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A 63-year-old female asked:

I had 50% mengimoa brain tumor .now they want to do 22 frictioned radiation i've heard so much bad things about it . do you think radiation is a must?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Meningioma: Meningiomas are usually benign slow growing tumors that arise from the coverings of the brain (meninges). Meningiomas represent 20% of all brain tumors. Some Meningiomas are aggressive in their growth and may require an additional dose of stereotactic radiation or multiple doses of radiation. Discuss the risks and benefits and alternatives with your neurosurgeon.

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