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Medulloblastoma is the most common form of brain cancer among children. Learn more about medulloblastoma symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Key points

  • Medulloblastoma is the most common type of brain cancer in children.
  • Medulloblastoma arises in the cerebellum, located at the back of the brain.
  • Symptoms include headaches, vomiting, unsteadiness, double or blurry vision, and sleep difficulties.
  • The cause of medulloblastoma is not known.
  • A child suspected to have medulloblastoma will need a staging work up.
  • Curative therapy for medulloblastoma includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
  • The treatment team may include a neurosurgeon, a neuro-oncologist, radiation oncologist, a nurse practitioner or nurse, and a social worker.
  • Before you agree to the treatment offered, it is important that you understand what to expect and feel comfortable with your decision.
Last updated: December 21st 2021