Childhood Spinal Cord Tumor

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A spinal cord tumor refers to the growth of abnormal cells in the of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull down the back. Spinal cord tumors can be benign or malignant.

Although cancer is rare in children, brain and spinal cord tumors are the third most common type of childhood cancer, after leukemia and lymphoma.

Learn about spinal cord tumors and find information on how our team of experts support and care for children and teens with spinal cord tumors before, during, and after treatment.

Expert Care and Treatment for Childhood Brain Tumors

The Childhood Brain Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a world-renowned destination for children with malignant and non-malignant brain and spinal cord tumors. Our patients receive care from neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, and pediatric subspecialists with extensive expertise in the conditions we treat.

Childhood Brain Tumor Center