What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour Cancer?

“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]

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New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?

Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]

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Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training

Children may not experience the same brain tumour side effects and symptoms as adults. Because their brains and bodies are still growing, they may experience symptoms and side effects that are unique to their age and stage of development. Children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors generally experience various side-effects from brain cancer, including Physical […]

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The Impact of Childhood Brain Cancer on School & Education

During the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour, your child may be asking, “When can I go back to school?” Going back to school after months of treatment can be a cause for celebration. Children and young adults gain a sense of accomplishment and peer support from school, and long absences and changes in […]

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Are there Risk Factors for Brain Cancer in Children?

A risk-factor is anything that affects a person’s chance of getting a disease such as brain cancer. Different types of cancer have different risk factors, and this article only deals with the potential risk-factors for brain cancer. Lifestyle-related risk-factors such as diet, body weight, physical activity, and tobacco use play a major role in many […]

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