People at risk of meningiomas

These tumors tend to grow slowly and usually do not require treatment but need to be monitored.

Stage one meningioma may not require treatment.

Instead, they are often monitored for the possibility of development.

Meningiomas become severe when they are developing or attacking other parts of the brain.

Once there, they can be treated with surgery or radiation therapy.

For meningiomas requiring treatment, surgery is the most common option.

When it is not possible to completely remove the tumor surgically, radiation therapy can be used.

Radiation is also sometimes used for tumors in inoperable locations.

Patients with advanced meningiomas are more likely to have meningiomas recurrence after treatment.