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Purple_Popple | 13:20 Tue 17th May 2016 | Body & Soul
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My sister has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour...meningioma...this was a total shock to all of us and after being told all the worse case scenarios (death/stroke et )...I'm scared I won't see her again...what are the chances of her being well after surgery? I live a long way away from her and I'm not coping well being so far away.

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Meningioma is benign...NOT cancer.
Depending upon the site of the tumour, she should maker a full recovery after surgery.
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Many thanks Squad...they are going to take a biopsy for testing even though it's benign.
My daughter had a brain tumor lasered a couple of months ago and she has been fine ever since.Don't only consider the worst case scenario.
The diagnosis was made on the radiographic appearances which can be characteristic of a meningioma. Biopsy is routine and "crosses the T's and dots the "i's".
I have no experience of this, but I would like to wish your sister well. Try not to worry too much, which I know is easier said than done.
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Hi...well my sister is still recovering but has now been told the biopsy they took was no good...therefore they have said the tumour is upgradeable. They won't give radiotherapy or chemo. They are just monitoring her. My sister is now in limbo. Should she ask for a second opinion as we need to know a prognosis...basically she has been left with no hope about her future.

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