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ependymoma in children

A 35-year-old member asked:
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23 years experience Critical Care
Glial tumor: Ependymoma is a relatively uncommon brain tumor. It is considered benign, but has a high recurrence rate. It occurs in areas where it is difficult to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Assuming that the surgery excised the entire tumor, there is little chance of recurrence, but talk to the neurosurgeon to gauge the outcome of the pro ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: These are all malignant / cancer, at least technically. However, it's often quite non-aggressive and can be managed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No home cure: Ependymomas are primary cancers in the brain. They tend to be slow-growing and may be amenable for treatment for a time but are more often not curable ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Ependymoma: The tumor is not hereditary nor has a gene been located to identify it. If you are now 49 and the tumor was diagnosed at age 27 you are doing very wel ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
10 years experience General Surgery
0%: All ependymoma brain tumors are technically malignant, meaning the cells are cancer and can grow into the surrounding brain tissue. However, most of ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Surgery: Consult with neurosurgeon.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
No. But the: Tumor maycause edema, and Dexamethasone may transiently reduce that.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
47 years experience Pediatrics
Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Sorry need info: Please restate your question. Not enough information...
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