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Meningioma starts in the cells of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (meninges). Meningiomas can be low to high grade (grades I–III). Grade I is the most common type of meningioma.
Benign meningiomas are low-grade (grade I) tumours that account for approximately 70% of all meningiomas. Benign meningiomas:
Treatment options for benign meningioma may include:
Atypical meningiomas are low-grade (grade II) tumours that account for approximately 15%–25% of all meningiomas. These tumours are not clearly malignant, but grow faster than benign meningiomas. Atypical meningioma may invade nearby tissue and have a tendency to recur.
Treatment for atypical meningioma includes:
Anaplastic or malignant meningiomas are high-grade (grade III) tumours that account for about 1%–3% of all meningiomas. They tend to invade nearby tissue and occur more often in men.
Treatment for anaplastic meningioma includes:
People with meningioma may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.
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