Pediatric cns tumors is a detailed review of childhood brain tumors that offers a biologically based perspective on their management for each tumor type epidemiology pathological features clinical presentation diagnosis and treatment are discussed. Surgery for pediatric brain tumors surgery is usually the first step in treating brain tumors in children our goal within the pediatric surgical oncology program is to remove all or as much of the tumor as possible while maintaining neurological function. The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias brain and other central nervous system cns tumors and lymphomas treating childhood cancer childrens cancers are not always treated like adult cancers pediatric oncology is a medical specialty focused on the care of children with cancer. About pediatric brain tumors brain and spinal cord tumors known as central nervous system tumors cns are the most common type of solid tumor in children constituting about 20 percent of all cancers in patients under the age of 15 there are many different types of brain tumors and they can be benign non cancerous or malignant . Pediatric brain tumor this shows a childs tumor that likely began in the brain cells as the tumor grows it creates pressure on and changes the function of surrounding brain tissue which causes signs and symptoms such as headaches nausea and balance problems
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