Children's brains can be affected much more by radiation.
Mutations have been found in pediatric tumors that are different from similar tumors in adults.
Brain function isn't complete, so damage to tissue can have unpredictable, long-term effects.
New therapies designed with children in mind, available only at specialized centers, may offer advantages over traditional chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Treatment will vary depending on age, tumor type, stage and location.
Treatment doesn't end when the tumor is removed. A child who has had a brain tumor removed may need a multidisciplinary team of specialized support.
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