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Medulloblastoma is a highly aggressive type of brain cancer that is most common in children in the first decade of life.

It usually starts in the back part of the brain, a location called the cerebellum, and can cause problems like headaches, nausea, and trouble with balance.

In babies, it can cause irritability and sleepiness. It sometimes cause a baby to have a bigger head than standard. The cancer can also spread to other parts of the body, like the spine, which can cause pain and weakness.

The best treatment plan will depend on the child's age, the size and location of the tumor, and whether the cancer has spread.

After surgery to remove the tumor, the care team may recommend additional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes, chemotherapy can be used instead of radiation therapy in younger children to delay the need for radiation.

Why Choose Us?

Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.

International leaders in brain tumor care. We play a vital role in the community, thanks to our groundbreaking research and patient care for people in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We’re turning Miami into the healthcare capital of the Americas. We’re creating one of the premier brain tumor centers in the country.

Offering the latest in scientific breakthrough treatment. You have access to all treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, complementary and integrative medicine, and comprehensive management — including new approaches through clinical trials. The procedures we perform on both pediatric and adult patients use the least invasive neurosurgical techniques, which reduces recovery time and makes a significant difference in your quality of life.

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