I am a 53 yr old woman with a benign tumor intradural t10-12 8 mm. I am lost. i have had 2 opinions, 1 dr. wants to operate, 1 dr. says wait 6 mths and see what happens. I have no pain, symptoms etc. this was found by chance. i was having lower back pain due to degn. arthritis ( boy do i not like that guy!) i am going to a 3rd opinion.insurance is limited. I was told that if i do not have it removed i could be paralyzed, by the 1st doc. 2nd guy doesn't seem concerned. how fast do they grow, what are the problems that follow, should i leave it alone. i am definately scared. i cannot even focus or entertain the idea of becoming paralyzed. i already have a brother, that lives w/me that is a para.at the same level. what questions do i need to ask. thanks for your time, any info suggestions greatly appreciated.