Hi all -- I'm 4 weeks into this crazy dream, trying to figure out what to do about my tumor. I'm 59, tumor is 20 mm x 18 mm and up against my brain stem. Dr. Victor Tse, the Cyberknife doc, said he'd prefer to see a nice margin around the tumor, separating it from the brain stem, but that's not the case. He's recommending CK soon rather than after a 6 month pause followed by a 2nd MRI (I've only had the one that diagnosed me exactly a month ago today) because of the size which he called large. I know these things don't grow quickly. But I've gone from asymptomatic to tinnitus and facial numbness in 4 weeks. Balance problems for 2 years, hearing loss for 6 months. I'm still at 88% speech recognition on that side so I still have pretty good hearing. On the other hand, Allen Efron, microsurgeon, called the tumor small. And the third doctor I consulted with at Kaiser, Dr. Kung (head and neck), called it medium. It's so subjective. Who out that has been treated at Kaiser? I'd love to hear your experiences. This is all pretty scary. Thanks, everyone.