The meningioma survival rate is higher than that associated with most other types of brain tumors, primarily because meningiomas are usually noncancerous and slow to grow. For these reasons, many patients are considered to be good candidates for surgery, and it is often possible for a neurosurgeon to remove an entire meningioma tumor.
Currently, more than 90 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 survive for five years or longer after being diagnosed with meningioma. This encouraging survival rate includes many patients who have gone on to live several decades after their diagnosis. Outcomes are especially positive for patients who:
- Have benign (rather than atypical or malignant) meningiomas
- Undergo a full resection, in which an entire tumor (rather than just a part) is successfully removed
Additionally, patients who receive treatment from neurosurgeons. For patients who have atypical or malignant meningiomas, care must be coordinated between neurosurgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists as some of these patients may still do very well with comprehensive treatment.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we understand that a "one-size-fits-all" approach simply doesn’t work when it comes to treating cancer; that’s why we have numerous oncology teams with their own specialties and subspecialties. Patients who turn to Moffitt’s Neuro-Oncology Program for meningioma treatment can work with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable medical professionals in the field, while benefitting from our relentless commitment to continually improving the meningioma survival rate. Through clinical trials, targeted treatments and a comprehensive range of supportive care services, we improve outcomes for all patients, while simultaneously helping them enhance their quality of life.
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Michael Vogelbaum, Program Leader, Department of Neuro-Oncology.
Our oncologists specializing in brain cancer can provide you with additional information regarding the meningioma survival rate and the unique factors that could influence your own prognosis. To schedule an appointment, with or without a referral, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. Virtual Visits appointments are available.