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Is Medullostma cancerous or non-cancerous & if cancerous than is it completely curable or not.


I believe what you ment to say was medulloblastoma. Medulloblastoma is a rapidly-growing tumor of the cerebellum — the lower, rear portion of the
brain. It is indeed cancerous.

Typically a tumor of childhood, medulloblastoma in adults is not common, but does occur.

If the tumor is determined to be a medulloblastoma, current treatment consists of surgically removing as much tumor as possible, followed by
craniospinal (brain and spine) radiation and/or chemotherapy.

How well a patient responds to treatment is affected by their age at the time of diagnosis; the size and extent of the tumor; the amount of mass
that can be removed safely; and the level of metastatic disease (the M stage).

Overall, the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States reports about 65% – 70% of adults (age 20+) with medulloblastoma are alive at 5 years following diagnosis.

With current therapies, 70% – 80% of children with average-risk medulloblastoma can be expected to be alive and free of disease five years from diagnosis. Outcome for infants is poorer, but for those infants with localized disease at the time of diagnosis, survival rates in the 30% – 50% range are being seen.