Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Medulloblastoma

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.
     

Summary

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.
     
5 Easy Tips to Manage Visitors During Cancer Treatment

Information on Medulloblastoma

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.