Carcinomatous meningitis is a cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another. It moves through the blood stream into the protective membranes of the brain and spine. People with blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, are more prone to developing carcinomatous meningitis. Symptoms include confusion, headaches and weakness.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by carcinomatous meningitis. We specialize in a full range of cancer treatments, from the traditional therapies most effective in treating carcinomatous meningitis to minimally invasive surgeries that may be used to treat primary tumors. Using advanced technologies, our neurosurgeons identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy, enabling them to leave more healthy tissue intact. This results in less scarring and pain, and quicker recovery.