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What are meningiomas?

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These are the most common primary brain tumors in adults. They are most likely to occur in your 70s or 80s. They arise in the lining of the brain, called the meninges. They can be grade 1, 2, or 3. They are often benign and grow slowly.

From: Types of Brain Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "About Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types," "Tumor Grade Fact Sheet," "Brain Tumors Treatment."

Stanford Brain Tumor Center: "Understanding Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "About Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types," "Tumor Grade Fact Sheet," "Brain Tumors Treatment."

Stanford Brain Tumor Center: "Understanding Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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