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Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 08/22/2014

Recurrent Childhood Astrocytomas

A recurrent childhood astrocytoma is an astrocytoma that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the same place as the first tumor or in other parts of the body. High-grade astrocytomas often recur within 3 years.