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Treatment Options => Radiation / Radiosurgery => Topic started by: gary.s on January 02, 2018, 07:09:22 pm

Title: Does Facial numbness reduce after Gamma Knife
Post by: gary.s on January 02, 2018, 07:09:22 pm
I have been in the watch and wait group since diagnosis January 2017. My right sided tumor is 1.9 cm x 1.4 cm and my hearing in that ear is essentially non-functional. Just curious if the facial nerve problems such as numbness and inability to taste will go away after tumor shrinkage due to Gamma Knife radiation. It seems like pressure on the facial nerve should be reduced when the tumor shrinks. Thanks for your help.