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Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

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If your child has a brain or spinal cord tumor, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about brain and spinal cord tumors in children, including risk factors, symptoms, and how they are found and treated. (For information on adult tumors see Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults.)

Learn About Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

If your child has just been diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler vision in If Your Child Has a Brain or Spinal Cord Tumor.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of brain and spinal cord tumors in children and what you need to know about finding it early.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children Treatment and Support

If your child is facing a brain or spinal cord tumor, we can help you learn about treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you and your child get through treatment and live well afterward.

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The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from brain and spinal cord tumors. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Online Support Communities

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Is your child facing cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and MyLifeLine.org.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children in the News

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Read about the latest developments in brain and spinal cord tumors in children.

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