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Brain Tumors in Children – Just Diagnosed

Just Diagnosed

Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The prognosis (in other words, the chance of survival) for children with brain tumors varies depending on a number of factors, including:

  • The type of tumor, as determined by the pathologist
  • The area of the brain involved
  • The ability to surgically remove the tumor partially or completely
  • The growth rate of the tumor
  • The age of the child at the time of diagnosis


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Imaging Tests
Other Tests

Causes of Brain Tumors

We currently do not know what causes brain tumors. Only a few risk factors for brain tumors are known for sure:

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Genetic conditions
Prior Radiation
Male/Female
Race and Ethnicity
Brain Tumors in Children – Just Diagnosed was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by Geoff Duncan
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