• Im looking for some experienced advice on gamaknife . my tumor is on my left visual lobe afecting my eyesight,..

    Asked by kulaken on Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Im looking for some experienced advice on gamaknife . my tumor is on my left visual lobe afecting my eyesight,..

    20 bouts of rad, it has shrunk in half , this procedure is sposed to be extremely accurate , but the dr's still seem concerned about damaging some good tissue and more of my eye sight , was diagnosed back in Aug , of 11, anybody have any experience with this procedure ? extraction is the last possible move .

    3 Answers from the Community

    • KarenG_WN's Avatar
      KarenG_WN

      Hi,

      We have several people affected by brain cancer, so I am sure someone will be able to help. I'm going to see if I can find someone to give you some insight.

      Thanks,
      Karen

      over 5 years ago
    • momsofzeck's Avatar
      momsofzeck

      Hey I had brain surgeries of 2 and, shunt surgeries of 5. My eyelids were paralyzed after the surgery. Try radiation first because no body can guarantee your tumor will go perfectly or will not come back. I still refuse radiation because I am scared it might affect healthy cells. I learned to live like this... ( after 5 yrs)

      over 5 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar
      RuthAnne

      I had the gamma knife procedure at the end of 2010 for three spots of brain metastasis. I have very good luck with the procedure. One month afterward, all of my spots were gone and none have returned or grown. I have a brain MRI every three months and am told that if there's any new growth, I'll have another procedure. It never hurts to get a second opinion.

      over 5 years ago

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