I’m new to this forum and helping my wife’s son researching his condition. He is a soldier stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado. He is 36 years old and in excellent health until yesterday.
He recently passed out while walking to his car to go to work. He met with an Army doctor who prescribed an MRI and referred him to a neurosurgeon in Colorado Springs. The diagnosis is grim. He has a neurocytoma tumor deep inside his brain. The doctor did not offer much in the way of hope stating that without surgery he would die in the next month and that with risky surgery the future was not much better.
Needless to say he and we are very concerned about this situation and trying to learn as much about the condition quickly. Our first thought is to have him get a second opinion as the neurosurgeon he met with has performed only one of these procedures.
We are trying to help him find the best neurosurgeon in the Colorado area for the second opinion. Any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated as far as other treatment options, different doctors to see, etc.
Thanks so much in advance.