Country singerhas been diagnosed with a brain tumor, but according to her doctors, her condition is not serious.
Everyone was quite worried about Sheryl Crow when she mentioned during an interview that she has brain tumor, but thanks to her doctors' reports, there is no cause for concern, yet! When news of her brain tumor spread, fans turned to the internet to get the details and find out what was really going on with her. Crow's rep, who was contacted by E! News, confirmed that the singer's tumor, which is a meningioma, is not nearly as serious as it sounds.
"Half of us are walking around with [meningioma], but you don't really know unless you happen to have an MRI," the singer's rep told E! News. "[Crow] has no symptoms and everything is fine. It was a random mention during a [recent] interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She is doing great and is healthy and happy."
It is believed that most people who have meningioma are not even aware of it, since the condition does not cause any symptoms. It is also not life-threatening. A meningioma is named so because it exists in the meninges, which is the layer that surrounds the central nervous system and the tumor itself is located in one of the fibrous layers that protect the brain and the spinal cord. The meningiomas are mostly small and benign and go undetected.
According to Dr. Anders Cohen, who is the chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, it is quite easy to live a life with this tumor. The doctor said that the tumor only gets detected when screening for it is done and not because it has symptoms. He also said that mostly this tumor doesn't grow, but people should get the scan or MRI repeated once in six months.
The doctor also enlightened the public about Sheryl Crow's treatment options, saying that there are very limited treatment options present for a meningioma. "The vast majority have surgery. There is no chemotherapy, no drug option. Radiation can be used if they are very deep, if they are near the brainstem, if just getting to them is risky," Cohen said, according to a report on mtv.com.