What ex­actly is Dipg?

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Ad­if­fuse in­trin­sic pon­tine glioma (DIPG) is an ag­gres­sive brain tu­mour in chil­dren. It grows deep within the brain stem in an area that’s re­spon­si­ble for crit­i­cal bod­ily func­tions such as breath­ing and move­ment, which trag­i­cally mean that it is in­op­er­a­ble.

DIPG is one of the rarest and most deadly child­hood can­cers – it’s thought to af­fect just 300 chil­dren world­wide each year.

For in­for­ma­tion on the con­di­tion, you can visit the­brain­tu­mour­char­ity.org

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