As the title suggests, since being told the news that my tumor was benign, it's weird how alot of people assume because it was benign life just carries on with no further monitoring, appointments and side effects from the tumor itself or the surgery.
I think that even though we are lucky our tumors were benign some people forget that benign brain tumors can kill and some may even recur. Even though recurrence is less likely than in malignant tumors, the worry still does not go away of "what if mine comes back?"
Even though many tumors can be the same in name, they can be so very different in behaviour depending on the grade of tumor.
Anything growing in the brain is not good. It is a confined space within the skull and it cannot expand to accommodate a growing tumor. Therefore as they grow even benign brain tumors have the potential to become life threatening due to pressure on the brain. Then there are some benign tumors that can not be removed due to there location and the deficits it would cause being removed.
Regardless of tumors being benign or malignant, patients will need lifelong monitoring.
During my research for support and knowledge of brain tumors, I came across a very applicably named website "It's Just Benign" - Connecting benign brain tumor survivors everywhere. So, there's obviously alot of other people that deal with this comment aswell.