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Alternative Treatments For Benign Meningioma
Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?
A large tumor: A tumor of this size may be causing symptoms and serious consideration of surgical resection should be undertaken by a skilled neurosurgeon. Only if an excellent surgeon has recommended against surgery or the patient has serious medical problems would I advise radiation treatments in a large tumor like this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a meningioma since 2002 it's in a nasty place on the cranial nerves would you say that the radiotherapy would be the best treatment ?
How long would a teen diagnosed with meningioma live? What types of treatments would be recommended? What side effects would those treatments cause?
Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the chance of meningiomas for someone who's only had a few sessions of radiosurgery? Does DNA damage only occur if one's had lots of treatment?
I have a left parietal meningioma, recently discovered due to a headache. Is this a accessible location for successful treatment?
It depends: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more
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