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- Feb 09 2017
What is Childhood Astrocytomas?
Childhood Astrocytomas is a disease in which cancerous or non-cancerous cells begin to form in the brain tissues. Astrocytomas are tumors that form in brain cells and are the most common type of tumors diagnosed in children.
- A morning headache
- A headache that disappears after vomiting
- Impaired vision or hearing
- Loss of balance
These could be the symptoms of astrocytoma or another condition which is confirmed post-physical, neuro examinations, and scanning. Although the cause is unknown, possible risk factors include exposure to radiation therapy and genetic disorders. This condition is usually treated by surgically removing the tumor after performing a biopsy.
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