• Brain tumors

    Asked by Psalm18_2 on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Brain tumors

    How many operations have you had for your metastic tumors in brain?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      When I was originally diagnosed back in October of 2010, I had three, small metastatic brain tumors. I had one gamma knife procedure that November for all three tumors. All three have responded to treatment and have not returned - neither have more tumors appeared. They keep a close eye on things so I get a brain MRI every three months.

      over 4 years ago
    • shhwee's Avatar

      I've only had three thankfully.
      I had my initial biopsy, which showed that complete removal was impossible.
      Then my incision fell apart so I needed plastic surgery to put it together.
      THEN I had to have a shunt placed.

      over 4 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar

      No metastases with mine, but three recurrences total, one of which did not require surgery. My first two craniotomies (in 1995 and 1996 respectively) were to debulk tumor. My second recurrence was in 2005 and involved 20 months of chemotherapy. The latest surgery in Spring 2011 (3rd recurrence) was much more intensive, as my right temporal lobe was completely removed. I hope they've removed as many body parts as are necessary because I have no desire to do this again!

      over 4 years ago

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