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Why is medulloblastoma rare in adults and what are chances of having it at my age?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Very rare indeed: It is an uncommon cancer, mostly occurring in children. We do not know why!
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are thought to arise from very primitive cells or 'embryonal' cells and this may account for the majority occuring in children. Medulloblastomas account for only 2% of all malignant adult tumors. Men are more affected than women.

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