Pediatric brain tumors are masses or growths of abnormal cells that occur in the brain or the tissue and structures that are near it. Many different types of pediatric brain tumors exist. Some pediatric brain tumors are noncancerous (benign), and some pediatric brain tumors are cancerous (malignant).

Treatment and chance of recovery (prognosis) depend on the tumor type, its location within the brain, whether it has spread, and your child's age and general health. Because new treatments and technologies are continually being developed, several options may be available at different points in treatment. Pediatric brain tumor treatment is tailored to the individual needs of your child and your family.

Nov. 11, 2014