17 Sivan 5772
Anyone listening to or reading the news probably knows by now that singer Sheryl Crow has a Meningioma, the very form of benign brain tumor that almost KILLED me!
What are the odds that she'll avoid future complications NOT being addressed in this news item? I'd say low unless she has a far more astute neurologist and neurosurgeon on her medical team. The doctor quoted in this article makes dismissive comments, as if Meningiomas were as harmless as freckles. True, some people get past their Meningiomas easily. But others face deadly implications. Readers need to know that:
- Meningiomas tend to come in pairs
- Crush nerves
- Cause cognitive, vision, balance, hearing and other problems.
- One Meningioma can hide behind the other and not be detected on MRIs
- Necessary surgery or Stereotactic Radiation treatments can cause secondary problems
- The potential for further, crippling damage to the person with the hidden tumor is BIG
- Meningiomas can cause death
What a waste of an opportunity to educate the masses, FOX News.
For some of us mortals, Meningiomas can present life and death situations.
That's a medical CRISIS worth crying over.
The Baltimore Sun did a better job of presenting an overview of Meningiomas at Brain Tumor Facts.
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Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
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