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Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in children and can be malignant or benign. A benign tumor does not contain cancer cells and usually, once removed, does not recur. Most benign brain tumors have clear borders and do not spread to surrounding tissue. Malignant brain tumors contain cancer cells and usually grow quickly, invading the surrounding tissue.

Brain tumors that occur in infants and children are extremely different from adult brain tumors, both in terms of the type of cells and the responsiveness to treatment. Lurie Children’s Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized and state-of the-art care for children of all ages. The center is designed specifically to treat children with brain and central nervous system tumors. 

Learn more about brain tumor causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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