Welcome to the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC) website. ANAC is pleased to be able to provide this website for your use. One purpose of this website is to increase and expand the accessibility of current, relevant information about acoustic neuroma for patients, their families and healthcare professionals.
Another is to promote opportunities for AN patients to contact and develop relationships with others who have had similar experiences with AN. Our program is called Peer Patient and Share System (PPASS), we know how important it is to be informed as to “what is best” when facing Acoustic Neuorma treatment options. Although treatments and results vary for each unique patient, we know that our PPASS program has been a beacon of light for many patients.
We also hope it will promote the purposes of the Association in increasing awareness of AN and raising funds to support the work of the organization. For the past twenty-five years, members have been selected from our membership database to answer questions and provide support. They understand how you feel and have agreed to PPASS on their experiences!
No matter what state of the journey you are at, we are there for you. Please do not hesitate to call 1-800-561-2622 or send your inquiry and/or contact information using our webform "Contact ANAC" below. Our peer patients are willing to share their experiences. PASS it on!
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An acoustic neuroma (or schwannoma) is a benign tumor which manifests itself on the sheath surrounding the eighth cranial nerve, affecting the functions of the inner ear. Because many of the symptoms are also indicative of other less serious ailments, acoustic neuromas are often misdiagnosed or undetected.
If untreated, an acoustic neuroma is life-threatening, making it imperative that individuals with persistent inner-ear problems be evaluated to eliminate the possibility of an acoustic neuroma.