Items Tagged ‘meningioma’

Survivors Spreading Hope

January 30, 2020

Survivors Spreading Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a golf ball-sized meningioma taken out of brain and was so impressed by the help I got at UCLA Health that when I had the chance to give back, I gave something back,” explains Brad Lusk. Lusk underwent a 14-hour surgery to remove a very healthy and growing tumor. “I had 30 radiation […]

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Tags: featured, meningioma, Patient and Family Advisory Council, radiation, tumor


Ask the Doctors - How dangerous is a meningioma?

October 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How dangerous is a meningioma?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve recently been diagnosed with meningioma, but my doctor tells me not to worry about it. That can’t be right. What should I know? Meningiomas are the most common brain tumors within the central nervous system and, let me state this at the beginning: Most are considered benign.  As the name implies, meningiomas […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brain tumor, Dr. Robert Ashley, meningioma


Ask the Doctors - Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

July 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that cell phones increase the risk of brain tumors – and that they don’t. Which is true? First, let’s look at brain tumors in general. Brain tumors are classified as either benign or malignant, meaning cancerous.  The most common type of benign brain tumor is a meningioma, which arises from the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brain tumors, cell phones, Dr. Robert Ashley, glioma, meningioma, radiation


16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

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Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


A trip from a meningioma diagnose to a second life through UCLA

August 10, 2016

A trip from a meningioma diagnose to a second life through UCLA

By olgamattosd olgamattosd

On November 2015 I was diagnosed with a meningioma in my head. It was big, and surgery was the only option. The natural thing was to have had surgery at my country but a dear friend told me about Dr. Neil Martin and the embolization process used at the  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. First […]

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Tags: Dr. Neil Martin, embolization, meningioma, neurosurgery, patient stories