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Childhood Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain tumor symptoms depend on the area of the brain affected and can vary from child to child.  Common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Blurred vision and impaired speech
  • Mood changes
  • Poor coordination; difficulty with balance
  • Weakness or tingling in the arms and legs
  • Increased head circumference and bulging fontanel ("soft spot") in infants

If your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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  • The Children’s Cancer Hospital is within one of the top-ranked cancer centers in America
  • Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
  • We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
  • Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
  • A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
  • An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25

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