These consultations are intended to offer the AN patient a wider view of their situation (size, placement) and the treatment options open to them. I would have went with radiation in a heartbeat but my AN (upon discovery via MRI) was far too large (4.5 cm). After having the tumor debulked (down to 2.5 cm), I did undergo irradiation, with no complications. While being briefed on the inherent risks with surgery and later, radiation (FSR), my age (63 at the time) was never mentioned. Probably because I was in excellent health and eager to proceed. It all ended quite well.
I trust your upcoming consultation will be informative and help you navigate the turbulent waters of AN treatment decision-making. We'll help whenever we can. We'll also look forward to learning the results of your consultation with Dr. Breneman.