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Prognosis for Medulloblastoma

A person's prognosis will depend on:
  • The age of the child when the tumor is found
  • The location of the tumor
  • The amount of tumor remaining after surgery
  • Whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the central nervous system or to other parts of the body, such as the bones.


Key information about medulloblastoma includes:
  • Childhood medulloblastoma is a disease in which benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) cells form in the tissues of the brain
  • The cause of most childhood brain tumors, including medulloblastoma, is unknown
  • The signs of childhood medulloblastoma vary, depending on the child's age and where the tumor is located
  • Tests that examine the brain and spinal cord are used to find childhood medulloblastoma
  • Childhood medulloblastoma is diagnosed and removed in surgery
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
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