Meningioma

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What is meningioma?

Meningiomas are tumors of the meninges, the surface coverings of the central nervous system (brain and spinal). The cell of origin for the meningioma is the arachnoid cap cell. Meningiomas are usually non cancerous (benign).

Common symptoms reported by people with meningioma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for meningioma

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Compare treatments taken by people with meningioma

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Who has meningioma on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 150 say meningioma is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 18
40s 40
50s 86
60s 64
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 37
Female 210

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 183
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from meningioma patients who have completed their condition history
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