ANA recommends treatment from a medical team with substantial acoustic neuroma experience.
The size of your tumor, the location of it, your age, your symptoms, your hearing and your overall health play a role in making a treatment decision. Patients with tumors 2.5 cm or smaller generally are good candidates for radiosurgery. If microsurgery is a choice, there are three different approaches to be considered. If the tumor is very small, and you have minimal symptoms, you may choose to observe it over time to see if it grows. There are benefits and risks to all treatment options. We also recommend that you get several opinions so you can feel more confident about the treatment you choose.
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