What is the prognosis for someone with meningioma?
Better outcomes are associated with a surgical removal of the entire tumor or radiosurgery. The younger the patient is at time of diagnosis, the better the long-term prognosis. The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States reports a 57.4% ten-year relative survival rate for patients with malignant meningiomas. For people with non-malignant meningioma, the 10-year relative survival rate is 81.4%. The rates may differ depending upon the location of the meningiomas. (In terms of cancer, the 10-year survival rate is the percentage of people who are still alive 10 years after being diagnosed.)