Pediatric Brain Tumors in Children

Pediatric Brain Tumors in Children

What is a brain tumor?

Brain tumors are quite rare in children. Despite the fact that childhood brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), both kinds can be life-threatening. However, children with brain tumors usually have a better prognosis than adults with the same condition. Brain tumors are normally treated with surgery and/or other therapies as well as chemotherapy and radiation. Though as scientists continue to learn more about the precise genetic changes that happen in childhood brain tumors, they begin to develop targeted treatments that can be utilized in brain tumor treatment.

What are the signs of brain tumors?

Every child might experience signs and symptoms of a brain tumor in a different way, and symptoms differ depending on the size and place of the tumor — both in the brain and in another place in the central nervous system.

Brain tumors can cause solidity in the brain, causing the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting (usually in the morning)
  • Nausea
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Depression