BY Ehab Hanna, M.D.

As a surgeon, I am motivated by the challenge skull base tumors represent — both their complexity and the impact that they have on our patients. Because not that long ago, many of these tumors were considered incurable.

Before skull base surgery was developed as a field, neurosurgeons would go as low as they could go, and head and neck surgeons would go as high as they could go. Both would stop at the skull base — the bony platform...

Skull base tumor expert Ehab Hanna, M.D.

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Even when Shannon Long found out that she had an acoustic neuroma, a type of benign brain tumor, her gratitude never wavered.

“I was...

BY India Ogazi and Laura Nathan-Garner

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor, which means it isn’t cancerous. It begins in the Schwann cells of the vestibular nerve, which is associated with balance. It generally affects hearing and balance.

Although acoustic neuromas are benign, these tumors can be dangerous if they grow large and press against the brainstem or brain.

We recently spoke with Paul W. Gidley, M.D., to learn more about acoustic neuroma symptoms, diagnosis...

BY Paula Johnson

At age 64, one would expect to have some hearing loss, but mine seemed to be failing faster than most.

A year earlier, I had obtained...

BY Keaton Nye

In summer 2012, I participated in a volleyball game at church camp. At times, I felt slightly lightheaded.

This sensation had been...