Childhood Craniopharyngioma

  • 1. Introduction to Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Childhood craniopharyngiomas is a brain tumour type, usually found near the pituitary gland in the brain accounting for 6-9% of brain tumours in children. It is generally cystic, and the tumors are benign and usually not life-threatening. The CNS tumour craniopharyngioma usua...
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  • 2. Statistics of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Childhood craniopharyngioma accounts for 6% of the total brain tumor cases affecting children belonging to the age group of 5 to 14years. Approximately 100 people below 15 years of age are diagnosed with craniopharyngioma in the United States. The 5-year survival rate of child...
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  • 3. Risk factors of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Risk factors concerning tumor growth in childhood craniopharyngioma increase the child's chance or probability of developing a disease or illness...
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  • 4. Prevention of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Primary preventive measures are considered essential to reduce the risk of craniopharyngioma in children. Childhood craniopharyngioma is a rare brain tumour, benign tumors which are not typically seen to spread or metastasize to other parts of the brain or body. The tumor can ...
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  • 5. Symptoms of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Childhood Craniopharyngioma is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. The symptoms and signs of craniopharyngioma in children are not known due to the slow progress of the tumor. The presence of the tumour in the brain can cause pressure build-up in the brain, hormonal variati...
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  • 6. Diagnosis of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available to diagnose childhood craniopharyngioma, depending on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Detailed physical examinations, biopsy, blood and urine tests, and various imaging tests and procedures are...
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  • 7. Stages of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary The staging system of childhood craniopharyngioma helps determine the tumor's location and metastasis. Staging can be vital in determining a craniopharyngioma patient's survival rate once diagnosed with the disease condition. A TNM staging system is used to identify the differe...
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  • 8. Treatment for Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary The different types of standard treatments for childhood craniopharyngiomas are explained in detail. Standard treatments are used along with the integration of effective treatment planning. Clinical trials are used as an innovative treatment approach that combines different the...
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  • 9. Clinical Trials for Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating childhood craniopharyngioma. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to radiation therapy or surgery, and new therapies are integrated into childhood craniopharyngioma clinical...
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  • 10. Latest Research on Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on childhood craniopharyngiomas, their related prevention methods, their diagnostic process at the initial phase, and the best treatments strategies. Interferon, a type of immunotherapy, effectively regulates...
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  • 11. Coping with Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment
  • Executive Summary Childhood Craniopharyngioma treatment results into causing various side effects and alterations to the child's body. The results of treatment show variations among the children. Children and guardians can feel anxious about treating a condition like craniopharyngioma, which is ...
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  • 12. Survivorship of Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of childhood craniopharyngioma. The children 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 chi...
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  • 13. Questions About Childhood Craniopharyngioma
  • Parents or guardians will have a lot of queries in their minds concerning their child’s disease condition. Open communication with the doctor and health care team is crucial in making informed choices regarding cancer treatment and care. Below is a list of questions you can ask your child’s hea...
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  • 14. Additional Resources of Craniopharyngioma
  • Below are some links that provide ample information regarding craniopharyngioma in children, covering all aspects of the disease condition. These links will help render truthful information regarding the disease condition, diagnosis, symptoms and signs, risk factors, treatments and post-treatment c...
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