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Children's Hospital Boston: Brain tumors

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. Today, more than half of all children diagnosed with a brain tumor will be cured of the disease. However, because of their location, the treatment for brain tumors is particularly complex. Furthermore, many children who are treated for brain tumors experience significant long-term problems, such as changes in intellectual and motor function. Consequently, these children require ongoing assessment and specialized care to help them function at school and throughout life as best as possible. This webpage contains explanations about the anatomy of the brain, what causes brain tumors, how the tumors are classified, and what some symptoms are.


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