A low-grade glioma is a slow-growing, less aggressive kind of tumor that can grow in a number of places in the brain and spinal cord. The good news is that, in general, children with low-grade gliomas have better long-term health than those with malignant, high-grade types of pediatric brain tumors.
More detailed information is available on low-grade gliomas. If you would like to read more general information about brain tumors first, see our overview on childhood brain tumors.
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s approaches low-grade gliomas
Patients with low-grade gliomas are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center through our Glioma Program, the world’s largest pediatric glioma treatment program.
After treatment, your child will receive expert follow-up brain tumor survivorship care through the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic, where he will be able to meet with his neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, pediatric neuro-oncologist and neurologists at the same follow-up visit.