Disease Information

Brain Tumor: Medulloblastoma

Alternate Names: cerebellar PNET

What is medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor—also called cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)—that starts in the region of the brain at the base of the skull, called the posterior fossa.

How common is medulloblastoma?

What are the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

If your child has medulloblastoma, the following symptoms may occur:

If the tumor has spread to the spinal cord, symptoms may include:

How is medulloblastoma treated?

What are the survival rates for medulloblastoma?

Survival rates in children with medulloblastoma depend on the patient’s age and how much the tumor spreads.

Why choose St. Jude for your child’s medulloblastoma 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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