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pediatric brain tumor
language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; mso-bidi-language: ar-sa;">Brain and spinal cord tumors are also know as central nervous system tumors (CNS).  These are the most common type of solid tumor in children.  Brain tumors can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). There are many different types of brain tumors. Tumors that form in the tissues and cells of a child's brain are called primary brain tumors. In other cases, tumors that have originated in other parts of the body spread, or metastasize, to the brain.

Tumors that grow in the brain vary widely according to their location and severity. Tumors at the base of the brain may cause:

  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Behavioral changes if they block the normal passage of cerebrospinal fluids and cause pressure within the head
  • Seizures – if the tumor(s) is near the surface of the brain

Treatments may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; mso-bidi-language: ar-sa;">Radioimmunotherapy
  • oncology
  • pediatrics

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