ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about when desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma is diagnosed. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.
Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer, after leukemia. However, DIG is a rare type of childhood brain tumor that is found mainly in children younger than 18 months.
Children with DIG have an excellent chance of recovery when the tumor is completely removed through surgery (see Types of Treatment).
Information adapted from the websites of the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health’s Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (sources accessed January 2020).
The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains that there are currently no known factors linked with an increased chance of developing DIG. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.