I know from time to time others hop on the AN site to find out info about different kinds of tumors. I'm now doing the same. I have a good friend who had stroke like symptoms - his vision flashed and was sort of 'blacking out.' He has a 2cm tumor on his occipital lobe (or in it, not sure).
He wanted some advice from me with my 1.6cm AN, removed by translab. His doctor wants to do a biopsy (requiring drilling in his head a one inch hole, a 3 day hospital stay) but someone else (not a doc) suggested he check into GK.
I don't think our tumors are alike, but I gave him advice that we give on here - get a 2nd opinion (his doc wants to move fast on this, which may be necessary), and check how many of these types of surgeries the doctor has done. Also, I told them that I believe with GK or radiation, tumor size has an impact on whether they can do it or not.
We live in the DC area and I suggested Hopkins or Univ of MD.
Unfortunately, he doens't have a 'name' or forum he can go to for questions, help, support. I told him this AN forum is the greatest and if anyone can jump in with answers or experience with this type of thing, they will