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.
Sources: The American Cancer Society website and the National Institute of Health’s Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (January 2019).
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