Cancers of the Central Nervous System

Gliomas

Society Name: National Cancer Institute Overall Score:
Coverage: Children Origin: United States
Disease: Symptoms:
Diagnosis Overview:

 •  Immunohistochemistry study

 •  Light and electron microscopy

 •  Cytogenetic analysis

Treatment Overview: Depends on type, but

 • Chemo

 • Surgey

 • Radiationtherapy

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Neuroblastoma

Society Name: National Cancer Institute Overall Score:
Coverage: Child/Adult Origin: United States
Disease: Symptoms:
Diagnosis Overview:

 •  Physical exam and history

 •  Biopsy

 •  Twenty-four-hour urine test

 •  Blood chemistry studies

 •  Cytogenetic analysis

 •  X-ray, CT scan (CAT scan), Ultrasound exam

 •  Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

 •  Neurological exam

 •  Immunohistochemistry study

 •  MIBG (metaiodobenzylguanidine) scan

Treatment Overview: Depends on Stage

 •  Chemotherapy, Surgery, Radiotherapy and clinical trials

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Society Name: The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Overall Score:
Coverage: Child/Adult Origin: United States
Disease: Symptoms:
Diagnosis Overview:

 •  Biopsy

 •  Urine test

 •  Blood tests

 •  X-ray, CT scan, Ultrasound, PET scan, MRI

 •  Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

 •  Bone scan

 •  MIBG scan

Treatment Overview:

 • Surgery

 • Chemotherapy

 • Retinoid therapy

 • Radiation therapy

 • High-dose chemotherapy/radiation therapy and stem cell transplant

 • Immunotherapy

Clinical Trial? Not available Prognosis: