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|1 MEDULLOBLASTOMA Introduction Medulloblastoma is a rapidly-growing tumor of the cerebellum — the lower, rear portion of the brain. Also called the "posterior fossa,"this area controls balance, posture, and complex motor functions such as speech and balance.

Metastatic Brain Tumors

Metastatic tumor si nth es pin em ay cause back pain, weak ness or change sin sensation in an arm or leg, or loss of bladder/bowel control. Both cog nitiveand motor problems may al sobecausedby edema, ors well ing, around the tumor.

Brain Tumors

About This Booklet This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is about tumors * that begin in the brain ( primary brain tumors ). Each year in the United States, more than 35,000 people are told they have a tumor that started in the brain.


The diagnosis of a brain tumor often happens quickly and with little advance notice. In order for patients to actively take part in their own medical treatment, they need information about their particular type of brain tumor and the options available to them.

Kayleigh's Story

Kayleigh's Story This story is about my daughter Kayleigh. She is currently 12 years old and has been battling a brain tumor, a craniopharyngioma to be exact.

Tumor Markers - Anne-Sofie Schrohl‡, Mads Holten-Andersen ...

Tumor Markers FROM LABORATORY TO CLINICAL UTILITY* Anne-Sofie Schrohl‡, Mads Holten-Andersen‡, Fred Sweep§, Manfred Schmitt¶, Nadia Harbeck¶, John Foekens , and Nils Bru¨nner‡**, on behalf of the European

Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to Brain Tumors Patient Services 800 934 2873 Toll Free 800 770 8287 www.braintumor.org National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients ...

Pediatric Solid Malignancies: Neuroblastoma and Wilms' Tumor

PATHOLOGY Neuroblastomas arise from primordial neural crest cells, which migrate during embryogenesis to form the adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia.

Tumor Markers

Tumor Markers What are tumor markers? Tumor markers are substances that can be found in the body when cancer is present. The classic tumor marker is a protein that can be found in the blood in at increased levels when a certain type of cancer is present, but not all tumor markers are like that.

Stage of Disease at Diagnosis

Stage of Disease at Diagnosis TUMOR SIZE Item Length: 3 Allowable Values: 000-990, 999 Required Data Set Tumor Size records the largest dimension, or the diameter of the primary tumor.