• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding pediatric brain tumors

September 7, 2018

a medical illustration of a pediatric brain tumor - in a young girlPediatric brain tumors 
There are many types of pediatric brain tumors. Some are noncancerous (benign), and some are cancerous (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. Learn more about the symptoms of brain tumors in children and when to seek medical care.

Video: 'Breast Cancer Education Tool'
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming and fill you with questions. That's why health care providers at Mayo Clinic developed a new educational tool to help patients better understand the disease and reduce their anxiety. The tool combines video and images to explain the pathology of different breast cancers; staging and grade; and the surgical, medical, radiation and reconstructive treatment options. Learn more from Jan Pankratz, a breast cancer patient, and her physician, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.

Precision medicine for breast cancer 
Precision medicine for breast cancer is an approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention that takes into account the genes you're born with, and the genes or other markers present within the cancer cells. Cancer care is among the first medical specialties to apply precision medicine. Several kinds of genetic and nongenetic tests for breast cancer are available that can help personalize therapy. Learn more about precision medicine for breast cancer.

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