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Brain Tumours link with CP??
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Brain Tumours link with CP??

Looking for another link.  My daughter (just turned 3) was diagnosed with cerebral palsy a year ago, she had the routine MRI, they weren't expecting to find anything but found a brain tumour in her midbrain (more specifically where the brainstem meets the left thalamus) because of location it is inoperable.  It is thought to be a lowgrade glioma but as they cannot biopsy this is just the most likely explanation.  She has had MRIs every four months and is hasn't shown any change (or too little to see).

I want to know if any other parents of children with CP also have tumours?
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Hi,

How are you? How is your daughter? Risk factors for developing CP just after birth or within the first 2 or 3 years of life are related to brain damage and include: 1) a serious illness, such as severe jaundice, meningitis, or lead poisoning Babies born prematurely or with a low birth weight are susceptible to these illnesses.
2) serious head injury from an accident or fall. This includes injury to a baby from shaking, throwing, or other force such as shaken baby syndrome. or 3) lack of oxygen to brain tissues, such as the result of a brain tumor or a near-drowning incident.
You can read more about this through this link: https://members.kaiserpermanente.org/kpweb/healthency.do?hwid=aa56609&sectionId=aa56700

I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
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