Acoustic neuroma tumors are almost always benign (noncancerous). But it’s still natural and normal to worry about having this tumor and being treated for it — whether it’s a period of observation, surgery, or radiation.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we’re committed to helping you get back to living your life. You’ve come in for your initial consultation. You’ve been examined and tested. You’ve been diagnosed and treated. You’ve gone through recovery.
The next step can often be one of the scariest parts of surviving acoustic neuroma — hitting the play button and resuming the richness of life.
The experts at our Survivorship Center offer services and support to help you and your loved ones understand and prepare for life after treatment. We’ll work with you to help figure out what your next step — or steps — should be.
Our Resources for Life After Cancer program also offers individual and family counseling, lectures and support groups, and practical guidance with employment and insurance issues.
Medical treatments — like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery — are often the best way to treat your cancer. Their whole purpose is to get you healthy again. But at MSK, we know that complementary services can also help soothe and heal not only your body but your mind and spirit too.
Our Integrative Medicine Service can be a valuable part of your formal treatment plan. Programs we offer include massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization, music therapy, and nutritional counseling. Formal classes include yoga, tai chi, and chair aerobics.
Sometimes, you and your loved ones just need someone to talk to, someone who’s trained to help you make sense of your journey before, during, and after treatment.
Our Counseling Center offers both individual and group counseling sessions to help you and your family cope with your disease. These sessions can be a healthy, productive way to work through the stress and anxiety that are sometimes a part of treatment and recovery.