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Bean-shaped glands called lymph nodes sometimes becomes malignant (cancerous) or may be affected by other types of cancer originating elsewhere. Lymphoma is the term for the specific type of cancer that develops within the lymph nodes. It's a form of cancer that affects nearly 2,000 children, adolescents, and teens annually in the United States. Hodgkin's... Read more
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Cancer in children can be difficult to detect and diagnose, especially at early stages when symptoms are vague. The odds of successfully treating most types of pediatric cancer increase greatly when it's discovered sooner rather than later. Since children aren't always able to articulate or recognize symptoms, it's important to be as observant as possible... Read more
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When you first hear from your doctor that your child suffers from cancer, you may feel overwhelmed and so emotional that you have a hard time talking with your son or daughter. Once your child receives his or her diagnosis, you should sit down as a family and go over exactly what that means now... Read more
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There is an old cliché that says “you are what you eat.” While this may not be completely accurate, it does hold a little bit of truth. What you eat can have a significant impact on your health and cancer risks. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet will not only have a positive impact on your... Read more
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More than 15,000 parents around the world hear the news that their child has been diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. While any battle with cancer is one that's sure to be hard-fought, it's especially challenging for children living with the condition. A look at the prevalence of cancer affecting children around the... Read more
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Children typically suffer from different cancers than adults. Whereas the most common adult cancers are in areas such as the lungs, colon, breasts, and skin; children most often get leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastomas, and brain cancers. Since the cancers are different, many of the medications used are different. There are dozens of specific medications, but they... Read more
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Having a doctor tell you that your child has cancer is one of a parent’s worst nightmares. Not only are you afraid for your child, but the unfamiliar terminology and various treatment options can raise a myriad of questions. The following provides answers to the most common questions that parents have after their child receives... Read more
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