Craniopharyngioma - Childhood: Stages

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2015

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.

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