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We provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment approaches, many of which are available at only a few hospitals in the nation. Our surgeons are top in their fields, and their expertise helps target the tumor while saving as much of the surrounding tissue as possible.
In collaboration with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, our pediatric brain tumor program brings together expertise from two renowned hospitals. The program ensures that patients receive timely and accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment for all types of childhood brain tumors.
Children's Cancer Hospital offers clinical trials for innovative new treatments for brain tumors. And, behind the scenes we are working on groundbreaking basic science research to change the future of pediatric cancer.
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Children's Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family's experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child. And at Children's Cancer Hospital, you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's top cancer centers.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about childhood brain tumors, including the different types, how they start and who's at risk.
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Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose childhood brain tumors, as well as how they determine a tumor's stage.
October 24, 2016
San Antonio resident Tony Castro was only seven years old when he started showing the first signs of a childhood brain tumor.
He began feeling nauseated in Nov. 2013, and even vomited occasionally. But because it was cold and flu season, the thought of cancer never entered his mother’s mind.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t recognize it, and I took it really hard,” Lilliana Castro says. “I’m an ICU nurse, and I just beat myself...