Brain Stem Glioma

  • 1. Introduction to Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Childhood Brain Stem Glioma is a disease that causes benign and malignant tumors in the brain stem tissues. In this cancer type, the brainstem connects the brain to the spinal cord causing tumors in the central nervous system. Glioma is the tumor of brain cells called the gli...
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  • 2. Statistics of Childhood Brainstem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Childhood Brainstem Glioma is the second most common cancer in childhood after leukemia, affecting almost 27% of children and adolescents. Approximately 75% of childhood brain stem gliomas are in the pons. The 5-year survival rate for brain stem glioma children varies depe...
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  • 3. Medical Illustrations for Childhood Brain stem Glioma
  • You will see a drawing of the main parts affected by brain stem glioma.  The image shows Parts of the child's brain stem and nearby structures. The cross section has three main parts: The midbrain, Medulla oblongata and the pons. ...
  • 4. Risk Factors for Childhood Brain stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop Brain stem Glioma cancer. The individual’s risk factors in bone cancer evolve into childhood brainstem glioma due to several risk factors such as genet...
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  • 5. Prevention of Childhood Brain stem glioma
  • About the Prevention of Brain stem glioma, Apart from radiation exposure, there are no known lifestyle-related or environmental risk factors for brain and spinal cord tumor in children. And so currently the preventive measures are still underway. Also Read: Tips and Benefits of Exercise Durin...
  • 6. Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary The signs and symptoms help in the diagnosis of any particular disease (Brain Stem Glioma). The cancer signs entirely depend upon the tumor's location, tumor size and metastasis, and the child's age and stage of development. The common symptoms of childhood brainstem glioma in...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Childhood Brain stem glioma
  • Executive Summary Brainstem Glioma- Childhood is diagnosis based on signs and symptoms. The diagnosis of bone cancer relies on the type of tumor, such as benign and malignant. There are different types of tests for the diagnosis of childhood brainstem glioma. A biopsy is the most common diagnost...
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  • 8. Grades and Stages of Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary The staging system of childhood brainstem glioma depends upon the size of the tumor, and its metastasis (diffuse involving spread across the body or focal that in a part of the brain). The grading system in cancer determines the similarity of the cancer cells with the healthy ...
  • 9. Types of Treatment for Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary The different types of standard treatments for childhood brainstem glioma are explained. Standard treatments are used along with the integration of effective treatment planning. Clinical trials are used as an innovative treatment approach that combines different therapies and ...
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  • 10. Clinical trials for Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating brainstem glioma in children. The evaluation of new chemotherapy and radiation therapy drugs is integrated into childhood brainstem glioma clinical trials. Clinical trials are used for all types and stages of brai...
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  • 11. Latest Research on Childhood Brain stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on brain stem glioma in children. Conformal radiotherapy is used as improved radiation therapy for giving high doses of radiation therapy directly to the tumor cells. Research studies focus on evaluating t...
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  • 12. Coping with Treatment of Brain Stem glioma
  • Executive Summary Brain stem glioma treatment evolves various side effects and alterations to the patient's body. The results of treatment show variations as per the child's age. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effects. Hence,...
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  • 13. Follow-up Care for Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for brain stem glioma in children refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patients’ overall health. Both medical and physical examinations are included in the fo...
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  • 14. Survivorship of Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of cancer. The individuals under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects of brain stem glioma, ma...
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  • 15. Questions to ask about Brain stem Glioma
  • When making up your mind about treatment, you must know every detail about the treatment you opt for. It would be best if you asked Questions about Brain stem Glioma that you don’t understand. Don’t forget that you can ask your healthcare team questions during your treatment and after the tr...
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  • 16. Additional Resources for Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
  • Here are a few links to help you find more about cancer. https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-stem-glioma-childhoodhttps://www.cancer.gov/types/brain/patient/child-glioma-treatment-pdqhttps://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=childhood-brain-stem-glioma-treatment-pdq-37-CDR00000...