A meningioma is a tumour that forms on the membranes covering your brain and spinal cord inside your skull. These tumours are usually benign, meaning they’re not cancerous and tend not to spread to other body parts. However, they can grow and cause problems because of their location. Common symptoms might include headaches, changes in vision, confusion, seizures, and difficulty speaking or moving parts of your body, depending on the tumour’s size and location. The good news is that many meningiomas grow slowly, and some might not require immediate treatment other than regular monitoring to check if they’re growing. For those who do need treatment, options include surgery to remove the tumour or radiation therapy to shrink it. The approach to treatment will be carefully chosen based on the tumour’s characteristics and its impact on your health and well-being.