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Axia College Material Appendix D Topic Outline and Thesis Statement Guide What is your thesis statement? While undefined, making people more aware of the signs, symptoms, treatment options, and facts about Medulloblastoma can save thousands of children’s lives. I. Facts about Medulloblastoma A. Account for about 20% of all childhood brain tumors 1. Most common brain tumor found in children B. What Medulloblastoma is 1. Type of brain cancer that forms in the cerebellum (posterior fossa) 2. Also known as primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) II. Signs and Symptoms A. Within the cerebellum 1. Increased pressure and headaches 2. Vomiting, fatigue, lack of coordination
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Unformatted text preview: B. In spinal cord 1. Loss of strength, back pain 2. Loss of use of lower extremities III. Diagnosis of Medulloblastoma A. neurological exams can be done 1. Tests on reflexes, eye movement, muscle strength, and coordination can be used to help diagnose Medulloblastoma. B. Use of various x-ray and computer scans 1. Magnetic resonance imaging-MRI 2. Computer tomography scan-CT/CAT 3. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy- MRS C. Biopsy 1. Rare case a tissue sample can be taken IV. Treatment options A. Treatment for low-risk 1. Radiation therapy 2. Chemotherapy B. Treatment for high-risk 1. Surgery 2. Chemo and radiation therapy COM 150...
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