Ependymoma Basics

If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help you get the facts on ependymoma.

An ependymoma is a rare type of primary brain or spinal cord tumor. It occurs in both adults and children.

Primary tumors are those that start either in the brain or spine. The brain and spine are part of the central nervous system (CNS). The goal of this section is give you the basic facts about ependymoma. We separated this information into adult and pediatric or brain and spine categories where appropriate. We hope you this information gives you a better understanding of ependymoma. Keep in mind that your specific case may be different from another person with ependymoma.

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