Acoustic Neuroma Decision Tree
A PATIENT'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERY, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
See physician (a neurologist specialist) if possible.
Hearing test (audiogram and MRI with contrast should be performed to determine diagnosis.
Acoustic neuroma diagnosis
|1. Learn as much as possible about AN at www.ANAUSA.org.|
|2. Order free ANA information packet which includes the Willing to Talk list.|
|3. Contact others who have an AN.|
|4. Review all treatment options available based on the size of the tumor, its location, your age, symptoms,
status of hearing and overall health.
|5. After MRI, get copy on disk to share with other physicians when seeking additional opinions.|
|6. Consult with a minimum of two to four physicians, including a neurosurgeon, neurologist and radiation
|7. Consider physician who has substantial experience in treating acoustic neuroma, even if not in your
|8. Investigate health insurance coverage and determine which physicians/medical centers will take your
Patient works with medical team to choose best course of action:
Watch and Wait