Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and can occur at any age. If you’ve just learned your child may have a brain tumor, we know you want the best care possible. Nemours’ pediatric oncology experts will do whatever it takes to offer supportive, compassionate, high-quality care for brain tumors in children, from diagnosis through treatment — and beyond.
Not all brain tumors in children are cancerous. By definition, brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells, however, even those that are not cancerous (referred to as benign) can still be dangerous depending on where in the brain and how large they are. Your child’s doctor can discuss the possibility of surgical removal.