Comedian Vic Reeves has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a dormant brain tumor that has left him deaf in one ear.
The 62-year-old has vestibular schwannoma, also known as acoustic neuroma, which is a type of non-cancerous brain tumor.
Mr Reeves revealed that his grape-sized tumor is now being monitored to track any changes in size, which means he needs regular MRI scans.
He has also lost all hearing in one ear due to which he has thrown out all his favorite LPs.
to speak on Adam Buxton Podcasthandjob The comedian said: “I’ve got vestibular schwannoma – it’s a tumor in my head.
“I’ve gone completely deaf, 100 percent deaf, in the left ear, and it’ll never come back. It’s dead — completely gone.”
He further explained that fortunately the development is not in danger of being fatal, and he is getting treatment advice.
“It’s benign. They can’t remove it – they can shrink it or they can leave it and keep an eye on it, and that’s what they are doing,” he said.
He continued: “Because I like to go out bird watching, I never know where the birds are because I can hear them, but I don’t know in which direction they are.
“If an airplane flies or a car comes, I don’t know where it is.”
NHS. According toAn acoustic neuroma is a type of benign brain tumor that “usually grows slowly over many years and does not spread to other parts of the body.”
They grow on the nerve that is used for balance and hearing, which can result in loss of hearing and instability.
Acoustic neuromas can be serious, can they become large, but are mostly discovered and treated before reaching this stage. They are picked up and treated before reaching this stage.
Professor Hahnemann, who leads the Brain Tumor Research Center at the University of Plymouth, said: “This tumor results from mutations in the NF2 gene and at Vick’s age this diagnosis would be more likely than in a younger person.
He adds: “It’s not just a male disease that affects women equally. Balance and hearing problems are common symptoms.”
If doctors think the lump is getting too large, acoustic neuroma can be treated through brain surgery. They can also be treated through stereotactic radiosurgery, which can stop the growth from getting bigger.
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