Brain tumour removal concerns

Hi everyone,

i have been diagnosed with a grade II oligodendroglioma in the frontal lobe of my brain, it is quite big. The doctors have offered me surgery and think they can remove up to 50-70% of the tumour. 

I am very scared about the possible side effects this surgery poses and have initially said no. But now I’m starting to think I maybe should go for it!? 

It does extend quite far into my brain and I understand why not all of it can be removed, but I can’t help thinking that as it is a slow growing tumour that removing some or most of it would be better than none!? 

Does anyone have experience of anything similar and can advise me? 

Many thanks

Lydia

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    It's natural to have concerns around surgery and at the end of the day only you can decide whether to go ahead or not. However, it can be very useful to hear about other people's experiences and although you haven't had any replies in this group you have had a reply to your post in the brain cancer group. If you haven't seen it yet clicking here will take you straight there.

    Wishing you all the best with your decision

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