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What are the survival rates for pediatric brain tumors?

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In brief: Brain tumors vary...

There are many different types of brain tumors, each with it's own risks and survival rates.
Some are benign and require no intervention and others are serious and could involve surgical intervention, radiation therapy or/and chemotherapy. Best thing to do is to talk with your own doctor to find out the specifics. Also ask what institution has the best success rate with treatment.

In brief: Brain tumors vary...

There are many different types of brain tumors, each with it's own risks and survival rates.
Some are benign and require no intervention and others are serious and could involve surgical intervention, radiation therapy or/and chemotherapy. Best thing to do is to talk with your own doctor to find out the specifics. Also ask what institution has the best success rate with treatment.
Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends on the

Tumor type. For example, survival for patients with a diffuse infiltrating pontine glioma have a dismal prognosis, and no chemotherapy yet has shown to improve it.
Atrt likewise has a very poor outcome despite extremely aggressive measures. However, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma can be cured with surgical resection alone. Low/intermediate risk medulloblastoma survival is good and getting better.

In brief: It depends on the

Tumor type. For example, survival for patients with a diffuse infiltrating pontine glioma have a dismal prognosis, and no chemotherapy yet has shown to improve it.
Atrt likewise has a very poor outcome despite extremely aggressive measures. However, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma can be cured with surgical resection alone. Low/intermediate risk medulloblastoma survival is good and getting better.
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Que Chu
General Practice
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In brief: Brain tumors

Review of literature : In The U.
S the incidence of primary non malignant and malignant pediatric brain tumor is about 5.4 cases per 100,000 per year. The five year survival rate is about 66% in patient under 19 years old. Of course it depends on what kind of tumor and how invasive the tumor is .

In brief: Brain tumors

Review of literature : In The U.
S the incidence of primary non malignant and malignant pediatric brain tumor is about 5.4 cases per 100,000 per year. The five year survival rate is about 66% in patient under 19 years old. Of course it depends on what kind of tumor and how invasive the tumor is .
Dr. Que Chu
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends on the tumor

Some pediatric brain tumors have quite good survival rates and can often be cured with surgery alone, such as some juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas.
Other tumors, such as brain stem or diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are almost universally fatal with most children surviving less than 2 years from the time of diagnosis.

In brief: Depends on the tumor

Some pediatric brain tumors have quite good survival rates and can often be cured with surgery alone, such as some juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas.
Other tumors, such as brain stem or diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are almost universally fatal with most children surviving less than 2 years from the time of diagnosis.
Dr. Della Howell
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