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RULING OUT

A TUMOR

Mark survived an
aortic dissection with
a 12-hour emergency
surgery to repair a
tear in the wall of his
main artery.

Sebastian
overcame a
life-threatening
brain tumor.

Each day in the U.S., 11 families learn their
children have brain or spinal cord tumors.
In 2014, that day came for the Cave family of Charlottesville, Virginia. Fortunately,
Sebastian Cave's brain tumor was benign
and surgery alone could offer a cure.
"When this type of tumor is removed
completely, it will not recur," says UVA
Health System pediatric neurosurgeon John
Jane Jr., MD. "That's one of the reasons we
did Sebastian's surgery in our intraoperative
MRI suite (Learn more at uvahealth.com/
imris-treatment). This way, when we were
done with the operation, while he was still
asleep and before we closed, we were able
to do another MRI (brain imaging scan) to
prove we had removed all of the tumor."
The brain is the most likely location for a
solid tumor to develop in children. Thanks
to advancements in treatment, 70 percent
of children survive a brain tumor. Sebastian
had what is known as a juvenile pilocytic
astrocytoma (JPA), the most common
type of brain tumor in children ages 5 to
18. (Tumors at very young ages tend to
be more aggressive). A JPA grows slowly
and is commonly situated in the back of
the head. Sebastian's grew to the size of
a walnut shell. No one knows what causes
tumors to form in children, but all it takes,
Jane explains, "is for one cell in the brain to
get the wrong signal to start dividing."
Brain tumors are rare but are important to rule out if a child has any of the
following symptoms that otherwise can't
be explained:

3 Morning headache
PHOTO BY JACKSON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

3 Frequent nausea and vomiting
3 Vision, hearing or speech problems
3 Loss of balance and trouble walking
3 Unusual sleepiness
3 Unusual changes in personality
or behavior

3 Seizures
Source: National Cancer Institute

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