• Pediatric Cancer Types

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    Find detailed, up-to-date information for many common and rare types of pediatric-onset cancer, and learn about how we support and care for our pediatric cancer patients before, during and after treatment.

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  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
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    This group of tumors includes most astrocytomas in the cerebellum, a region in the lower back portion of the brain that controls movement and balance; optic nerve gliomas, tumors that arise from the supporting cells in the optic nerve; and several other types of benign tumors. Learn about pilocytic astrocytomas and find information on how we support and care for children with pilocytic astrocytomas before, during, and after treatment.

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