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We were just told my 96 year old mother has one (suspect to be benign). She had a bad fall and they did a CT scan looking for stroke or brain bleed (found neither) but did find a Meningioma. I wasn't expecting this news at her doctor appointment and didn't even know what it is so didn't have any questions to ask at the time. Her doctor said to find out more would requires a MRI and a visit to a neurologist. Recently my Mom has been complaining of headaches.

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I agree about the MRI, it can be incredibly difficult to lie perfectly still in a narrow tube, I don't think I could do it again without something to knock me out! People were treated before MRIs were invented, and in any case when her age is considered it is doubtful the findings would alter the recommended treatment plan.
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Thanks for your response. I talked with her doctor and she wants to make sure she is drinking enough water (I don't think she is) so I got bottled water so we know how much she is drinking. Her doctor also wants me to log when she complains of the headaches. I don't want to put her through a MRI.
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My daughter had headaches and eventually a seizure. Her lesion turned out to be brain cancer. Go see a neuro-oncologist. At 96 you do not want the chemo and radiation treatments; they are brutal. But on a palliative basis, get her pain relief and seizure prevention.
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I noticed your post the other day but I didn't have any first hand advice to offer.
I think that with all the imaging we do today we often find things that would have never been discovered in the past. It is probably worthwhile to see the neurologist and find out her options. Her headaches may not be related to the meningioma, or they may be able to manage her symptoms with pain medication. At 96 I expect it is unlikely that they would recommend any treatment beyond that.
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