• shareIcon

What risks are associated with Childhood Astrocytoma?

Other Diseases By Editorial Team , National Institute of Health / Feb 15, 2011
What risks are associated with Childhood Astrocytoma?

Possible risk factors for astrocytoma include:

  • Past radiation therapy to the brain.
  • Having certain genetic disorders, such as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

Having NF1 may increase a child's risk of a type of tumor called visual pathway glioma. These tumors usually do not cause symptoms. Children with NF1 who develop visual pathway gliomas may not need treatment for the tumor unless symptoms, such as vision problems, appear or the tumor grows.

 

Disclaimer

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK