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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Brain tumor

The most common brain tumors of children are gliomas, which can arise in many different areas of the brain.

In brief: Brain tumor

The most common brain tumors of children are gliomas, which can arise in many different areas of the brain.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Andrew Walter
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Walter
Dr. Andrew Walter
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Dr. Scott Adams
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medulloblastoma

Medulloblaztoma is the most common pediatric malignancy involving the brain.

In brief: Medulloblastoma

Medulloblaztoma is the most common pediatric malignancy involving the brain.
Dr. Scott Adams
Dr. Scott Adams
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