Ependymoma Awareness Day - FAQ

Ependymoma Awareness Day - FAQ

May 10, 2021

Today, May 10th, marks Ependymoma Awareness Day! May 10th was chosen to bring more awareness to this rare brain tumor type because of the 10 different molecular groups of ependymoma.

What is an ependymoma?

According to the CERN (Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network) Foundation, an ependymoma is a rare type of primary brain or spinal cord tumor. It occurs in both adults and children.

Who is diagnosed with ependymomas?

Both children and adults can be diagnosed with an ependymoma. An estimated 1,340 people are diagnosed each year and there are 13,294 people living with an ependymoma in the United States.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms vary depending on the location of the tumor. Symptoms could include;

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness