Craniopharyngioma - Childhood: Stages

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 10/2022

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

What is cancer staging?

In cancer, staging is typically how doctors describe the extent of disease in a person’s body. Craniopharyngiomas rarely, if ever, spread to other parts of the brain or elsewhere in the body far from where they started. Therefore, there is no standard staging system for this type of tumor.

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