Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
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With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: TMD, TMJ.
An astrocytoma, a common type of glioma, is a form of brain cancer that starts in brain cells, known as astrocytes, that support and nourish other brain cells.
The exact cause of astrocytoma is unknown. Some combination of genetic factors and environmental causes may play a role.
Astrocytomas in the thalamus and hypothalamus tend to grow slowly so symptoms can be present for a long time or come on suddenly. Many symptoms are related to an increased pressure in the brain.
Symptoms may include:
Treatment for astrocytoma vary - some are aimed at the tumor itself while others treat complications or side effects of treatment. They often involve some combination of neurosurgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: July 25, 2022 03:15 PM
A multidisciplinary team of specialists diagnose and treat all types of tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Our program provides care for more children with pediatric brain tumors than any other facility in Florida.
An Astrocytoma is a form of brain tumor that develops in the cells that form the supportive tissue of the brain.
Radiation therapy is a common form of cancer treatment. It refers to exposing the body to beams of radiation that are used to kill cancer cells and prevent them from coming back.
Chemotherapy is a common form of cancer treatment. It refers to drugs that are often used to kill cancer cells and prevent them from coming back.