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Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Childhood Craniopharyngioma

The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the brain or to other parts of the body is called staging. There is no standard system for staging childhood craniopharyngioma. Craniopharyngioma is described as newly diagnosed disease or recurrent disease.

The results of the tests and procedures done to diagnose craniopharyngioma are used to help make decisions about treatment.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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