Diseases & Conditions


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Meningioma


Synonyms of Meningioma
  • Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma
  • Dural Endothelioma
  • Leptomeningioma
  • Meningeal Fibroblastoma

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Frontal Tumor, Meningioma
  • Parietal Tumor, Meningioma
  • Temporal Tumor, Meningioma


General Discussion
Meningiomas are benign, slow-growing tumors, classified as brain tumors, but actually growing in the three protective membranes that surround the brain (meninges). Sometimes they cause thickening or thinning of adjoining skull bones. Meningiomas do not spread to other areas of the body.



Organizations related to Meningioma
  • American Brain Tumor Association
    2720 River Road
    Des Plaines IL 60018
    Phone #: 847-827-9910
    800 #: 800-886-2282
    e-mail: info@abta.org
    Home page: http://www.abta.org
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
    1599 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30329
    Phone #: 404-320-3333
    800 #: 800-227-2345
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.org
  • Cancer.Net
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Alexandria VA 22314
    Phone #: 571-483-1780
    800 #: 888-651-3038
    e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
    Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
  • Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
    McLean Hospital
    Belmont MA 02478
    Phone #: 617-855-2400
    800 #: 800-272-4622
    e-mail: btrc@mclean.org
    Home page: http://www.brainbank.mclean.org
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
    PO Box 161550
    Austin TX 78716-1150
    Phone #: 512-236-8820
    800 #: 866-235-7205
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • National Brain Tumor Society
    124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D
    Watertown MA 02472
    Phone #: 617-924-9997
    800 #: (80-0) -770-8287
    e-mail: info@braintumor.org
    Home page: http://www.braintumor.org
  • Wellness Community
    919 18th Street N.W.
    Washington DC 20006
    Phone #: 202-659-9709
    800 #: 888-793-9355
    e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
    Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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