A diagnosis of meningioma presents challenges but more so when you discover that mifepristone, which could halt the growth of the tumour, is unapproved in Australia
Medical practitioners often face the difficult challenge of delivering unpleasant news to patients. When my doctor used the words “brain tumour”, like most people who have to deal with that diagnosis, I found it difficult to comprehend anything else for a few moments. However, the word “benign” did bring me some comfort. I had had no pain and just a little hearing loss in my right ear so was stunned by the finding.
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