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Dallas Benign Brain Tumor Treatment

Benign brain tumors grow very slowly and do not spread to other tissues. A benign brain tumor may not be cancerous, but that does not mean it is not harmful. These tumors can affect important structures in and around your brain and they often need to be removed as soon as possible.

Benign tumors can have many physical effects on the body. You may experience the following symptoms:

  • Vision problems
  • Seizures
  • Frequent headaches
  • Balance problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea and vomiting

Types of Benign Brain Tumors

There are many different types of benign brain tumors.

Some of the most common types of benign brain tumors include:

  • MeningiomaMaking up roughly 20% of all reported brain tumors, these tumors occur in the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
  • Pituitary Adenoma Making up roughly 10% of all reported brain tumors, these occur in the pituitary gland.
  • Acoustic Schwannoma Making up roughly 9% of all reported brain tumors, these can occur in the Schwann cells in the nerves next to your brain and spinal cord.

Treatment for Benign Tumors

Most benign brain tumors have to be removed with surgery or treated with radiation therapy. At the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, our skilled neurosurgeons have state-of-the-art equipment used to perform cutting-edge and minimally invasive procedures to remove brain tumors.

You can contact our clinic by calling (214) 948-2076.