Brain tumour is the second most common cancer in children after leukemia.


Astrocytomas are the most common type of brain and spinal cord tumours in children. They are a type of brain tumour called glioma which can develop at any age. The causes of these tumours are unknown but there is an increased risk of low-grade gliomas with an inherited syndrome called neurofibromatosis 1. Your child might have symptoms like headaches in the morning, feeling or being sick – being sick often makes the headaches feel better, double vision, seizures (fits) for a few weeks or months before they are diagnosed with an astrocytoma. Other symptoms depend on where the astrocytoma is in the brain. Take your child to the doctor to get it checked out if you are worried your child has a symptom of a brain tumour. #WorldBrainTumourDay