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Meningioma Causes & Risks

Causes

The exact cause of meningiomas is unknown. However, there are a few theories under study. These include:

  • Certain hormones may increase the growth of meningiomas.
  • Radiation exposure, especially to the face, can increase the risk of developing meningiomas.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Risk factors for meningioma include:

  • Sex: twice as common in women than men
  • Age: 40-70
  • History of breast cancer or sarcoma, as part of the Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • A diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 2
  • Having received radiation to the face as a child (for acne , warts, or fungal infections)

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2021 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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