Friday, October 12, 2012

Meningioma Stats from Dr. Rosenfeld, Concern from me



Parade Magazine asked Dr. Ira Rosenfeld “What Is the Prognosis for Someone With a Meningioma?” 

Most of his answers fit what I know about Meningioma.  The following comment, though, gave me something to think about: “The total removal of the meningioma is possible in about 80% of patients with benign tumors; about three-quarters of these patients survive at least 10 years without a recurrence.”

Hmmm, my meningioma tumor was only partially removed. Does that mean my chances of recurrence are higher? And why does10 years, all of a sudden, seems like an awfully short time.


And here’s Dr. Rosenfeld’s rather impressive bio: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/isadore-rosenfeld/bio/#s=r-z

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