Your medical team will consider a range of factors about your meningioma when deciding the most appropriate brain tumour treatment.
Things that your medical team will consider when deciding what treatment is right for you can include:
Due to all of these considerations, treatment can vary from patient to patient.
Chemotherapy is rarely used in the treatment of meningiomas. Meningiomas occur outside of the blood-brain-barrier*, therefore some drugs can reach them. However, meningiomas are very resistant to currently available chemotherapies.
Chemotherapy may still be used in some circumstances, such as a high grade meningioma recurring after surgery or radiotherapy.
*The blood-brain-barrier (BBB) is a membrane of cells which helps to protect the brain from harmful substances in the blood, such as bacteria or viruses, that could cause infections.
Our FREE Brain Tumour Information Pack has been designed to guide you through the healthcare system, answer your questions, and give you confidence when discussing treatment and care options with your medical team.
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