Meningiomas account for more than 25 percent of primary brain tumors. Meningiomas are usually slow-growing tumors that develop from the meninges, the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord. They may be found anywhere throughout the nervous system. Although almost always noncancerous (benign), meningiomas can be difficult to remove completely due to location. Cancerous (malignant) meningiomas occur less frequently.
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- Expertise and experience. Mayo's brain tumor treatment team has the expertise of more than 80 experienced and highly trained doctors who treat more than 3,600 children and adults with brain and other nervous system tumors each year.
- Teamwork. Mayo's world-renowned brain tumor specialists work together to deliver the most appropriate treatment for you.
- Technology. Mayo makes extensive use of technology to improve your chances for positive outcomes.
- Efficiency. In Mayo's efficient system, brain tumor testing, diagnosis and the start of treatment can usually be done in days, not months.
- A Neuro-Oncology Program. Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive program to diagnose and treat people with tumors of the brain, spinal cord and nerves that are outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). The Neuro-Oncology Program offers a multidisciplinary approach by doctors who have extensive experience managing nervous system cancer. Read about Mayo Clinic's Neuro-Oncology Program staff and facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Arizona.
- World famous services. Mayo Clinic doctors are internationally known for their diagnostic and treatment skills. With one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world, Mayo pathologists analyze tissue not only for Mayo patients but also for patients across the U.S. and around the world.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
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