What Should We Know About Meningioma?

Q:
What should we know about meningioma?

A:
A meningioma refers to a tumor in the meninges (layers that cover the spinal cord and brain). Technically, it’s not a brain tumor. But it can affect the brain, so it’s put in that category.

Among all types of head tumors, this is the most common one. It often appears in women. It develops slowly and you may not find any symptom for years. But once the tumor starts to have an effect, it may disable you.

Symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Ringing in ears
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Double vision

Causes:
So far, causes are unknown. Researchers only know that something changes your meninges cells. As a result, these cells multiply so fast and you end up having a meningioma.

Go to your doctor and have an examination if you feel something is wrong with your memory or vision. Or you start to have seizures all of a sudden.

 

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