What is the prognosis of Childhood Astrocytoma?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jan 19, 2013
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Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.


The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:

  • Where the astrocytoma has formed in the CNS and if it has spread
  • Whether there are cancer cells left after surgery
  • The grade of astrocytoma
  • Whether the child has NF1
  • The child’s age
  • Whether the astrocytoma has just been diagnosed or has recurred (come back)
  • How long it was from the time treatment for astrocytoma ended and when the astrocytoma recurred.

For recurrent astrocytoma, prognosis and treatment depend on how long it was from the time treatment ended and when the astrocytoma recurred.

 

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