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Doctor insights on: Medulloblastoma Life Expectancy

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

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 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?

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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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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Is medulloblastoma in adults curable if not spreaded to the spine?

medulloblastoma: If there has not been spread to the spine that gives one a better prognosis and a better chance to cure the tumor. ...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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How fast do medulloblastoma tumors in cerebellum in adults grow? Weeks months?

How fast do medulloblastoma tumors in cerebellum  in adults grow? Weeks months?

Months: I am not sure what you mean from the expression"how fast they grow". If you mean from begining to onset of symptoms, it is difficult to tell yet it is longer than weeks...It is more like months to years. Yet once the tumor has formed, it can create serious trouble in a matter of weeks. ...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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Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a  brain or childhood cancer?

Anaplastic medullo: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor (or cancer) in children. Anaplastic medulloblastoma is a particular subtype of this disease. While almost all cases of medulloblastoma occur in children, this disease can also rarely occur in adults. ...Read more

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