Disease Information

Brain Tumor: Gliomatosis Cerebri

What is gliomatosis cerebri?

Gliomatosis cerebri is a type of brain cancer where the tumor cells grow throughout the brain. This can lead to these important areas becoming larger than normal:

How common is gliomatosis cerebri?

Gliomatosis cerebri is a very rare tumor.

What are the symptoms of gliomatosis cerebri?

If your child has gliomatosis cerebri, the symptoms that occur are related to what area of the brain is affected. The following symptoms may occur:

How is gliomatosis cerebri treated?

Tumors that return can be treated with more chemo or radiation therapy depending on prior therapy.

What are the survival rates for gliomatosis cerebri?

The overall survival rate for gliomatosis cerebri is about 5%. But the search for new treatments that may improve survival is ongoing.

Why choose St. Jude for your child’s gliomatosis cerebri treatment?

Contact the Brain Tumor Team any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call our Brain Tumor Coordinator, Tabatha E. Doyle, RN:
(901) 595-2544 or
(901) 595-4599

Or email us at braintumors@stjude.org


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