would also like to ask Doctor Vora if he has treated a third ventricle tumor? Would he use proton radiation?

I have a 3.5 cm meningioma with mass effect on my brainstem and sits 1mm from my optic nerve. This was discovered as a result of trigeminal nerve pain in my jaw. I underwent 6 weeks of IMRT 5 years ago. My question is what if any long term effects from IMRT are there–and what if anything can be done to avoid them?

Thank you all for taking time out of your day to do this. I was diagnosed in May of 2015 and feel like I’m swimming in an ocean without direction.

Welcome Chuck. Do you see the video at the top of the page?

@colleenyoung

Welcome Chuck. Do you see the video at the top of the page?

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Yes my wife and I are listening/watching it

I have had Radiation and Chemo and am on Temodar now. Should I come to the Mayo for a second opinion?

@lindalb

I am registered. My questions for the Drs
1). Do you have a interventional Neuro radiologist that has experience doing Meningioma brain tumors embolization as stand alone treatment for tumors that are too dangerous for surgery or radiation. My tumor location is cerebello pontine angel right side extends along the foramen jugulars towards caudal andvparcisl growth in sinusvsigmoideus on right side. My tumor was embolized (95% of feeders) in 2012 at University hospital in Zurich by a interventional Neuro radiologist. Tumor shrunk 20% and no new growth. prof Valavanis has been very successful at this I am watch & wait if tumor starts to grow or new feeders developed I will need tumor embolization again. I now live in Ft Lauderdale permanently so I need to find a Dr in USA with experience at this. Seems not well known here in USA or I just have not found right Drs? Can you help me. Thank you.

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My Question was not answered. I really would like to know if Mayo Clinic does have a Interventional Neuro Radiologist that has experience with brain tumor embolization as a stand alone treatment and if so the name of the Dr and how many procedures of this type he does per year. Can some one answer this question for me? THank You!

@chuck58201

I have had Radiation and Chemo and am on Temodar now. Should I come to the Mayo for a second opinion?

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Hi Chuck,
If you would like to seek a second opinion from Mayo Clinic, please contact the campus of your choice using the contact information on this page http://mayocl.in/2jGPdO7

What type of tumor do you have? I’d like to connect you with other members.

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