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what is the most common brain cancer in children?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Brain tumor: The most common brain tumors of children are gliomas, which can arise in many different areas of the brain.
Answered on Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Andrew Walter
34 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Low grade glioma: The most common brain cancers in children are the low grade gliomas followed by medulloblastoma. The low grade gliomas are a collection of slow growing tumors that are usually succesfully treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. In some cases, no treatment is needed. Medulloblastomas are malignant cancers, treatment includes surgery, and radiation therapy and chemo.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblaztoma is the most common pediatric malignancy involving the brain.
Answered on Jun 22, 2012

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