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Can children have spinal cord tumors?

Children can have spinal cord tumors. In fact, brain and spinal cord tumors together make up one of the most common types of cancer in children. As with adults, the cause of primary spinal cord tumors is unknown. About 25% of these tumors are not cancerous.

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