Hi! I hate for you to use the word scared. We all on this forum to support you and give you information and help you out. Your tumor is still small and slow growing. Gather your information here. I'm not from Michigan, so can't answer your question. I'm from Maryland and got four opinions: one in New York, one at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles which didn't requre me going to Los Angeles at all, just sending my CD of my MRI to the doctor that answered the phone when I called for information and I emailed by scanning the radiology report also. The doctor's name was Rick Friedman...very well known and nice and thororugh, even called me up on the phone with a recommendation as to which surgery he would recommend.
Go to Dr. Telian and listen to him, find out how many surgeries he's done on AN patients and what he recommends for you, then go gather some other opinions in your area so that you are knowledgeable and not scared....Remember: Knowledge is POWER!!!
Mei Mei We're here for you!!!