The American Brain Tumor Association offers free, hour-long monthly webinars on topics of interest to brain tumor patients, families, and health care professionals. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience. If you can't attend an upcoming live webinar session, please register by clicking on the link at the bottom of each webinar description to receive a link to the recorded webinar afterwards.
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Understanding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma - Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST
Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is an uncommon benign tumor that is usually slow-growing and develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. Parts of this nerve directly influence one's balance and hearing. In a few cases, acoustic neuromas may grow quickly and become large enough to press against the brain. Pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in the ear and unsteadiness. Learn more about this condition from Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD, from the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Yale University School of Public Health. Dr. Claus will discuss who are impacted by an acoustic neuroma and current treatment options, including observation, surgery and stereotactic radiotherapy. She will also present the rationale, risks and benefits associated with each of these treatments. This session includes information about the latest acoustic neuroma patient trends provided by data at the National Cancer Institute. This webinar includes an interactive Q&A with Dr. Claus. Please make sure to enter a valid email when registering for this webinar to ensure you receive any additional information about the session. Following the live webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording. To register for Understanding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma webinar, click here.
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