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What sort of disease is a childhood brain tumor?
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
A tumor or growth, involving the brain during childhood.
Can be malignant (cancerous) or benign. Almost always serious due to the brain being involved. Modern surgery , chemotherapy and radiation therapy can treat effectively in many of the cases.

In brief: Varies
A tumor or growth, involving the brain during childhood.
Can be malignant (cancerous) or benign. Almost always serious due to the brain being involved. Modern surgery , chemotherapy and radiation therapy can treat effectively in many of the cases.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Henry Friedman
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Neoplasm
A brain tumor is a unrestricted growth of a normal cell that has been transformed in some way to a abnormal state.
There are over 100 different primary brain tumors in children and adults--some benign and some malignant. So in essence brain tumors are not one disease but a constellation of many different tumor types.

In brief: Neoplasm
A brain tumor is a unrestricted growth of a normal cell that has been transformed in some way to a abnormal state.
There are over 100 different primary brain tumors in children and adults--some benign and some malignant. So in essence brain tumors are not one disease but a constellation of many different tumor types.
Dr. Henry Friedman
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