Craniopharyngioma - Childhood: Stages

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn that because of the nature of craniopharyngioma, doctors do not commonly use stage to describe this tumor.

In cancer, staging is typically how doctors describe the extent of disease in a person’s body. However, craniopharyngioma rarely, if ever, spreads to parts of the body far from where it started. Therefore, there is no standard staging system for this type of tumor.

The next section helps explain the treatment options for craniopharyngioma. Use the menu on the side of your screen to select Treatment Options, or you can select another section, to continue reading this guide.