Treatment is based on the child’s risk group.
Staging is the process used to find out how much cancer there is and if cancer has spread. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment.
There is no standard staging system for childhood central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors. Instead, treatment depends on the child’s risk group:
Childhood CNS embryonal tumors are called average risk when all of the following are true:
Childhood CNS embryonal tumors are called high risk if any of the following are true:
In general, cancer is more likely to recur (come back) in patients in the high-risk group.
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