ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children learn they have ependymoma each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.
Ependymoma occurs most often in young children, accounting for about 5% of all childhood brain cancers.
The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the cancer is detected, excluding those who die from other diseases. For children from birth to age 19, the five-year survival rate of ependymoma is approximately 75%.
Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from many children with this type of cancer, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with ependymoma. Because the survival statistics are measured in five-year intervals, they may not represent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of this cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Source: American Cancer Society.