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Are central nervous system embryonal tumors serious?

Central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors can be serious, depending on whether they are benign or malignant. Most of these types of tumors are malignant, which means they are cancerous. Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in children, second to accidents. Brain cancer is the second most common type of childhood cancer, with leukemia being the first. However, the news isn't all grim. Treatment outcomes for CNS embryonal tumors are showing improvement, reflected in declining mortality rates. Prognosis also depends on a child's age, the stage of cancer, the type of tumor, and where it is located in the brain. Talk to your doctor about the prognosis of your child's disease.

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