• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Treating brain tumors in children

September 20, 2019
a medical illustration of a pediatric brain tumor - in a young girl

Pediatric brain tumors: Treatment
There are many types of pediatric brain tumors. Some are noncancerous, or benign, and some are cancerous, or malignant. Treatment and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, its location within the brain, whether it has spread, and your child's age and general health. Because new treatments and technologies are being developed continually, several options may be available at different points in treatment. And treatment for brain tumors in children typically is quite different from treatment for adult brain tumors, so it's important to enlist the expertise and experience of pediatric specialists in neurology and cancer. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in children.

Prostate cancer: Does initial treatment preclude other therapies later?
If the first therapy to treat your prostate cancer doesn't work, there are other options available — with a few exceptions. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

Ovarian cancer vaccine
Ovarian cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy, which is treatment that harnesses the body's germ-fighting immune system to attack cancer cells. Researchers hope to use ovarian cancer vaccines to train the immune system cells to detect and attack any cancer cells that reappear after initial treatment has been completed. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus Mayo Clinic medical oncologist.

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