| | Diagnosis: Vagal Schwannoma
Technically considered a brain tumor, even though it is in my neck. It is attached to the number 10 cranial (vagus) nerve. The mass measures approximately 3.5 x 2.8 x 5.3 cm in greatest dimensions, it is benign. It is beginning to affect my voice, I am hoarse most of the time. My question is given how rare they are, there is NO information online to provide an alternative treatment method to stop/destroy the tumor. I have one doctor who wants to remove it surgically, I have another who wants to use CyberKnife, (Radio Surgery) another doctor who wants to do nothing but to wait and see the rate of growth. I do not know how long I have had it, since I just discovered it.
Threads: 806,078, Posts: 4,591,517, Members: 855,980 Current Board Stats. Just one other post, (2/11) and no responses speaks to the rarity.I just hoped maybe someone could help me make a decision, or better yet an alternative method (juicing, acupuncture, energy healing). Thanks in advance. There is a lot of good info on this board, maybe someone can help me.
Last edited by lostnnyc; 04-10-2012 at 01:32 PM.