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How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Vanishingly rare

Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare.

In brief: Vanishingly rare

Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Carlen Fifer
Pediatrics

In brief: Extremely rare

Cancer in the heart is very rare.
Children can have tumors in the heart, but most are what is called benign, meaning they do not spread to other organs and do not cause direct harm to the heart. It is very rare to need surgery for a heart tumor. Some other cancers in the body can spread to the heart, but this is the most rare of all heart tumors.

In brief: Extremely rare

Cancer in the heart is very rare.
Children can have tumors in the heart, but most are what is called benign, meaning they do not spread to other organs and do not cause direct harm to the heart. It is very rare to need surgery for a heart tumor. Some other cancers in the body can spread to the heart, but this is the most rare of all heart tumors.
Dr. Carlen Fifer
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