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What are the affects of medulloblastoma treatment?

What are the affects of medulloblastoma treatment?

Please clarify: Please rephrase your question. Which treatment are you referring specifically here? Surgery? Radiation? ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma: Most common early sign is severe headaches, followed by gait ataxia - a stumbling like gait with sometimes running into walls and falling. If the tumor gets large enough there can be swallowing problems and rarely facial weakness. ...Read more

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When someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and they lay in bed all day will they have a headache and be sick cause of the swelling?

When someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and they lay in bed all day will they have a headache and be sick cause of the swelling?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that originates around the cerebellum or coordination center. The tumor can spread through the spinal fluid pathways along the spinal canal. Children are affected 10 times more commonly than adults. Sleeping and laying in bed can cause increased brain swelling resulting in headaches and vomiting. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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If someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

If someone has a medulloblastoma
tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

Yes, very likely: Cancer does not sit still. It continues to grow and get bigger...3 months is a long time to wait and watch. We check people at 3 month intervals when they are well and free of cancer but at risk for new cancer related developemnts. ...Read more

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What are some alternative cures and treatments for medulloblastoma tumors?

None...: Depending on the type and stage, a combination of surgery, radiation and systemic chemotherapy will be required to cure someone of medulloblastoma. There are no alternative cures or treatments for this disease. ...Read more

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What are the different types of Medulloblastoma in cerebellum?

What are the different types of Medulloblastoma in cerebellum?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are malignant fast growing tumors that arise in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. There are a variety of cellular subtypes and prognosis is based on size, location, extent of surgical resection, and the presence or absence of metastatic spread into the cranial spinal axis. Genetic testing of tumor subtypes can determine prognosis as well. Check out the ABTA for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma: Most common early sign is severe headaches, followed by gait ataxia - a stumbling like gait with sometimes running into walls and falling. If the tumor gets large enough there can be swallowing problems and rarely facial weakness. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the affects of medulloblastoma treatment?

Please clarify: Please rephrase your question. Which treatment are you referring specifically here? Surgery? Radiation? ...Read more

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