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  • slow-growin
  • Fibrillary (diffuse) astrocytomas are also slow-growing tumors, but with the important characteristic of growing into nearby tissues, which makes them hard to remove with surgery. (cancer.org)
  • Pilocytic astrocytomas are slow growing tumors with an expansile growth pattern and little propensity to disseminate resulting, overall, in an excellent prognosis, as represented in the WHO grade (grade I). These tumors primarily arise in children and young adults but may remain asymptomatic until later in life. (medscape.com)
  • Diagnosis
  • This means that, on average, 74% of children diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumours are expected to live at least 5 years after their diagnosis. (cancer.ca)
  • Improvements in neuroimaging permit the diagnosis of many low-grade astrocytomas that would not have been recognized previously. (medscape.com)
  • nerves
  • The spinal cord connects to nerves all over the body to carry messages back and forth between the brain and the body. (cancer.org)
  • The brain - The brain interprets information received via the nerves from the senses (taste, smell, touch, hearing and sight). (cancercouncil.com.au)
  • It is made up of nerve cells and nerve bundles that connect the brain to all parts of the body through a network of nerves called the peripheral nervous system. (cancercouncil.com.au)
  • The spinal cord connects the brain with nerves in most parts of the body. (oncolink.org)
  • Spinal cord nerves carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body, such as a message from the brain to cause muscles to move or a message from the skin to the brain to feel touch. (oncolink.org)
  • It contains nerves that send information between the brain and the rest of the body. (cancer.ca)
  • cerebrum
  • The largest part of the brain is the cerebrum, also known as the cerebral cortex. (cancercouncil.com.au)
  • The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. (oncolink.org)
  • The supratentorial area (the upper part of the brain) contains the cerebrum, lateral ventricle and third ventricle (with cerebrospinal fluid shown in blue), choroid plexus, hypothalamus, pineal gland, pituitary gland, and optic nerve. (oncolink.org)
  • Cerebrum (front of brain) - composed of the right and left hemispheres. (nationwidechildrens.org)