Category: Ask The Doctor Responses

I experienced two partial seizures that subsequently generalized

Question from Victoria: I am a 36 y.o. female in excellent physical shape , and generally well. In March of 2005, at age 34, I experienced two partial seizures that…

My Grandson, 15, has a tumor on his brainstem.

Question from Don: My Grandson, 15, has a tumor on his brainstem. It has remained dormant since its discovery 9 years ago. It has just started growing again, and his…

I have a TSH Pituitary tumor and have been operated on 3 times!

Question from "frustrated" I have become very frustrated and I am looking for some answers. I have a TSH Pituitary tumor and have been operated on 3 times! I am…

I had my first surgery for a 3cm non-functioning adenoma

Question from Steve: I had my first surgery for a 3cm non-functioning adenoma(debulk only)in 2003 and a second surgery that was deemed a gross total resection this past june,2006-according to…

My 78 year old mother has had multiple myeloma for 5 years

Question from Ron My 78 year old mother has had multiple myeloma for 5 years and it has been under control until recently. She had pain in her upper back…

I have a single inoperable breast cancer metastasis in my skull.

I have a single inoperable breast cancer metastasis in my skull. For me, tumor markers have always been reliable and initiated the search for this lesion. I had gamma knife…

I used to have auras after the surgery, now I have nothing

Question from gammagirl: I had gks in 2001 at UVA for MTLE. The doc says that I still have a "nub" of a scar up there. I am taking 5000…

My father is a 2 year GBM survivor.

Question from Ang: My father is a 2 year GBM survivor. His most recent MRI reveals a 2 mm area in the frontoparietal region that is on the opposite of…

My husband was recently diagnosed with a facial nerve schwannoma

Question from Gem: My husband was recently diagnosed with a facial nerve schwannoma (per the radiologist's MRI report) with a "size of 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm lobulated, enhancing…

I am a 33 year old female, diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease

Question from Dana: I am a 33 year old female, diagnosed with Cushing's Disease in 2002. I had transsphenoidal surgery to remove the pituitary tumor which seemed to cure the…