Ependymoma – Childhood

  • 1. Introduction to Ependymoma Childhood
  • Executive Summary Childhood ependymoma is a rare, malignant brain tumor commonly found in young children and teens between 0-19 years of age. The location of ependymomas in infants and children is intracranial, whereas, in adults, it is spinal. Ependymoma tumors can occur anywhere in the fluid-f...
  • 2. Statistics of Ependymoma Childhood
  • Executive Summary Childhood ependymoma accounts for around 5% of all childhood brain tumor. About 240 children and young adults below 19 years of age were diagnosed with ependymoma in the United States. The survival rates largely depend on the type, stage, grade, and risk the ependymoma tumor po...
  • 3. Medical Illustration of Ependymoma
  • Medical Illustration of Ependymoma is a rare CNS tumour that develops in the brain or spinal cord. These tumours can occur anywhere in the fluid-filled ventricles or passageways in the spine or brain. The following are illustrations that depict ependymoma tumours and the primary locations that...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Ependymoma Childhood
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Risk factor of childhood ependymoma is not seen as the direct cause of an illness but can influence its development. The actual cause of ependymom...
  • 5. Prevention of Ependymoma Childhood
  • Executive Summary Primary preventive measures are considered essential to reduce the risk of childhood ependymoma. The actual cause of ependymoma (and most childhood brain tumors) is still not known. Hence, stating the prevention of ependymoma childhood tumor without knowing the exact cause. But...
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  • 6. Symptoms of Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Childhood ependymoma is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. These tumors are seen to be intracranial in children and spinal in adults. The signs and symptoms of ependymoma experienced in childhood, teens and adults depend on the location of the tumor, the patient’s age and...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available to diagnose childhood ependymoma development, depending on signs and symptoms, child’s age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the common diagnostic approaches for di...
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  • 8. Stages and Grades of Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary The staging system of childhood ependymoma helps determine the tumor’s location and its metastasis. The staging system of childhood ependymoma uses diagnostic tests. A TNM staging system is used to identify the different stages of tumor. No standard staging system is availabl...
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  • 9. Treatment for Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Tumor in children is a rare event. Hence, doctors and specialists may find it challenging to devise a treatment plan for ependymoma unless they know what has worked in other children's cases of tumor conditions. Most (about 60%) childhood tumors are treated as part of clinical ...
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  • 10. Clinical Trials of Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating childhood ependymoma. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to radiation therapy or surgery, and new therapies are integrated into clinical trials of childhood ependymoma. Ne...
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  • 11. Latest Research on Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on childhood ependymoma, related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatments strategies. Research on childhood ependymoma implicates the ongoing clinical trials and approp...
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  • 12. Coping with Childhood Ependymoma Treatment
  • Executive Summary Childhood ependymoma treatments result in causing various side effects and alterations to the child's body. The results of treatment show variations among the children. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effects....
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  • 13. Follow-up Care of Childhood Ependymoma
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for childhood ependymoma 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 follow-up c...
  • 14. Childhood Ependymoma Survivorship
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of childhood ependymoma. The patients 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 childhood ...
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  • 15. Questions To Ask Your Healthcare Team for Childhood Ependymoma
  • 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 healthc...
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  • 16. Ependymoma-Childhood: Additional Resources
  • Below are some links that can provide ample information regarding childhood ependymoma, covering all aspects of the disease condition. These links will help render truthful information regarding the disease, its diagnosis, symptoms and signs, risk factors, treatments and post-treatment care. The...