What are Brain Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 6875 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Brain Cancer Surgeries

Re-excision Surgery, Lymph Node Removal, Craniotomy, Lobectomy

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

January 10th, 1996. Staten Island University Hospital
Surgery performed on 3/2/07 - full tumor was removed and biopsied. It came back maligant, GBM WHO Stage 4, which is terminal within a few months.
10/06 resection he is no longer the man I married tumor was in left temporal lobe
Resection of tumor in left frontal lobe. DATE: 22 NOV 2005 SIDE EFFECTS: Short term memory loss, headaches, hightened hearing, sensitivity to light, lots of anger
Inoperable
Oct 06, left-frontal lobe. I had a lot of problems but the one I will shake my head about is: the doc shaved my head. Before going into surgery. he said he would only shave where he was cutting. When I woke up, I found he shaved half of my head. I had long hair! The major side effect is: I now have major headaches. I am in pain every single day! It is never ending. At night time, it is even worse.
Biopsy done and shes never been the same. Not a candidate for recession
2 brain surgeries. mediport. spinal catheter. feeding tube. lung cath.
craniotomy on 1/30/09 with ability to speak better immediately but still needs lots of speech therapy.
spinal fluid re-routed in brain
had 2 tumors removed from brain, still have them in brain and lungs
3 surgeries- right parietal lobe
Mom had resection of tumor
My tumor is inoperable since it's in the middle of my thalmus. There had trouble just getting the biopsy.
Oct 8th 2008 Reading Pa Sept 23rd 2009 Balt MD
Resection, June 2007, Minimal Side Effects Resection, June 2009, Loss use of Left eye lid
Right sided Retromastoid craniotomy/ Excision of CP angle tomour done in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7, 2009. Side Effects: Right facial palsy, right trigeminal dysfunction, and right hearing loss.
1/12/10-Brain Biopsy, headaches 2/22/10-Partial Tumor Resection, loss of finding words (certain names of things. people, places), Severe headaches, short term memory problems. Undergoing Speech therapy
Emergency brain surgery on June 12, 2004 After surgery Michael had a stroke. Now uses a walker.
May 6, 2005 Total Gross Resection
I was woke and had to talk and stay woke during the whole surgery. January 17,2010, 5 hours. weakness,less appetite,and fatigue.
07/26/2010- remvoved whole tumor, no side effects
Craniotomy and resection on 12/1/2010
Surgery: Craniotomy at Right Temporal Love for full tumour removal Date: October 21, 2010 Hospital Stay: 4 days Side Effects: Initially the pressure in my head was really bad but that was due to swelling of the brain from surgery and I was on steroids to control that. The steroids that I was on however gave me major hallucinations to the point that I tried escaping the hospital on one occassion. This of course was controlled by a dosage change when it was brought to the attention of my attending physicians. 4 months post surgery:I still get horrible headaches. I find that it hurts to lay back and put full pressure on my head at night and many mornings I wake up with headaches. I was informed that this is normal and will last for some time so really you just have to learn some coping techniques to get by. I sometimes still get what I call "skull pain" that feels like there is pressure around where the incision was but that again is normal. 6 months post surgery: I am no longer getting headaches and only get a pressure behind my right eye when the Barometric pressure changes.
Biopsy 2/15/08 Partial tumor extraction 5/15/08
1.2 cm tumour was removed on July 6th. Had multiple seizures on the day after surgery and temporarily lost mobility of my left arm.
Craniatomy May 2011
Surgery was May 5th. side effects were just normal for the healing process. Weakness, dizziness (tumor was sitting on the equilibrium), lots of headaches that I still get, sunburn on my chest, ears felt funny...
After sugery I just had to keep the would clean. Very forgetful after surgery and was put on disablity after surgery.
First removeal was on April 13, 2011 - he was told it did not look like cancer or anything that would ever grow back and to go home and relax! Second surgery August 15th tumor was the size of a golf ball. Surgeon had pathology results of cancer on August 25th 2011 but it was not told to him until his family dr finally got the pathology and called him in on October 6th 2011. Told him it was Stage III anaplastic glioma ... later find out that it is stage IV.
Biopsy - 11/22/11 - Surgical staple dropped into 3rd ventricle Came out of biopsy surgery with complete left sided paralysis.
Needle biopsy of brain tumor. I chose to stay awake during the procedure.
Surgery took place at Albert Einstein 4-3-12. Able to get more than 90% out but prelim path report said stage 4 cancer
Tumour Resection & Craniotomy - November 25, 2011 - She stuttered, eyes weak and struggled with walking Central Venous Line Insertion - Dec. 16
Right fronto-parietal craniotomy and complete macroscopic excision of extra-axial tumour. 24/08/2012 The surgery was predicted to take all day but only lasted 3 hours and the surgeon was able to remove the whole tumour without causing any damage to my brain =)
There were 2 options per the Neurosurgeon. 1) Do a craniotomy and try to get most of it out 2) biopsy / shunt. Because my Father is 80 yrs old, he was a high risk. We as a family opt for #2 then proceed with chemo/rad.
In August, after diagnosis... I underwent the Gamma Knife surgery. The only time that freaked me out was when they were screwing the frame in & in walked someone with a handheld manual screwdriver. It was a little frustrating, and scary. Other than that, it went well. Some pain & dizziness afterwards..
removed 85% from right frontal lobe about 4 weeks ago. 20/11/2012. no pain but a very strange experience. felt very detached from myself for 3weeks and very tired and forgetful. seem to be wearing off but still need lots of sleep!
Craniotomy June 7, 2013. Only partial resection and biopsy. Very little of the tumor was able to be removed. The side-effects from the surgery lasted for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. I think maybe even as long as 8 weeks. Lack of balance, sadness, facial tics, headaches, night-sweats, insomnia.
Gross total resection on nov 29,2013- fatigue, shaved head on the right side
30/01/2014 iMRI @ queens square London
I have had two craniotomy's. The first was just after diagnosis on 10/02/2012 and the second was after they found a recurrence and was performed on 03/05/2014
I have a piece of my skull missing and I have nerve damage which effects my left arm and hand.
tremors in hands, arms and legs
Tumor removal through surgery. She suffered from seizures, a skull fracture, kidney stones, headaches, severe short term memory loss, hallucinations, left sided weakness, and more.
Surgery on 9/9/16, no side affects except numb and itchy incision site
Craniotomy 6/17/16
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and biopsy Jan 31st 2012
12/28/2016
Had 2 surgeries for removal in the left frontal lobe. 1/2006 and 10/2009. First surgery - extremely tired. 2nd surgery - extremely tired as well; because surgeon had to take more out affected my speaking - couldn't speak for 4 days but came back fine.
2/10/2018 brain surgery on right front lob area
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