Our expert says:
It all depends on the size of the tumour. It is a benign tumour, in a very small place, causing pressure on the surrounding tissue. The pain itself is not harmful, but the pressure on the the surrounding structures may be if left to long. After the neurosurgeon has seen her, he/she may prescribe cortisone to relieve the swelling on the surrounding tissue, this is very effective, and works fast. This should bring temporary relief until the treatment plan has been finalised. We usually prescribe Dexamethasone (Betanoid), or Medrol, depending on what her doctor feels she needs.
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