I had two craniotomies and received radiation treatment in 1986 for a brainstem glioma. I still have follow-up MRIs and the results have always been “no significant interval change”. I do have either remaining tumor or scar tissue that shows on the scans, but, I’ve never investigated further. Although it’s been two decades since my treatments, I worry that my “tumor” might grow. What would be my options now if it does grow?
That would depend on how it grows and where within the brainstem it is located. All of the options still exist i.e. craniotomy, radiation, laser-assisted ablation but need to be weighed carefully in terms of the risk/benefit profile. Given that it has not grown in two decades, there is a good chance you have beat it.