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Craniopharyngioma - Childhood

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Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing craniopharyngioma. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing a tumor. Although risk factors often influence the development of a tumor, most do not directly cause a tumor. Some people with several risk factors never develop a tumor, while others with no known risk factors do.

The cause of craniopharyngioma is not known, and there are no proven risk factors.

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