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My acoustic neuroma has come back. Is it possible that it could be cancer this time?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

If you had surgical removal and tumor persists or recurs, there is almost no chance it would be malignant.
If it has grown after treatment with radiation, there is approximately a 1:1000 chance it could have malignant transformation.

In brief: Rarely

If you had surgical removal and tumor persists or recurs, there is almost no chance it would be malignant.
If it has grown after treatment with radiation, there is approximately a 1:1000 chance it could have malignant transformation.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Did you have radiation therapy? Acoustic neuroma can come back with longer follow up, although short term local control rates are very high (98% at 5 yrs).
If they do enlarge, most often they remain benign.

In brief: Unlikely

Did you have radiation therapy? Acoustic neuroma can come back with longer follow up, although short term local control rates are very high (98% at 5 yrs).
If they do enlarge, most often they remain benign.
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Dr. Jonathan Tay
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