Have you recently been diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor and not sure of the next step? Let us help. We've got a talented team of brain and spine tumor specialists and a team of support in your corner. We'll work directly with your primary care doctor to keep all of us moving toward your recovery together.
Meningioma tumors grow in the layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. Although usually noncancerous, they can still cause neurological problems. In fact, these tumors appear more often than cancerous brain tumors. Surgery may be necessary. However, your doctor may recommend only observation as treatment. If observation is your plan, be sure to report any new symptoms immediately.
Eighty-five percent of meningiomas are noncancerous. This means not all need to be treated right away. We'll talk to you about your specific situation once we've gotten a detailed look. We'll discuss treatment timing and options together. Once treatment is needed, most can be removed with surgery, which is the most common form of treatment. A combination approach with radiation therapy after surgery may be the next step if your surgeon can’t remove the tumor completely. If surgery is too dangerous, radiation therapy may be the only treatment you need.
Your treatment plan will depend on the size, location and symptoms associated with the tumor. Our neurologists are experts in brain and spine tumors. They work day-in and day-out to treat patients just like you. Read our treatment options below.
This is recommended when your tumor is noncancerous and symptoms are minimal. Monitoring also occurs if your tumor can't be completely removed with surgery. Tell your doctor about any new symptoms immediately.
This is the most common type of surgery. Your surgeon makes an incision in your scalp, removes a piece of bone to allow him/her to gain access and removes as much of the tumor as possible without damaging the brain.
Some medicines ease symptoms of meningioma tumors, such as seizures or excessive vomiting. Medicines are constantly being researched and studied.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation experts don't just work on improving your physical function. We understand that neurological connections with your brain and your nerves affect your physical, cognitive and emotional health. Our holistic approach brings you greater success.
Radiation may be suggested in a couple scenarios. First, radiation can reduce the size of the tumor when surgery can't completely remove it. Second, even if the tumor is completely removed, radiation can reduce the risk of a tumor returning.
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