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Medulloblastoma Symptoms

The symptoms of medulloblastoma vary from child to child. Some signs of medulloblastoma include:

  • Headaches (May be worse in the morning and get better during the day)
  • Nausea or vomiting in the morning
  • Problems with motor skills, such as clumsiness or poor handwriting
  • Tiredness
  • Tilting of the head to one side
  • Walking difficulty and balance problems

Sometimes medulloblastoma can spread to other parts of the brain and the spinal cord. If this happens, the child may have:

  • Back pain
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to control bladder and bowel functions

These symptoms do not always mean your child has medulloblastoma. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

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