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Survivability of Medulloblastoma

A patient’s chances of surviving this type of cancer depend on his or her age, the size and extent of the tumor, the degree to which it has spread and how much of the tumor can be safely removed during surgery, and it is important to note that much of the prognosis information given below does not differentiate between high-risk and low-risk tumors.

Between 57 and 60 percent of adults diagnosed with medulloblastoma are alive five years following diagnosis, and 44 percent are alive 10 years later. Between 70 and 80 percent of children are expected to be alive and disease free five years after diagnosis, and with effective treatment, even 60 to 65 percent of high-risk pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate. Among infants, survival rates fall between 30 and 50 percent. 

Locations for Medulloblastoma