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- Question: My 18-year-old son just received radiation for a JPA in his hypothalamus. It has been there for a long time. ow long does it take for the tumor to shrink, and what are the chances of recurrence? Do you have any studies of children who have been followed into adulthood? What are the outcomes, or where can I find this info?
There are many long term studies that address this issue. The actual
articles can be found by doing a PUBMED search ''pilocytic astrocytoma AND
survival'' or adding quality of life. The correct treatment is still the subject of controversy among neurooncologists.