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Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Learn about the signs and symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumors in children. Find out how brain and spinal cord tumors are tested for and diagnosed, and which factors might affect a child's outlook. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Once a brain or spinal cord tumor is diagnosed, certain factors can provide important information about the anticipated response to treatment.