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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can a meningioma tumor in the brain be cancerous?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes, uncommonly: Meningiomas can be invasive and have some of the characters of cancers. Most such tumors are not cancerous.
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Yes but rare: Most meningiomas are benign but occasionally they can be malignant. An MRI can help predict this but only a tissue diagnosis can confirm this.
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