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How common is medulloblastoma?

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Medulloblastoma is the most common kind of cancerous brain tumor in children under age 16. It's typically found in kids between ages 3 and 8. About 500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a medulloblastoma each year. They're more common in boys than in girls, and they happen less often in adults.

From: Medulloblastoma WebMD Medical Reference

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American Brain Tumor Association: "Medulloblastoma."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Testing + Diagnosis for Medulloblastoma in Children."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Medulloblastoma Facts," "Diagnostic Imaging Procedures," "Medulloblastoma Treatment."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: "Medulloblastoma."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Medulloblastoma."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Testing + Diagnosis for Medulloblastoma in Children."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Medulloblastoma Facts," "Diagnostic Imaging Procedures," "Medulloblastoma Treatment."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: "Medulloblastoma."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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