Astrocytoma

Astrocytoma tumors are a form of brain or spinal tumor with star-shaped cells. These tumors are often slow growing or can remain unchanged for long periods of time. Once this condition is identified it is important to monitor the Astrocytoma growth closely.

Symptoms are often a result of increased pressure within the skull or spinal canal. In young children, the growing pressure of an Astrocytoma tumor inside the skull may cause enlargement of the skull.

Those with Astrocytoma tumors may experience signs and symptoms such as:

● Headache
● Seizures
● Vomiting
● Drowsiness
● Decreased energy
● Mood swings
● Impaired mental focus