My mother may have a tumor on her spine. Anyone else experience this?
My mother is having numbness and tingling down her leg. I was SURE it sciatica since I suffered from it once, and have known many people who have.
So, she went for an MRI. The Dr, who is just a GP, not a specialist, advised she have an orthopedic look at it. It shows a mass, possibly a tumor, and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine).
She is acting as though it's not a tumor, and it's not all that urgent. She made an appointment for Sept 2nd with a specialist. I think that's crazy, and she needs to be seen ASAP. I read all about spinal tumors, and it's very likely she has cancer, even cancer that spread from elsewhere. It's very rare for a spinal tumor to be the primary tumor.
Anyway, does anyone have any experience with spinal tumors? I am urging her to get a sooner appointment. I think she's in denial, this could be very serious.